Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Painter Looks good
The Powermate VX heavy duty spray gun is a well made sprayer for a variety of jobs. You can use it for applying latex, primer and lacquer. Spraying latex is simple with adjustable controls for both the air and fluid. Also comes with two nozzles. One for internal mixing and the other for external mixing, like for spraying lacquer. Yes you do need to hook it up to an air compressor which is not included.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIY Piece of junk
The instructions were somewhat confusing. I worked with this sprayer for a couple of hours, had my air compressor set on 40psi, but could NOT get the sprayer to work. I had to break out my big airless painter to paint a couple of cabinet doors. I’m taking the piece of junk back.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JackinNH It can handle the job but is a basic style of sprayer
This is a pretty nice spray gun. It is all metal construction with a plastic/rubber pickup hose. I have mixed feelings on the size of the canister that I have to fill up frequently but on the otherhand it starts getting pretty heavy when it is full so it is one of those issues that I just live with. It does a good job of evenly spraying the paint. Overall it's a pretty good sprayer.
May 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by smchange01 Works well, but ...
First let me say that overall the spray gun works well. the spray pattern is consistent, and ask I learned in High School Woodshed, as long as you keep a consistent distance from the project and move the gun in straight lines, you get a good finished project.
Now what I rated only a 4 under quality; first the screen filter on the intake hose kept falling off. A simple fix would be a better compression fitting. Next the paint was hard to clean from under the seal between the can and the handle. I think a thicker gasket with a pull tab, or an O ring would be a good change.
February 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Saber Sturdy Sprayer
I liked the fact that the spray gun came with the male attachment for the air hose, it made it a lot easier having that, because I din't have to search for the correct size. I used it for latex, but I could only do one wall at a time, because I felt that it should be flushed periodically. I'm not sure if this was the right decision, but with such a small nozzle opening, I felt it was a safe bet.
April 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jbb49 excellent for DIYers
This spray gun is excellent for the normal DIYer that uses it on home projects like myself. I got this to paint my cabinets as I didn't want brush marks. After reading all of the information and practicing on some old wood, I very cautiously tried it on my cabinet doors. I am extremely pleased with the result as they are gorgeous. With this sprayer, I didn't have stray marks nor did I have to worry about brush bristles marring the surface. I absolutely love my cabinets now.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redwitch23 Easy to use
I like to go to flea markets and find bargains. I frequently find things that I really like but that are the wrong color or are in need of a new coat of paint. While I use a lot of spay paint, with the spray gun I can choose custom colors. If the item is large or intricate, I can use the spray gun and easily and quickly paint it. The gun is easy to fill and it covers evenly and completely.
April 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MaineYankee Very capable sprayer
Heavy duty is a pretty good description of this gun. Everything is metal (except the pick-up tube) and has a substantial feel. The latex mode works fine if you read the instructions thoroughly. There is a set screw that needs to be moved depending on thickness of media to be sprayed. Makes quick work of fence painting. The jar holds enough paint/stain to work for as long as you will want to work with your arm extended and steady. I'm always thankful for a short rest while I refill.
Disassembly for cleaning is easy, but watch out for all of the parts. A basket-type strainer is a good tool for latex clean up if you use a sink.
Even though it can spray enamel and lacquer, this unit doesn't allow enough fineness for an automotive finish. If you just want to primer your truck it will be good enough :-)
February 20, 2016