Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 175
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1560DYIer I liked it!
Sprayer was easy to put into usable mode. Preformed just as advertised. Requires some space, and some practice to use well. You will need plenty of cloth for covering for over-spray, but that comes with using a sprayer.
November 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valdosta Repair Man This machine is awesome!
I painted all the siding on an approximately 2500 square foot house in a day plus some time for prep! This machine saved me so much money on labor cost, it was just unbelievable!
October 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry worst purchase yet
The painter was easy to assemble, but I could not get it to spray right. It worked well with water after
about 5 tries. I thinned out the paint and it would still not spray. The pump would turn on for about a
second and then shut off. I wasted more paint than I sprayed with this machine. It was never used
to spray paint. We painted an entire warehouse with rollers instead. I will never buy this brand of
product again. I have a Wagner power painter that I purchased last year and used that one till it gave out. I purchased another Wagner power painter to paint metal garage doors and that worked great.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FMPHOTOGUY Welcome to a POWER HOUSE!
I used it once so far and it did good. I plan to paint a house next and expect it to be perfect for the job. Graco needs to have an accessory to move the sprayer and pain with you as you move around a house. I jerry rigged one and it works great!
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marschall My X5
I bought this to paint rooms in my house and decided to paint the exterior
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tio Best medium size sprayer!!
Exceeded my expectations for a sprayer and did a fantastic job!! Easy to utilize and clean.
October 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by newpainter great time saver
sprayer worked great and was wonderful for painting a large area very quickly. directions are a little complicated for getting started and cleaning up, but this was my first time using an airless sprayer.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dutch Z Good little unit
I just finished my fence, and it did a great job.
No hassle, no fuss
Easy to use
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Will Works Great makes it easy to paint
Use it all the time set up is a snay and cleans up fast
September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AZKev Do not buy this product
I have been a contractor for 30 years. I mainly do custom woodwork, but occasionally a job calls for painting. I just finished a coffered ceiling. I decided to buy a spray gun because I thought I would get a better finish than with a brush and roller. I spent four hours trying every combination of pressure and paint viscosity trying to get this product to do something other than urinate like a little boy. Then I spent an hour on the phone with Graco's customer service, who walked me through everything I had already tried and concluded that I had a defective tip and sent me to Home Depot to buy a replacement tip. The replacement tip performed exactly the same. I returned them both. Do not buy this product.
June 14, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vankev63 Airless worked OK
Spray gun wasn't that great. Gun was spitting making painting doors difficult.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DB Had mine for 2 years and still going strong
I've painted 3000 sq ft house (inside and out), fences, decks, barn, and workshop without a single issue. This sprayer is fantastic. Even have the roller attachment, it's just bulky in small rooms. Sprays stains (purchased smaller tip), latex, and enamels extremely well, just take your time and adjust spray pattern / pressure. Spend some time cleaning it up after use and before storing.
July 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tj Graco pro painter
The painter worked great right out of the box. Cleanup was a snap.
August 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aburleson84 Best Value for the Money
Versatile Painter no Compressor Needed! I bought the Graco X5 to do LOTS of painting. I looked at the attractive price tag of the wagners but then I realized I didn't want to invest in an air compressor. I purchased it for use of both water and oil based paints. Everything you need comes in the box (minus the paint of course). If you are spraying the exterior of your home, you need to buy a different accessory for the trigger for the best quality spray pattern. It's about $25, it has a bigger diameter. The tip that comes included will work but from other reviews, there were complaints of either needing to thin the paint or the machine would clog. I sprayed hardie plank siding in about 100 degree weather and the machine didn't clog, dry, or give me any problems. I was able to do the entire downstairs in one day (minus trim of course). Setup and clean-up was lenghty but well worth the time savings overall. Read the manual, watch the video, test your spray pattern. Buy a bucket or so if you don't have one laying around. You need a "discard" bucket and a "water" bucket if you are spraying latex paint. It took me about 3 hours total time for set-up and clean-up. It gets shorter as familiarity with the machine increases. The machine is slightly akward to handle but once you get use to it, it's nice. This is a great sprayer in my opinion, I've had pretty good luck with it so far.
August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Murli Easy to use
I used this machine to paint interior and exterior of my house. Took me a little while to get used to it, and after that there is no looking back. Easy to use, easy to clean and easy to maintain. Online offer was showing two spray tips but store box had one. Good machine.
July 7, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homer0172938 Bummer - broke after 2 hours of use
I hate to say it, but I bought this today and it died after 2 hours of intermittent use. The pump motor stopped working and i had not been working it hard. I was painting my eaves, so i would spray for 3 seconds 4-5 times per eave, then move the ladder and repeat. The motor died once, but it came back after a few minutes. the second time, that was it. I called the customer support # and they said I should bring it in to a service center. Heck, i just bought it, i'm not going to invest untold hours getting it fixed when it should not be broken. Back it went. Very disappointing.
February 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kmccaw easy to keep work site clean.
The paint sprayer saves considerable time on large jobs.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hubertc Great purchase
bought to paint 6ft X 130ft fence around pool and deck, front and back. It worked great and could have finished in just a few hours if my landscaping was level all the way around the pool and deck. Very easy to use for me.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by birdman Nice Sprayer
It works Awesome. Easy to put assemble. Never did clog. Painted the whole house in 2 days.
June 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DH Works great!
Really easy to use. Needs a better swivel handle and less stiff of a hose, but very fast and easy to use.
