Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 26
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sunset7 Works Well
I have a small parking area with only 5 lines between the spaces and there is a rental place right around the corner, so this was a questionable investment for me, but the rental place didn't have the white paint i wanted and I could not get their machines to work properly with the available paint. This does seem like a better design and works well, and owning the machine gives me more flexibility and makes the job simpler and quicker. The lines don't have very sharp edges, but that is due to the paint can spray nozzle, not the machine, and they are good enough . One can does my 5 lines with 2 coats for good coverage.
September 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by oldcrow Great Little Tool
This little tool worked like a champ and helped our company save hundreds by being able to do the work ourselves with a professional look.
One tip is to be sure to snap a chalk line to follow to get the straightest lines.
Would recommend for anyone wanting to save the cost of having professional
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pyroguy With a few tweaks, excellent machine
Well built little unit. Not stocked in most stores, but somehow I found one at a nearby store even though it said online they didn't stock it.
Right out of the box, I had a slight problem in that the trigger/cable could not put enough pressure on the spray nozzle to get any spray. This was easy enough to adjust using the screw on the cable clamp. After this adjustment, it worked fine. I used it to stripe a parking lot of about 40 stalls. If you are careful, it's easy to make consistent straight lines. Given that it's a low pressure spray, expect that the line edges will be a little less sharp and crisp than professional high-pressure stripers will do. You won't want to use this machine on a windy day, if you want good results, even though there is a little wind guard underneath to attempt to prevent this problem.
Be warned that it comes with hard tires, like a lawn mower, which I found to be too bumpy on an asphalt lot. I thought about replacing with pneumatic tires, but ended up simply wrapping each tire with thin strips of rubber (cut up tool drawer liners) and cinching with a strip of electrical tape. This made the machine glide MUCH more smoothly over the rough surface, making it easier to operate and producing better lines.
One other thing to be aware of. Due to the location of the spray can relative to the front wheels, you will not be able to paint right up to walls or other tall obstacles. So if you have lines that meet a wall, you will have about a 1 foot gap. I didn't think this ended up looking bad, but you should be aware of this.
One other tip I learned: since it's a little hard to see under the machine where you are spraying, it can be a little tricky to know where to start and stop spraying. Use roofing shingles laid at the line ends to mask off where you want to start and stop. These worked great to make crisp line ends and prevent me from making errors.
There is a "center line" mark on the front of the machine, and this might work okay for re-striping existing lines. But it's a little high off the ground, so the accuracy will depend on where you are standing relative to the machine. Since I was striping a lot that had never been done, I preferred to snap a chalk line offset 10" from the desired lines (to keep the chalk out of the area to be painted). To accomplish this, I added a small strip of metal which hangs out the left of the unit, very low to the ground. The mark I placed on that strip made it very easy to accurately follow my offset chalk lines.
Be warned that the claimed coverage on this paint is a little optimistic. Of course, this will depend greatly on the surface being painted, and how thick you want your lines to look. I achieved about 80 feet of 4" line per can. Your mileage will certainly vary. I also found that the spray nozzles varied a lot from can to can. So I ended up using the same nozzle on multiple cans once I found one that produced the desired line width. That caused me to have to clean the nozzle a few times with mineral spirits.
Overall, a good machine that produced pleasing results with the modifications described. I can't say how much different the results would have been if I had used the machine completely unmodified.
October 4, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gcedb nice stripes
great machine, easy to use, very nice for freshening up old stripes, i read reviews about not achieving the 4 inch stripe ,its not the machine , i used three cases of rustolem stripping paint and concluded that not all the nozzles are exact ,, if you find one that makes a nice 4 inch stripe switch it from can to can like i did or make a return pass, both work well
August 4, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lenny It's Almost Worth What it Cost
This product is not that bad except that the two fingers which engage the spray can's nozzle will not allow for a 4 inch wide spray because the nozzle slips to a north/south position rather than stay in an east/west position. I had to spray a narrow strip and backtrack to spray another narrow strip beside it to make a 4 inch strip.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jake Does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Right out of the box, assembly only took a couple of minutes. Painting the lines was easy. Because it's hard to see exactly where to start and stop, I laid roofing shingles at those points and overspray was not a problem. For a small parking lot like ours (approximately 40 vehicles) it was not expensive to do. If you have a large lot, you may want to look at striping machines that don't use spray paint from a can.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cruise Outstanding Machine
I purchased this product to redo the lines in my current work place parking lot. It worked so great that i would recommend this to anyone who needed to do a job like this. I really liked the way you could store the extra paint cans on the machine. Made it easy to continue working even when I ran out of paint during work. I also liked the fold down handle to store the item when I got done with my project. Overall a great machine.
March 17, 2009
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by owlinc works as advertised
This product, while a bit costly (which accounts for my average rating) certainly performed as expected.
November 4, 2014