Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 57
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Really solid sprayer - latex wasn't a problem
I went through a lot of reviews for quite a few different sprayers before deciding on this one. I had to spray a room for my mother-in-law that - some years ago - my brother-in-law thought was a good idea to paint a very dark red on the walls and a black (!) ceiling. I went through almost 5 gallons of primer and paint and this sprayer did a heck of a job. I had no problems with it spraying latex and clean-up was a breeze.
April 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave $100 sprayer , completed my kitchen cabinets in a weekend
The reason I am writing this review is because I almost returned this product without opening it due to the negative reviews. I bought this sprayer Friday night and completed the entire kitchen cabinet refacing with it this weekend. I sprayed UNTHINNED latex (BEHR Ultra), after cleaning and priming and they came out fantastic. After the first round of spraying and dry time I was so impressed with the finish. It is very uniform, and I had ZERO clumping issues. I think it is 100% necessary to clean the gun properly after each coat and DO NOT let paint sit to harden inside the gun. I painted inside my basement and had little to no back spray, this may be different with thinned paint.
December 10, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by nabz Unbelievable
On the second paint job with this sprayer, it sucked paint into the turbine, and burnt out the motor. Dumbfounded, I called the company. Come to find out if you tilt the gun past 45 degrees, it commonly does this! It should be noted I was actually pointing the gun down when this happened. Not sure how this thing is on the market with an issue like that. On the first paint job, I did notice this thing throws paint everywhere. If you are painting a fence, brick or something similar I guess it would be great. Anything else plan on a rough finish, with a ton of wasted paint.
On the good side, customer service was great. The rep acknowledged the defect, and they are replacing the gun. The gun is easy to clean as well. Overall bad experience.
September 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grumpy Worked like I expected it to
THIS is much better that the old power painter I had 20+ years ago. NO springs,things etc. EASY to clean. I hope I don't have the "nozzle problem" that others are talking about. MAYBE they don't align the tip BEFORE tightening the black nut? Anyhow, waiting for my next project!
December 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by IanC Works great once.
I used this sprayer for one room when I first bought it. I cleaned the sprayer and put it away. It's been sitting for about a year. Well I need it again to paint the rest of my house, now all it does is "SPLATTER" paint on the walls. There is no smooth flow of pain, no matter what I do it will not flow smoothly from the nozzle. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY. If you use it once fine, but don't let it sit it wont be the same again.
March 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BearGFR Be very careful how you clean and store parts
Sprayer works reasonably well, better if you thin latex a little first. My biggest problem with it is storage after cleanup. Generally I'm accustomed to disassembling the air cap and storing them submerged in appropriate solvent (water for latex) until next use. That's how I care for my automotive HVLP paint guns (made out of metal) and the approach works really well. However, as I just found out by surprise - if you use this gun with a solvent/oil based paint, don't try storing the plastic parts in the cup submerged in mineral spirits. The large ring that screws onto the painter body is made out of a material that will react with mineral spirits and will swell (or the white plastic ring will shrink - or both), making it impossible to reassemble the air cap the next time you want to use the gun.
February 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike79 Good sprayer,
First off, the reviews for this I took with a grain of salt. I opened the sprayer and read the instruction manual thoroughly. A few important things to note:
1) This is a dual stage sprayer, with the air providing the fanning for the stain/paint. This will cause a good amount of overspray. You also need to pull a little bit (1st stage) before each pass to get the air flow going, then pull the trigger for the spray of product.
2) This sprayer has a lot of adjustments, keep in mind the results of those adjustments. the narrower the field the more product will be come out in the smaller area. You need to adjust the trigger pull to make up for this (I used the wider field for clear fence weatherproof).
3) A few reviews stated this sprayer leaked from the canister. The canister is a 1 1/2 quart container, the line for full is an inch down from the top. You cannot full it full as this is a closed system so it will leak when you drop in the pickup hose.
4) The packaging and website may say interior sprayer, but this will not help you spray inside unless you do a lot of prep work. (poly over all doors/windows and tape off ceiling and base boards) This will not save time or money for that project, this sprayer is good for projects that can handle some overspray.
August 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by susang Don't waste your money
We bought this sprayer to use for painting our kitchen cabinet doors and several interior doors. The instructions said not to thin the latex paint, so on the first use, we didn't. What a mess! Instead of spraying a smooth, even coat of paint, the sprayer left 'globs' of various sizes all over the cabinet doors. We tried different distances, rates of spray, etc., and never got a satisfactory result. We ended up having to roll the messed up paint as best we could, and had to let a few of the doors dry, sand them down again, and roll the paint. A job that should have taken a few hours took days.
For the closet doors, we tried thinning the paint, and the results were worse. Paint dribbled out of the spray nozzle as soon as the trigger was pressed, no matter how gently. We had a mess on the plastic before we even tried coating the doors. We gave up.
Called the manufacturer--they tried to tell us our paint was too thin, which it might have been on the second use, but not the first, when we had used it right out of the can. All they offered was for us to send the one we have to them, whereupon they would send us a new one of the same model. No thanks. We need something that actually works.
August 6, 2015