Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 243
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Route66rider I recently was given one of the Graco sprayers as a gift. I used it to spray approximately 650 linear feet of cedar fencing that was six feet tall which I recently power washed. I applied a Behr weatherproofing cedar stain. I was initially dreading the work, but with this unit it was a whole lot easier than I expected. I did purchase a slightly small tip (413 instead of the supplied 515). For my job, I sprayed 20 gallons of the Behr product over a two day period. Using the supplied instructions, the application and daily cleanup was not a problem.
October 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fabian I'm a DIY'er - Just updated my list of my "5 favorite tools" to include this paint sprayer. Took a little getting used to, and have to admit being a little intimidated looking at the various parts and instructions, but after an hour of use (setup, use, cleanup) got the hang of it, and painted the exterior of a home this weekend. Feeling pretty accomplished and looking forward to the next project!
October 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cornbread It is worth the money
This product really cuts down on paint time and it is so easy to use and clean.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JC Cuts hours off a painting project...if you use it right
I needed to paint the vinyl siding on my house. Badly. Considering it would have cost more than $1,000 to have somebody do it, I gave it a shot. Went with this sprayer instead of a cheaper one, and it was well worth the price.
It's very, very important to read the instructions and follow them closely. And, it's very important to make sure everything is tightened before your first spray. I failed to tighten the nut in the sprayer handle and found out quickly that wasn't a good thing to forget, as I took a shot of paint in the face. Also, the sprayer hose is fairly stiff and needs to be laid out before painting to prevent the unit and/or paint container from tipping over.
I did have a little trouble maintaining pump prime after I switched to a second paint bucket. That can cause some "burping" of paint. So, when you start to feel the pump losing pressure, stop and re-prime. Also, it pays to hesitate and take your time when painting in tight areas.
Clean-up took some time, but using 2 5-gallon buckets helped a lot. I have yet to put the pump fluid into the unit because I may use it again before winter, but it sounds like that is a must, too.
So, all in all, if you can follow directions precisely, you should be in good shape. This is not a $1,200 professional sprayer, but it's also not a $40 plastic Wagner sprayer. It's much closer to the former than the latter. I was extremely pleased with my results. Was able to paint my small ranch house in just under 4 hours (not counting trim work and touch-ups, which took just as long!). I recommend this sprayer if you are willing and able to take your time, be patient and do the job right.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveTod Easy set up, performs great!
Bought this less this less then a month ago, never used any type of paint sprayer before. This was so easy to set up and light weight. My first project with my new X5 is painting the exterior of our house, so far sprayed the front half of the house and though it takes some getting use to being a first time sprayer I was amazed how well this X5 performs. I need more practice with my technique but the support and videos on Graco's website are helping. Overall I'm excited about my purchase and hope to get even better spraying the back half of our house now. Quick and easy with great paint coverage was what I was hoping to do with my purchase of the Magnum X5 and thats what I'm getting! Great Product.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cjmarie Works very quickly and effectively.
October 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RonT Great Sprayer!
I have never used an airless sprayer before and, based on research, reviews and the scope of my project (staining the exterior wood siding of my home), I purchased the Magnum X-5. I found the user manual covered set up and use of the sprayer easy to follow. Following the information provided in the Graco tip guide for my application, I purchased a smaller tip at the same time I bought the sprayer. The sprayer itself was easy to use and did an excellent job. Cleanup was very easy to perform. I am extremely pleased with this purchase and I believe the sprayer is an excellent product.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Macado easier than i thought
I was worried that it wouldn't be so easy to use..Boy was I wrong. Easy to set up, easy to spray, easy cleanup.. I was really surprised at my results. Just like in the videos I watched. This machine is a real time saver. If you stain or paint much this machine will pay for itself QUICK. Wish I had bought it sooner. Thanks Graco...
October 20, 2016