Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 32
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 BlueDevil Terrible! Does not work at all!
I was hesitant to buy this due to the spectrum of reviews scores from 5 stars to 1 star. However, the price was right, so I decided to give it a try. The reviews stating that the unit won't spray paint even when the paint in thinned are 100% correct. This product is terrible. I bought it to paint our child's crib white. I followed the directions exactly. Thinned the paint according to the type of paint (latex, enamel, etc). I had enamel, so it said to use mineral spirits for this type of paint and that the thinning mixture was a ratio of 4 to 1. Here's the first problem -- 4 parts of which and 1 part of which? Its doesn't say. So I erred on the cautious side and did 4 parts paint to 1 part mineral spirits. I also removed the filter/strainer from the dipstick tube as it said to do with thicker paints. I held the can at a 45 degree angle as it said to do, and it didn't spray one single droplet of paint. Too thick, I thought. So maybe it was a reverse ratio of 4 parts mineral spirits and one part paint. I cleared/cleaned out the unit and remixed at the revised ratio. Still nothing. Not one single droplet of paint came out this time either, only the compressed gas from the canister came out. This product does not work at all. Even though the cost is low, the unit does not work. Save your money, mess, time, and patience and either paint with a bursh, can of regular spray paint, buy a regular sprayer, or rent a regular sprayer from a The Home Depot that has tool rental (not all do).
November 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PK Wouldn't spray paint evenly
Bought this to spray some paint. The paint barely came out and when it did it was in clumps. The directions said the thin as nessecary but paint was already as thin as it should have needed to be. Might be ok with a very thin material?
October 12, 2015
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 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 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 2.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Maybe OK for some applications, but not mine
Tried this product to avoid getting out the Wagner (and having to clean it). Mixed 2 parts water with 1 part KIlz 2 to spray on a small textured area to seal it. Pretty ineffective, so I find myself getting out the Wagner anyway and now have two cleanups instead of one. Oh, well (but it was a cheap lesson).
April 11, 2015