Want to paint like a pro? Then you definitely need the best airless paint sprayer.
But why ?
It saves your time. Airless paint spraying is faster, 10X faster than traditional painting with a roller or a brush. Due to their high-volume, low-pressure design, the airless paint sprayers put more paint on the wall in less time.
The finishing : Unlike traditional brushing or rolling, airless paint sprayers spread the paint nicely over the surface without creating any visible patches.
It’s versatile: You can use them in indoor or outdoor and for variety of materials.
And guess what? There’s more to their advantages.
Since the nozzle which emits the paint is adjustable, it allows you to customize the paint output to your needs. They even let you buy different tips, so as to complement different liquid types i.e. varnish and latex more efficiently.
Of all the airless paint sprayers that you’ll come across in this review, the Graco Magnum X5 is by far the best of the lot. That means it has everything you might want & most suitable paint sprayer for professional & home use too.
Graco Magnum 262800 X5
- Adjustable pressure
- Unthinned paint spray
- Compatible with 75ft paint hose
- Rac IV SwitchTip for continuous spraying
Graco Magnum X5 Review
Starting with a glance at its design, Graco Magnum X5 has a flexible suction tube which lets you directly spray from its bucket. It also has a stainless steel pump which resists vibrations and could easily withstand wear and tear.
Furthermore, despite being sturdy and durable, the frame of this unit is lightweight. That means you could easily carry it around. Also, the X5 has a large-sized SG2 gun which allows it to spray large surfaces – such as fences, walls, and sheds – with aplomb.
First things first, this model offers full adjustable pressure to let you control paint flow for any project size. Its Power Flush adapter, meanwhile, attaches easily to your garden hose and makes cleaning the tool a cinch.
Next comes the PushPrime feature which gives this model a huge advantage over other piston pump sprayers. It does the same by reducing the number of steps you’d have to take to prime this tool, hence making priming straightforward.
Lastly, in terms of features, the Reverse-A-Clean Spray tip is unrivaled when it comes to elevating the performance of this tool. For, regardless of the thickness of the paint, this feature allows you to easily clean the tip congests. That means you could go on spraying continuously with this model.
Output and Warranty
As far as output is concerned, its manufacturers claim that the Graco X5 airless paint sprayer can churn out a massive 125 gallons of paint per year. You also get a 1-year warranty on this model should anything goes wrong during that period.
- Cheap and lightweight
- Easy to clean
- Mammoth output
- Build quality could have been a little better
For those of you who are on a budget – but still want a model that could handle large-scale tasks – there’s the Graco Magnum 257025 for you. Along with a cheap price tag, this one has good performance.
Graco Magnum 257025
- Adjustable pressure control knob
- Power Flush Adapter
- Flexible Intake Hose
- Compact and lightweight
Graco Magnum 257025 Review
Weighing 10lbs and measuring 12 x 13.5 x 13.5 in, the Graco Magnum is one of the most lightweight and compact models in this review. Also, it has a flexible suction tube which gives you can put both into a 1-gallon or a 5-gallon container.
More importantly, the moment you’re ready to start painting, you’d notice the utility of the integrated pail hook of this model. Attached to the flexible suction tube, the hook lets you carry not only the unit but also the material can in one go.
As is the case with most Graco models, this paint sprayer tool also comes with a Power Flush Adapter. What this adapter does is speed up the cleaning by letting you hook this model up to a garden hose. You also get a RAC tip to quickly reverse and blow out any clogs in an instant.
Housed inside the SG2 gun of this model is a filter to make sure solids don’t end up clogging the tip of this unit. You could also get the finish you desire using the adjustable knob of this model, which comes with four settings including cleaning, roller, high and low pressure.
Furthermore, since this model is compatible with paint hoses of up to 50 feet, you can rely on it to paint hard-to-reach areas without diminishing performance. What’s more, its flexible suction tube lets you spray the paint directly from the bucket.
Output and Warranty
Graco recommends that the maximum annual output of this model is 50 gallons per year. As for its warranty, this model has the standard 1-year period like most Graco products.
- Compact and easy to clean
- Works with different paints
- Recommended for larger surfaces
- Offers adjustable pressure
When it comes to airless paint sprayers, Titan may not be the most famous brand name on the market. So one would think that its models would be underpriced, which isn’t necessarily the case. Why? Let’s find out.
