Product Comparison: Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus vs Graco Magnum X5

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General Specifications
Magnum Project Painter Plus (257025)
Magnum X5 (262800)
About the Product
DIY homeowners, including those new to paint sprayers, breeze through paint jobs perfectly with the Magnum Project Painter Plus. This sprayer has the capacity to handle most of your interior and exterior home improvement projects like ceilings, sheds, decks and fences. The Project Painter Plus lets you spray directly from a 1-gallon or 5-gallon container allowing you to complete your larger projects faster.
DIY homeowners and handymen get cost-efficient, high-speed performance with the Magnum X5. These sprayers are ideal for painting all interior projects, decks, siding, fences and small houses. Choose the X5 when you paint on a quarterly basis. Equipped with long lasting, stainless steel piston pumps, these sprayers let you spray more projects each year.
Key Specs
Nozzle Size
0.38 mm
0.38 mm
2800 psi
3000 psi
Flow Rate
0.24 GPM
0.27 GPM
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus Paint Sprayer (257025)
  • The nozzle can be set horizontal or vertical so you can choose to paint up and down or side to side whatever works best for the situation.
  • The instructions say you need a smaller nozzle than the one included in the box for stain, but I used it anywhere and it works just fine.
  • Changed to the 415 nozzle instead of the 515, using solid stain. Really like it, should have got one a long while ago.
  • Freaking awesome unit! Reversible spray nozzle for cleaning plugs is genius works great.
  • The only problem with that is the spray nozzle is kind of wide and I could not get the right size nozzle at my local big box store.
Graco Magnum X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer (262800)
  • Very nice paint sprayer, I just needs some practice. The spray nozzle that comes with it puts out a lot of paint, a little faster than I can manage, so think I am going to purchase a smaller nozzle.
  • It was the perfect tool to spray stain. Had to purchase a nozzle for thinner stain but worked great.
  • Best Sprayer I have ever used and the two way self cleaning nozzle is amazing
  • Great sprayer love it but you need a smaller spray nozzel then the one that comes with it. The one I bought for stain is Graco 221413 is the nozzle I bought for stain and it worked great.
  • Unfortunately I painted an entire rental house before realizing I had the amount of paint coming out of the nozzle set too high.
Size & Weight
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
13.8 in.
17.9 in.
12.1 in.
12.4 in.
13.8 in.
14.5 in.
10 lbs.
13.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus Paint Sprayer (257025)
  • Easy to use... awesome to clean. and it's light weight can be moved easy with one arm. It makes painting a breeze.
  • Worth it's weight in gold made painting soffits go well & fast performs great.
  • Correct size unit for the person who has limited need or experience
  • Buy a small can first and make sure you can spray it. I had good luck using Kilz.2 latex primer. Paints weren't as big of an issue.
  • Great paint sprayer for my small house. Primed the main interior walls and ceiling today. The machine worked flawlessly.
Graco Magnum X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer (262800)
  • The sprayer is very well made and durable despite its light weight. I imagine that a full cup sprayer probably would have weighed 5 or 6 pounds. The X5 spray gun probably weighs a half pound or less.
  • Sturdy and durable with easy to understand features. Will withstand all respectful wear and tear.
  • The GRACO unit is study but light-weight.
  • It's very light weight very portable and easy to use and cleaning is a little messy but very easy.
  • The sprayer is very well made and durable despite its light weight.
Rated Power
2500 watts
2500 watts
Tank Position
515 RAC IV Spray Tip
515 RAC IV Spray Tip
Body Construction
The gun and the power box are separated
The gun and the power box are separated
Adjustable Pressure Control - Easy control of paint flow, Flexible Suction Tube - Spray directly from 1 or 5 gallon containers for small or large projects, Reverse-A-Clean Spray Tip - High precision spray tip reverses to quickly clean material clogs, Power Flush Adapter - Connects to a garden hose for fast and easy cleaning, Compact Design - Stable, low profile with integrated pail hook so everything can be carried together
Stainless Steel Piston Pump - Delivers high pressure power to spray unthinned paints, Flexible Suction Tube - Spray directly from 1 or 5 gallon paint containers, Reverse-A-Clean Spray Tip - Quickly clears tip clogs, Power Flush - Connects to garden hose for fast cleanup, Durable Frame - Compact, lightweight and easy to carry, Adjustable Pressure - Easy control of paint flow, PushPrime - Fast and reliable start-up every time
Hose Length
50 ft.
75 ft.
What customers say about "Features"
Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus Paint Sprayer (257025)
  • Compare this with the power rollers which waste a lot of paint and take forever to clean the roller.
  • I ran 7 gallons of latex primer through it with a power roller adapter to backprime some replacement siding. And I sprayed 22 gallons of Behr Premium Plus Ultra exterior flat latex, unthinned.
  • Never having used a power sprayer before I found the instructions and machine ready to use and understand.
  • One of THE best features is the nozzle barrel arrangement.
  • It has a long delivery hose so you don't have to move the tool and paint container very often.
Graco Magnum X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer (262800)
  • I was very impressed with the self priming feature and most importantly the cleaning feature.
  • Only had 1 jam the entire time and the reverse-a-clean feature allowed that to be cleared up quickly.
  • Spray feature just to avoid over spray (or rather having to prep for it) and cannot say enough about how great an asset this was (Having an empty home versus a fully furnished one where you have to move items around came in handy as well!)
  • If you really want to make the unit easier to use buy the swivel unit and place between hose and gun. It will eliminate the need to constantly "fight" the hose trying to control the gun
  • Unclogging feature obviously does not work.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
ETL listed
ETL listed
Other Information
269.00 $
319.00 $

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