Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 72
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Briann1 Excellent value
I have my own painting business and sometimes I have to repair textured ceilings because a ceiling was damaged or maybe a room was expanded. This machine works excellent for ceiling repairs or to texture full ceilings or walls. I don't know how long it would last if you used it everyday but for what I need it for I would highly recommend buying one. It is far easier to carry a box around with you than going to a rental shop and renting the compressor and hopper. The only thing with the cleaning is be careful working around the rubber plunger inside the handle. It can get punctured. It comes with a small brush which works great to clean that area. Just let it soak in warm water for awhile before cleaning.
February 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by abhamz Nice
Purchased this for a house project, worked well with mix, easy to clean and use. I have never used an air pressure hopper and dont think i ever will.
April 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1919119 Great for small jobs!
I bought the texture sprayer to finish the sheetrock in a two-car garage. It isn't powerful enough to use the ready mix texture material out of the container, but when I cut it with about 1/3 water to 2/3 mud it worked very well. The one-gallon hopper is easy to load and works well for walls. I found a full hopper was large enough to cover about 80 square feet with a medium knock-down (yellow tip). It is a bit awkward for ceilings since the hopper cannot be positioned in a truly efficient manner. For small jobs it is way better than the canned texture sprays. The noise level was very reasonable and clean up was easy.
December 20, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Decent Tool
works as intended , but as much clean up as a big hopper.. It's nice for touch ups and saves dragging a compressor around
May 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Estradafix Very convenient
I've been doing home improvement for years and have always dreaded dragging out the air compressor to power my hopper texture gun. This is the answer! Self contained power that produces excellent results and no waiting for air to rebuild! Just one note, make sure if you're masking or sheeting overspray areas ,that they are very secure because this thing puts out some serious air pressure.
April 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JT99 Loved it!
I was a little hesitant on buying this and after watching some YouTube videos I decided to go out and get one. My interior walls have a hand made texture I wasn't fond of so I figured to cover that up with some sprayed texture. It sprayed consistant and the walls came out looking alot better. It does come with 3 tips depending on the type of texture you want to go with. I went with the finest which worked great. I'm happy with it and do recommend it. Now I'm getting ready to buy the Wagner paint sprayer Max. Hoping I get the same satisfied results as I did with the Texture sprayer.
May 23, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by juanmadera A surprisingly satisfactory tool for texturing small jobs
Having used many different texture guns and pattern pistols professionally, I can say that this tool is well worth the $80 that HD is asking for it. Shoots a reasonably consistent pattern on walls and ceilings if you keep the hopper more than a third full. Mud I used is the dry bagged texture mud. Mix thoroughly with a drill powered paddle type mixer. Paint mixer will not cut it. Mix the mud to the consistency of crepes batter. Let sit 5 to 15 minutes and remix. This makes a difference! Noise is like a shop vacuum and not as unpleasant as the compressed air type which has a high pitched whistle loud enough to warrant ear protection. If you have not done this before, practice on some scrap drywall or cardboard. Use a steady circular motion. Have fun and get ready to get absolutely filthy....
November 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gymsim Nice unit for the price
My air compressor is underrated for most of the pneumatic sprayers on the market so I decided to take a chance on this electric one. After watching several videos about it I was sold. I was trying for the orange peel effect on my first attempt, but ended up with grapes, raisins and string beans.
My second attempt was much better, but the mud needs to be very well mixed to a consistency that's slightly more runny than pancake batter. The thinner the mix the smoother the coating. Once you think the mud is ready whip it for another 3-5 minutes. The manual says to use the medium nozzle, but I recommend the smallest one. Also, to get a more consistent spray only pull the trigger half way.
The arm rest helps during spraying, but you still need to use both hands as it can get a little heavy with a full load in the hopper. Ceilings were no problem for me.
Don't remove the blower once you've started spraying as it can be difficult to reattach. As long as you don't pull the trigger while it's turned off it shouldn't leak back into the blower area. The orientation marks on the blower are a little difficult to see for reinstall. Recommend using a marker to highlight the locking positions and practice taking it on and off a few times before starting.
For small home projects it works well.
October 10, 2013