Titan ControlMax 1700
- High-Efficiency Airless technology
- Softer paint spray
- Sureflo Pusher Valve
- 2-year warranty
Titan ControlMax 1700 Review
The heart of the design of this pump is its 0.6HP HEA pump. Designed to churn out unthinned coatings, it almost guarantees fine and precise finishes. Equally important is the rebuildable fluid section which maximizes the sprayer life by withstanding wear and tear.
Moving on, this model has a bare-bones – albeit ergonomically correct design. Its handle is decently comfortable and comes with a lock to prevent errant spraying. Also, since the 1700 is mounted on a two-wheeled cart for convenient adjustment and mobility.
Also, while the pump is encapsulated in a polymer casing, you get a storage compartment on top. It is in there that you could store extra tips, your keys, tip guards, and wallets.
Starting with the best feature this model has to offer, and its High-Efficiency-Airless tip comes into play. Designed to churn out 55% less overspray than a traditional tip, it lets you operate the pump at a lower PSI (max 1500PSI). That means you’d have fewer paint particles contaminating the air.
Also, in addition to reducing overspray, you can also rotate the tip for removing any stuck debris. And to prevent debris from entering the system in the first place, you also get a paint filter.
Then comes the Superflo Pusher Valve which automatically primes the unit every time you turn it on. You also get an on/off Switch Pressure Control which lets you regulate the output of this model and achieve a precise finish.
Output and Warranty
The Titan ControlMax airless paint sprayer can pump out a decent 300 gallons per year or 0.33 gallons per minute. You also get the market’s best 2-year warranty on this model.
- Up to 55% less overspray
- 300 gallons per year output
- Comes with a 2-year warranty
- Durable and sturdy pump
On first glance over its features, you might think that this model is similar to the one reviewed above. It is only once you read its detailed review could you notice that the Titan Tool 58005 has its own unique selling points.
Titan ControlMax 1500
- Pumps last 3x longer
- Softer Spray
- Superflo Pusher Valve
- Maximum operating pressure of 1500 PSI
Titan ControlMax 1500 Review
Just like the ControlMax 1700, the ControlMax 1500 has a minimalistic design which won’t cause your wrist to pain even after long hours of usage. It has an ergonomically correct handle with a lock to make sure you don’t accidentally end up spraying the paint.
Furthermore, and in terms of design, there is one area where the ControlMax 1500 differs. While the ControlMax 1700 can support a maximum hose length of 80 feet, this one stops short at 75 feet. That despite the fact that both models weigh the same 19lbs.
With a maximum operating pressure of 1500PSI, this model has the annual output of just under 175 gallons. When translated, it means 0.29gallons per minute – a decent amount regardless of whether you’re going to use this unit indoors or outdoors.
Fortunately, this model is also endowed with Titan’s very own HEA technology. With going into technicalities to explain what this technology means, what it does is decreasing the overspray of this model. That means you’d waste less paint while using it.
Also, to give you more control over the finish, the spray is on the softer side. Every time you use this model its Superflo Pusher Valve would take care of priming. The durable pump, meanwhile, lasts 3x longer than similar airless paint sprayers.
Output and Warranty
As stated earlier, this model has an annual output cap of 175 gallons, which translates to just under 0.29GPM. It also comes with a 2-year warranty.
- 175 gallons annual output
- Reduces less paint
- Has a sturdy pump
- Easy to prime
- Only good for thin paints
For those of you who want a model which could spray thick paints (latex, lacquers, and enamels) without breaking a sweat, the Wagner Spray Tech deserves your attention.
Wagner Spray TECH 805000
- Sprays Latex, Lacquer, Enamel
- 023’’ tip size
- Maximum pressure of 3300 PSI
Wagner Spray Tech 80500 Review
For any model which can boast a maximum pressure of 3300PSI, it is imperative it has a complementing casing. Otherwise, it would be impossible to sustain such a huge pressure. Which is the reason why Wagner went for a die-cast aluminum body.
Granted, this casing has made the Wagner heavy – as it weighs 50lbs – but it also shields its motor from vibrations. That, in turn, gives this model the durability and sturdiness which other airless paint sprayers could only dream of.
As stated earlier, the best feature of this model is its ability to spray thick paints. It is in stark contrast to some other models in this review which require you to add water to paint before spraying it. Instead, the Wagner sprays everything from thin paints to thick lacquer, and everything in between.
