Rated 2.9 out of 5 by 30
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lardog Excellent results on kitchen cabinets
I used this spray system when refinishing my kitchen cabinets. I had 3 different layers: a toner, then a stain, then polyurethane sanding-sealer. It worked really well. I rubbed on a glaze after that and finished with a polyurethane finisher that I brushed on only because I was tired of the ventilation problem in my kitchen! Overall, the product really surprised me how well it worked. For the 3 layers, I went through about 6 spray cans total for all my kitchen cabinets (just the boxes, not the doors or drawer fronts).
April 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joboo Junk
Diluted, diluted,diluted. Still wouldn't spray. New spay can on it filled with water still wouldn't spay JUNK
September 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bill Use the right tool for the job
Once again, a fine tool is given poor ratings by those expecting it to do a job it was not designed to do. Latex paint needs to be pumped through a gun. It can be thinned and and siphon-atomized with a gun that can supply a large air stream, but even that usually delivers poor results.
This sprayer works very well with lacquer, polyurethane, auto finishes, and other solvent based paints. Water has a higher viscosity than paint solvents. Adding solute to it only makes it thicker.
Expecting this little sprayer to siphon latex even when thinned is unreasonable. Not understanding the properties of the materials you are using, and getting angry at a tool that is being used for the correct purpose is even more unreasonable.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WendyMonsool Spray any color paint
Spray paints are very limited. I love the Preval Sprayer because I can spray the exact match. Be sure to read the instructions carefully and you'll have no problems only excellent results.
September 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LCM12 Affordable and so easy to use!
The Preval Sprayer was a great buy. It was super fast and easy to use once I figured out how to dilute the pant. I've sprayed acrylics and latex paints with it – even glitter paint. The best ratio I've found is 1 ounce of paint to 2 ounces of water. Just be sure to clean the aerosol can and dipstick after use. I remove the dipstick and run water through the bottom of the sprayer until the water runs clear. I also spray it a few times to make sure there's no paint left in the nozzle. All in all, this product is easy to use, and it's one home improvement tool of mine that gets a lot of use.
February 27, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cinder Don't use for spraying latex paint. Gives poor performance for latex paint.
Don't use it for latex paint. Performance very poor for applying latex paint.
August 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gongo I'm surprised it worked so wel!
Our 38 year old harvest gold colored Frigidaire refrigerator had rusted areas around and below the handle where we hang the towel and at the bottom of the doors. I bought the touch up paint but figured I would need quite a few of these and would look ugly brushing it on. Since the color of the touch up paint matched quite well, I had a quart of Behr oil based semi-gloss enamel mixed to match this touch up paint. First I sanded rusts to flatten the surface and treated with Corroseal. Then I strained the paint and mixed with a lacquer thinner per Preval instruction (I ended up with about 2 fl ounces of mixed paint) The spray went on smoothly without any sputtering. I had to spray over multiple times to cover the rust treated areas but when I finished, the mixed paint (about 2 fl ounces) was pretty much used up and was enough to cover a guestimated rust treated area of 100 sq in. The painted areas are unnoticeable and am satisfied beyond expectations. Now I have a rusted areas treated and covered with a hard enamel. I'll wait few weeks for the paint to cure and will remove any visible over spray. From now on, instead of using a spray can for the small project, I will start using Preval.
May 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nickn9me Not for latex
I have used for enamel thinned with mineral spirits and works very well. I have used with latex thinned with water and works poorly.
April 19, 2014