Best Paint Sprayers

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 29, 2017
Paint Sprayer - is an important and accurate tool for painting that affects the quality and efficiency of the final varnish or paint layer. There are too many different types of paint sprayers nowadays. And thus, it is necessary to choose the right one. We will try to help you solve this problem. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
PRESSURE
POWER
TYPE OF NOZZLE
FLOW RATE
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
BODY CONSTRUCTION
TANK POSITION
 
PROS
This model has a convenient X-boost power box, in which you can store the gun and the air hose. Due to Lock-N-Go technology, the refilling process is really simple.
CONS
It is necessary to detach the nozzle while cleaning or changing the material.
OUR VERDICT
Thanks to several nozzles (iSpray and detail finish), this paint sprayer will be suitable both for indoor and outdoor use.
detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
3 PSI
POWER
680 Watts
TYPE OF NOZZLE
1 mm
FLOW RATE
0,14 GPM
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
Paints, Stains, Lacquer, Polyurethane
BODY CONSTRUCTION
The gun and the power box are separated.
TANK POSITION
Below, 1.4 L capacity
PROS
Pumps directly from the paint container which allows to operate with desirable amount of material.
CONS
The sprayer has some problems with suction when there are less than 2 inches of paint in the can.
OUR VERDICT
Its light weight and compact size allow to fulfill painting jobs around the house and garden.
detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Airless technology
PRESSURE
-
POWER
1500 Watts
TYPE OF NOZZLE
0.38 mm
FLOW RATE
0.27 GPM
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
From stains to heavy latex and acrylics (excluding solvent-based lacquer, block filler, asphalt and texture-filled materials).
BODY CONSTRUCTION
The gun and the power box are separated.
TANK POSITION
Works with any capacities through a suction hose
PROS
Paint even detail-oriented projects due to its 3 different spray patterns.
CONS
The capacity is small, so you have to refill the paint cup while doing your job.
OUR VERDICT
This powerful paint sprayer copes with different tasks without overspray.
detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
3 PSI
POWER
400 Watts
TYPE OF NOZZLE
2.0 mm
FLOW RATE
-
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
Paint, chalk paint, clear sealer, polyurethane, primer, stain or varnish.
BODY CONSTRUCTION
The monoblock.
TANK POSITION
Below, 0.8 L capacity
PROS
The special strap makes the whole process of painting easier. The improved spraying technology guarantees the perfect coat.
CONS
If you drop the device, the plastic body may break.
OUR VERDICT
As this paint sprayer can operate not only with paints but also with disinfectants, it can be used for garden jobs.
detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
1.5 PSI
POWER
650 Watts
TYPE OF NOZZLE
2.5 mm
FLOW RATE
0.5 GPM
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
Oil-based paints, latex paints, enamels, varnishes, primers, disinfectants
BODY CONSTRUCTION
The gun and the power box are separated.
TANK POSITION
Below, 0.8 L capacity
PROS
The sprayer has the gravity cup with adjustable pattern fan control. The stainless steel body ensures a long-life.
CONS
Due to the high performance, the sprayer is a little bit loud.
OUR VERDICT
The powerful compressor and the handy gun will ensure quality painting at the professional level.
detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
10 PSI
POWER
1400 Watts
TYPE OF NOZZLE
1.3 mm
FLOW RATE
2 GPM
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
Enamels, lacquers, stains, polyurethanes
BODY CONSTRUCTION
The gun and the power box are separated.
TANK POSITION
Top, 0.4 L capacity

What is a Paint Sprayer

Paint Sprayer – is the portable device with the help of which you can easily paint any surface. Paint Sprayer works by means of paint or varnish spraying. The main advantage is that it provides our house interiors or exteriors with the high-quality surface. Paint sprayer makes it possible to obtain a smooth and even layer for a short time, which cannot be achieved by using conventional brush or roller.

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What Features to Compare

In order to choose the right Paint Sprayer, you need to define the purposes, which it has to carry out. That is why first of all, you should pay attention to such an important feature as Paint Sprayer Type. Sprayers are divided into three types: air, pneumatic and airless. Airless paint sprayers will be perfect for outdoor jobs. In this type of sprayers, the paint is sprayed by the mean of the built-in pump (under the high pressure) and has a high spraying speed but the poor quality. Car painting can be performed by using air paint sprayers are provided with a small compressor and the paint is supplied through compressed air, which gives a thinner layer and the higher quality. But pneumatic spray guns (they also work by force of compressed air which is supplied through the hose), are suitable for large area painting. Due to high performance, pneumatic paint sprayers are considered to be the most effective.

