Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 24
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RHoneers Upgraded to the PROX9 from the smaller unit to handle silicone roofing material (GacoRoof)
I had to roll 40 Gallons of thick goop on a geodesic dome that is over 40 years old with a previous silicone roof. I used a Graco Magnum ProX9 Airless Paint Sprayer, feeding a roller, so I would not have to balance a tray. The GacoRoof is too viscous to spray at 3000 PSI but it rolled on nice once I drilled out the orifice to 3/32" on the roller frame. The ProX9 was able to pump good volume of the thick silicon rubber roofing through 50 feet of hose, 30 feet up. Rolled on two coats in two days tethered to the top of the dome with just the roller and one extension in hand and the hose trailing down to the ProX9 pumping from the 5 gal buckets.
July 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Buckthornridge Excellent...But check the contents!!!
Used this sprayer to add to my contracting collection to spray new construction houses and exterior staining projects. Worked excellent with numerous attachments available to meet the specifics of my job, The machine, wand, spray tip, and gun work flawlessly. Always clean out the screens and flush this equipment appropriately - it will last for a long time.
One word of caution...Check the box for all the components before leaving the store. Graco paint sprayer products are one of the most stolen from HD stores. When I delivered the "unopened" box to the job site, I found that I had no hose, no gun, and no spray tip - they were all pilfered from the box prior to my purchase. I returned the unit with no hassles at all from the pro service desk for a fully complete unit...Like I said, check the contents before walking out of the store. Take Care...
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 After painting 2 apartments, really like it
I can't compare this to anything but cheapo sprayers. Bought it for apartment maintenance. We've painted 2 apartments so far and have found this to be easy to use, easy to clean, and, in general, a well made product that does a good job. That's rare!
My only criticism is that it comes with a sprayer tip that's really not optimal. This sprayer is powerful enough to use a 12" wide spray pattern (what most professionals opt for), but you'd have to buy that tip separately for $22 or so. The one that comes with it works fine, but does not take advantage of the extra power of this vs the lower models.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ioerror001 Great paint sprayer
Cheaper than the competition. This was my first paint sprayer purchase. Glad I went with the pro x9 instead of the 7 model. The pump shuts off so your not listening to the noise the whole time. Sprayed a whole house (900sq ft) in literally 1.5hours. Spent forever it seemed prepping covering windows etc. But it was well worth it. I loathe painting and now I can't wait for my next project. I hope this thing works this well from here on out .... if so it's my new favorite tool.
February 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JayR Power to spare Well mannered
I got this because the wife is getting older. She is my finish girl and this house was a bit bigger than our normal rennovation. I also has a big deck a fence and another house to paint or stain so I bit the bullet.
Talk to painters that spray and they say get the biggest one you can afford. My buddy had a binks originally 2500 that he got used for 500 on ebay. He said the graco x9 pro should be fine.
I am mechanically inclined and will say to get up and running was fast. undestand the hydraulic flow and it won't take long. I use the prime to flush water out and return all the paint in the lines to the original bucket with the tip removed. When I see thinning paint/water I shoot into the flush bucket.
Per my buddy. get the extension wand(30") and get extra hose. I almost needed the hose in this house and was going to return it but it will come in handy.
Remember. Show your LOWES card and use hd credit for 5% off.
The local HD in Glasgow, DE has such good people that stand behind everything that I just buy there.
I probably could have been fine with a smaller unit but this thing with be used now that I got the hang of it.
Start in an area that isn't highly visible as you will need to figure it out. The important thing is increase pressure to where the 'tails' just disappear. Go too high and you waste paint. If tails seem persitent then flip the tip to blow out the goobers. Then readjust. Every paint container should be adjusted to that point and will all be different!
Extremely Happy since I primed the house in about 5 to 10 minutes per room. 1900 sq foot house with new drywall took 15 - 20 gallons. A little more than hand rollering but it saved 2 days. The ceiling paint s took 5 gallons and saved a day due to the height. Don't pinch pennies if you are a property manager or a flipper. Clean it up every use!
Oh yea. not 1 run spot.... use charcoal mask and wear a hat and don't "alligator roll" or you will find yourself tripping over coils of hose.
July 25, 2014