Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lmcl123 Great tool
I purchased this because my 25 year old Homax DIY texture gun finally wore out. This one cost $15-$20 more than I paid for the one of less quality 25 years ago. It did a great job. It took longer for me to mix the texture than to apply the 750 square feet I had to do. Cleanup was much easier than with my old one. The hopper is a little smaller than the bigger more expensive models, but that is a blessing in disguise as it makes for a little bit lighter gun to hold and less fatigue.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BILLYRAY So glad I stuck my neck out
I cannot tell you how pleased (thrilled) I am with my new Homax sprayer. I was not sure that my compressor could deliver the required cfm at required pressure. I have a Porter-Cable 6 gallon, 135psi compressor that can deliver 2.6 cfm at 90 psi. and it worked just fine. I thinned lightweight joint compound to the "pancake batter" consistency, and without any experimentation or practice went at a 8 ft x 8 ft wall and it took me less that 5 minutes. I used the 6mm nozzle tip and set the compressor at 70psi. I knocked down the sprayed wall almost immediately, and it looks professional
May 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by homerepairmom Practical and easy
I bought this to do the ceiling of a 10 X 10 bedroom after I reworked some electrical. Took me about 30-40 minutes to shoot the texture. I mixed regular tape/top mud with water in my kitchen mixer to pancake batter consistency. It took 2 bowls to do the whole ceiling (appx 1/3 of a box). I liked the splatter finish I got with the medium nozzle. I ran it at 60-65 psi on my compressor. Super value when compared to renting a sprayer. Easy to use for this like to fix it mom.
July 30, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ronsp Good to use
Easy to use and does good job.
learning lesson keep back from ceiling at least a foot, get to close and you tip to high. If tipped to high then you lose feed. Also the premix bottles are not best route, tried two one was too dry and one was lumpy even after a good three minutes shacking.
February 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Great product
Used this hopper to apply orange peel texture to a bedroom and hallway and it was very easy to use and performed great. When I first started I bought the bottle of pre-mixed compound and it came through pretty thick and inconsistent. After that ran out, which was pretty quick, like the previous reviewer, I mixed regualr joint compound with water and pancake batter consistency is a perfect way to describe it and it was awesome. For what it would cost to rent a hopper, it paid for itself in about 2 hours. I highly recommend this product.
May 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gkt922 Easy enough to use for a beginner
It was easy to put together, easy to use, easy to clean. I am a complete novice to texturing, so I had to keep shutting off the compressor because it would get above the recommended 70psi in just minutes (Im sure this was user error), but otherwise, I have no complaints.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by higgitj Easier than I thought
Adding Knockdown to a newly drywalled room turned out to be easier than I thought. I've only done small patches, and thought it would be tricky. This texture sprayer worked fine with my compressor, which is rated at 2.6 CFM at 90PSI. I used dry material mixed according to spec. Knocking it down takes a light touch but pretty easy to get the hang of.
July 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Michael Much better than Homax Spray!
After being tired of mediocre results with the aerosol sprays, and after having spent hundreds of dollars on disappointing professional work, I decided to give this little guy a try.
To my surprise the results were fantastic--take your time, practice, get the mixture & pressure just right, and then go for it.
I used it to texture several patches after extensive electrical remodeling. My orange peel was of a fine nature but heavily applied. As a result, to obtain the right type of texture, I had to thin the texture like that of crepe batter with a paddle mixer, turn up the pressure of the gun between 65-70 PSI, and dial the knob to as low as could be turned while still allowing texture to flow. Instead of keeping the trigger of the gun depressed, I would pull & release in short bursts keeping the gun approximately 2 feet from the wall surface.
PROS: Well constructed/Easy to Use/Good results for matching orange peel.
CONS: If I were to make one improvement on the gun, it would be to construct another model that inhibits the flow of air when the trigger is not depressed so as to allow the preservation of air pressure. The air valve knob is nice to turn off the air pressure when not in use, but the integration of a valve with the trigger would be ideal (assuming of course that such doesn't cost too much).
January 4, 2014