Having chosen the air or pneumatic sprayer, you should pay attention to Principle of Operation. HP (High Pressure) technology allows you to paint fast but influences the quality of painting (sprays 45% of the material). In the models with the HVLP (High Volume / Low Pressure) technology, the air is under high pressure, and at the output, it is quite rarefied. This gives us a reduced fogging and a high percentage of the material spraying (up to 65%). 

Speaking about Pressure, in most models it is limited to 8 bars! And if the pressure rises up to 8 bars, the compressor is automatically switched off. Only having reached the mark of 6 bars, the compressor resumes and pumps up the missing volume of air. In some of the best models, the pressure can reach 10 bars.


If you are going to use the sprayer with different materials, please, do pay attention to the features Types of nozzles and Compatible material. If you use metallic paint as a working material, the paint sprayer gun with the nozzle of 1.2-1.3 mm will be suitable for you. The best choice for varnish and acrylic paints is the sprayer gun with 1.4-1.5 mm nozzle. And finally, the paint sprayer gun with the biggest size (1.7-2.0 mm nozzle) will be perfect for the putty. As a rule, most of pneumatic and air spray guns work with almost all materials! But while choosing an airless sprayer, you must first become familiar with the range of materials suitable for it.

Having defined the basic parameters, you should pay attention to the Tank Position. The top position will give you a good weight distribution and speed. Containers located below are made from metal and their capacities are more than 1 l. Such position is considered to be the most suitable. But if you are going to carry out large-scale jobs, it is necessary to consider the models in which the intake is made from separate containers. Such models do not have any limits!

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Wagner Flexio 890

Principle of operation

Wagner Flexio 890 is the pneumatic paint sprayer operating by the effective HVLP technology. Featuring the Powerful X-Boost Turbine, this device can spray even unthinned paint. Moreover, you will be able to control the flow and the air pressure. So, you may forget about overspray. And as a result, you can easily operate with the detailed objects as well as with the large surfaces. One more tip - this device can spray up to 8.4 gallons per one hour. To be more specific, you will be able to paint the surface of 8x10 inches in just 5 minutes. Excellent!

Type of nozzle and Convenience

The size of this model is 19.2x13.2 x 11.5 inches and the weight is 14.4 pounds (cup and gun weigh only 1.5 pounds). So, it is quite lightweight and balanced. Accordingly, Wagner Flexio 890 is easy to handle. Note, that if you want to freshen up the ceiling, you can paint above your head for a long time without getting tired. Moreover, you can store the hose and the gun in a specially designed container. All this makes it great for transportation. And what about nozzles? This paint sprayer comes with 1 mm iSpray nozzle and Detail finish nozzle. Wagner Flexio is an ideal choice for both large and small projects.

Tank position and Compatible material

The tank is situated below and has the capacity of 1.4 liters. Hence, you will not have to worry about the frequent change of the material. The Wagner Flexio 890 operates with a variety of different materials, including oil-based paints, stains, lacquer, polyurethane. As we have already mentioned, the device can spray even unthinned paints for large surfaces both outdoors and indoors.

Wagner Flexio 890
Wagner Flexio 890
 

Graco Magnum 262800

Principle of operation

Graco Magnum is an airless paint sprayer. If you want to paint a large area using a large amount of paint and do it twice faster than with a roller or brush, this paint sprayer will be perfect for you. This airless technology has two main advantages. The first one - is a complete absence of paint fog and the second - is a really high performance of the painting works! After spraying the surface looks perfectly smooth, and the paint layer is really thin.

Type of nozzle and Convenience

The size of this device is 19.4x15x12.8 inches. It weighs 18.8 pounds. It is quite compact and portable. It can cope with different works around the house. You can paint your fence as well as windows or doors! The nozzle of this device is the narrowest - only 0.38 mm. But, make no doubt about it! It can cope even with the most difficult tasks.

Tank position and Compatible material

Oh, this sprayer does not have a tank! Instead of cup, it has an extra useful 7.5 m airless hose! It means, that you can just stick it into the container with the material. As you understand, Graco Magnum 262800 has not got any capacity limits. Moreover, it can spray the variety of different coating (from stains to acrylics or latex).