June 16, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zandolee What a mess
This may be a great tool for an outdoor project, but for non-commercial painting jobs inside a house, probably not. After spending 3 hours to prep an empty bedroom to ensure sharp edges, the sprayer did quick and fast work... of making a mess. The back spray filled the room with paint mist which took a day to settle (so cover your doors, floor and ceiling and make sure there is no furniture), and I now have to repaint my ceiling. Also about half the gallon of paint was sucked into the machine for priming. Unless you have unlimited paint and this is a new construction, hit the rollers and save time and money.
August 5, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrGreenthumb The Paint Sprayer of Graco
Its a good paint sprayer. It does what its supposed to. Put paint on walls and anything u point it at. I had no jams spraying water based paints. It worked really well right out of the box. Very easy to setup and use.. I would not however use this to spray latex type paints. the cleaning process takes a lot of flushing with just water based paints. they give you a plastic shutoff valve (really cheap feeling plastic) to hook it up to an outside hose for cleaning which takes only a couple of minutes. You can exponentially increase that time and cleaning materials using latex.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Richard very good sprayer
Easy to use, little over spray, good price, can finish the job in less than half the time.
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindi Good buy
Easy to assemble and operate - this machine made a big difference in doing the job!
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner1 Good product!
I bought this paint sprayer to help me stain my backyard fence. I am a female homeowner and I found the directions to be clear, but there are a lot of steps of preparation. But, once I got the prep steps down, the actual use of the machine was super easy, and I was able to stain my fence QUICKLY and EASILY. AND, I had fun doing it. I have not used it indoors, only outdoors. There was a little spray and I incidentally sprayed the neighbors garage and downspouts, but it was minor. If you have painting or staining, I would recommend this sprayer. It has great coverage, and is very quick. But, the clean up and set-up time is more than roller painting, I think it is worth it.
January 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Darrel Excellent paint sprayer, well made product
Graco made a good product with the X5 sprayer. I borrowed an X7 sprayer from a relative and was impressed with it's performance, so I bought an X5 for my next project after reading reviews. X5 is a good quality, easy to use sprayer, comes with instructions for about everything you can think of, and includes a DVD. The sprayer came with everything i needed to start painting, with the exception of paint of course. Its fairly light weight and easily portable. The sprayer worked well on the porch railing i was painting. With latex paint, machine cleans easily with a water hose. Haven't tried any oil based yet. I have no second thoughts about the purchase, was worth the money.
April 20, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by FlipThis Not worth the purchase
After a few weeks of research, I came upon a lot of negative reviews. However, to keep my expense low I decided to purchase the X5. This wasn't the lowest priced one and also not the most expensive. I ignored the negative reviews and went ahead and purchased it anyway.
PROS: Off the bat I was able to spray a primer (Sherwin Williams) and Satin Paint without any issues. The coverage was great and after a fast second coat, it looked flawless. I was able to finish my parents entire house from the inside in short amount of time.
CONS: After a month stored in my garage with the storage fluid provided, I used it to spray primer again on the outside of one of my flips. I was able to spray almost 1/2 of the house before it stopped building pressure and continued to run the motor. I flushed as normal, and proceeded to stop building pressure. After flushing the whole unit with water (water based paint) I did all the steps to fix the issue (stick pencil to make sure ball valve isn't stuck, etc). Nothing worked. To finish painting I rented a professional pray gun. After countless hours to repair or fix the issue I eventually gave up and called the customer service.
Through my customer service experience, they seemed to be willing to help and replace the pump or repair. Once I had the machine at the authorized store, they told me it would not be covered under warranty even though it was 1 month old or less. They stated the issue is not covered under warranty, being the ball valve unit that hold pressure. They mentioned it was the #1 issue with these gracos, and that is not covered under warranty. After speaking to the manufacturer they also proceeded to explain that it is normal wear parts and will not be covered by warranty.
All 3 service facilities I tried to get the repair completed at explained that these guns are to be used for a single wall or maybe a single room at max. Their comment was this just isn't a quality product and often times not worth repairing. I paid for the repairs, costing $126.00.
After getting 3 recommendations from service providers to sell or get rid of the unit, I decided to fix it and sell it, taking my losses and moving forward.
I purchased a commercial Airlessco from Home Depot's used tool sales ($800), since then I have used it 5 times for full hose painting, and that my friends is a quality sprayer. Versus the Graco.
After the breakdown within 1 month, and terrible customer service, I would never purchase another Graco product ever again. However you don't realize all the negative reviews, until something happens to you. I suggest you do some research and don't ignore the red flags. Another friend warned me to not purchase their products, I learned the hard way.
April 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JH Set-Up tips
The 515 tip that comes with Grayco Sprayers is fine for most all paints and primers except thin transparent deck stains. For thin material GET A SMALLER TIP.
Important Setup: Begin by almost closing off the pressure valve, then spray a short column. Look for a paint bead along the edge of the column, which indicates the need for more pressure. Increase pressure a little and try again. When the beads are gone you are in adjustment for that particular paint. Do not turn up pressure too high or you will get overspray. With the pressure just right you'll get a nice clean spray pattern. And you'll get more paint on the wall than yourself. :-)
My source: a Grayco Technician at Home Depot's Corporate Office
March 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dennis spend the money well worth it!
after doing much research on airless sprayers i was glad i chose this model. had to paint the house by myself, sprayed 25 gal of behr premium ultra which they say is very heavy.i also purchased the 50 ' hose and the 20 " wand which made alot less ladder moves possible, i would recomend the whip and swivel because the hose is very stiff and dificult to move when pressurized.been using it for three weeks now and only had one issue.and that was due to me not cleaning properly. so please if you do get this model take the time to clean it, if you think it is clean i would recomend giving it another quick clean.
April 30, 2012