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Graco Magnum 262800
Graco Magnum 262800
 

HomeRight C800766

Principle of operation

HomeRight C800766 is an extremely ergonomic pneumatic device with HVLP technology. It can spray the paint evenly and smoothly. Moreover, this paint sprayer can cope even with the finest works without any flecks. This one is very easy-to-operate. It is a self-contained machine. It means, that it does not require hoses or air compressors. So, even the housewives can use it for some decoration jobs.

Type of nozzle and Convenience

It is the smallest and the lightest sprayer in our review! Its size is 6x11x13 inches, and its weight is 2.76 pounds. These features make this device extremely convenient for transportation. Moreover, its nozzle is really unique! You can vary the width (from 1 to 6 inches) and intensity according to your requirements. Furthermore, the nozzle has 3 positions - horizontal, vertical or round! All this makes this paint sprayer very handy!

Tank position and Compatible material

The container is situated below the body. Its capacity is - 0,8 l. We can assure you, that this is enough for home usage. HomeRight C800766 works best with the water or oil-based paints and stains. Almost all its components are made of high-quality plastic. But the nozzle is made of brass, what provides the long-lasting durability.

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HomeRight C800766
HomeRight C800766
 

Paint Zoom GPCT18

Principle of operation

Paint Zoom GPCT18 pneumatic paint sprayer also works by HVLP technology. Featuring this advanced technique, the device will allow you to carry out different types of work without any drips and splashes. Hence, you can do a ceiling paint job without using ladders or stairs. Additionally, the powerful 650 watts motor will allow you to paint an area of 15 sq.m in 10 minutes. So, don't put off the realization of your projects. It's high time to refresh your dwelling!

Type of nozzle and Convenience

Paint Zoom paint sprayer is a very compact model that measures 14x9.5x7.8 inches. It is made of ultra-durable and ultra-light plastic. Hence, it weights only 5 pounds. Just imagine, this sprayer is lighter than many handbags! Furthermore, the convenient handle and the shoulder strap make the transportation much easier. One more advantage is that its large 2.5 mm nozzle has three spray patterns. So, it can paint any angles and tight corners evenly.

Tank position and Compatible material

The plastic container is situated under the gun and has the 0.8-liter capacity. Talking about the compatible material, it is worth noting that Paint Zoom sprayer operates with oil-based paints, enamels, varnishes, primers and even disinfectants. This means that you can do not only regular paint jobs, but much more. For instance, you can also use this versatile device in the garden for spraying the trees.

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Paint Zoom GPCT18
Paint Zoom GPCT18
 

Fuji Spray 2203G Semi-PRO 2

Principle of operation

Fuji Spray 2203G Semi-PRO 2 is a professional paint sprayer with the HVLP technology. It is the most powerful machine in our review. It has the 1400-watt motor and a 2-stage turbine that comes in a metal case. Thus, this sprayer can perform all kinds of spraying, painting and coating jobs. Moreover, it is equipped with the 25 ft hose, so you do not have to move the compressor constantly. All in all, this is the perfect professional model for both painters and DIY lovers.

Type of nozzle and Convenience

As the model is extremely powerful, it has the impressive size of 16x9.5x12.5 inches. The weight is also rather heavy - 26.1 pounds. This Fuji sprayer features a unique 1.3 mm nozzle with an adjustable pattern size. Due to the special Fan Control and Non-Bleed Knob, you can easily choose the appropriate size from small to wide circular. In addition, the High-Efficiency Aircap and the Air Control Valve will provide you with the minimum overspray. Thus, you will be able to totally control the spraying process. Great!

Tank position and Compatible material

This is the only paint sprayer in our review that has a top-position tank. Hence, it is a really gravity model. Owing to such position, the device has quite small capacity. Its aluminum container can hold up to 0.4 liters of material. Thus, the Fuji sprayer is ideal for spraying the paint on hard-to-reach areas. But, its possibilities are not limited to the fine jobs only! This quality paint sprayer is perfect for spraying doors, walls, fences, ceiling, cabinets, shutters etc. As for compatible materials, the sprayer can operate literally with any paints, enamels, lacquers, stains and polyurethanes.

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Fuji Spray 2203G Semi-PRO 2
Fuji Spray 2203G Semi-PRO 2
 
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