As for the 0.023’’ tip size of this model, it prevents the tip from getting too clogged. This feature is crucial because the Wagner is there to handle heavy paints. However, without a complimentary tip, it would have kept on getting clogged. Luckily, that is not the case.
Furthermore, in addition to not getting clogged too-often, the tip is a cinch to clean. How? Since the tip is reversible, you could easily bend it to remove stubborn paint droplets. Also, you could connect the whole unit to a massive 50ft hose and it would still perform at capacity.
Output and Warranty
One area where the Wagner leaves every other sprayer in this review behind is its daily output; as it has a massive output of 0.54GPM. What’s more, Wagner are offering an extended 5-year warranty provided you register this product on their website.
- Die-cast aluminum body
- 0.54GPM output
- Massive 3300 PSI pressure
- Handles thick paint
As far as the utility of semi-professional airless sprayers goes, the Goplus Airless Paint Sprayer deserves high marks for its performance. Also, some of the unique features that it provides, like multi-functional use, put its close to the top in our list.
Goplus Airless Paint Sprayer
- Fully Adjustable Pressure
- Multifunctional utility
- Convenient design
- Extended paint coverage
Goplus Airless Paint Sprayer Review
When it comes to airless sprayers, flex fatigue and static charge are their biggest enemies. It is a bit fortunate, then, that the Goplus has a polyurethane cover which resists flex fatigue by permitting the design of greater flexibility.
What’s more, the polyurethane casing – by giving the model tight bends – also helps in dissipating static charge. That means that even if this model remains in extended contact with paints, its covering will neither spell nor degrade.
In order to give you ultimate control over its functionality, the Goplus comes with fully adjustable pressure. All you have to do to adjust its pressure is to turn the pressure control knob located on the casing. In turn, what you’ll get is a precise finish.
What’s more, since this model is equipped with a 5/8hp motor, it has enough power to let you paint anything including decks, fences, boats, and ceilings. Then comes the 25-foot hose which lets you reach any nooks and crannies in your home.
Equally impressive is its operation is the after-use cleaning of this model. All you have to do to clean it is to run a solvent or water through the model until you get a clean solvent or water coming out through the spray gun.
Output and Warranty
Though not the best in business by any stretch of the imagination, the 0.32GPM of this model is still respectable. And if you still have any qualms about its performance, the 1-year warranty should erase them.
- Easy to clean
- Fully adjustable pressure
- Has a polyurethane coating
- Easy to assemble
- A little noisy
As is the case with most HomeRight products, this pocket-sized powerhouse comes with a 2-year warranty. That, however, is only one of the better aspects of this model.
HomeRight Power Flo Pro 2800
- 1/2HP motor
- Pressure Control knob
- 515 Spray with reversible tip
- 2-year warranty
HomeRight Power Flo Pro 2800 Review
In case you are wondering, the reason why this model is one of the most portable one out there lies in its design. For, it has a top carry handle which lets you carry the handle from its middle. That means that the weight of this model is evenly distributed when you pick it up, causing minimal wrist strain.
Also, while additional tips aren’t included in its package, the design of this model is so versatile that it allows you to try out various pattern types and sizes on the nozzle. That, in turn, allows you to customize not only the output but also the finish of this unit.
Since this model has a 515 spray tip with a spray pattern of 10 inches, it can paint around 2,000 square feet in just under 20 minutes. It also comes with a 25-foot hose which allows you to paint nooks and crannies without compromising on quality.
Also, to clean out all kinds of clogs, the chrome plated gun of this model has a reversible tip. There is also a mesh filter that keeps solid at bay, thereby indirectly improving the quality of finishes. You also get a professional grade prime switch in this model.
Available to be set horizontally and vertically, this switch lets you choose between the spraying and priming mode. The sprayer also has a pressure adjustment knob which does exactly what it claims. Also, it doesn’t matter whether you’re using latex or oil-based paints since this unit is compatible with both.
Output and Warranty
The HomeRight Airless Paint Sprayer offers an output of 0.24GPM and comes with a market-high 2-year warranty.
- 515 Reversible Spray Tip
- 25-foot hose
- Pressure control adjustment
- Easy to maneuver
- Utility limited to DIY tasks
Think a paltry airless paint sprayer won’t do the job for you? Want to get your hands on a full sprayer kit? Then you should consider this one from Krause & Becker. This paint sprayer is perfect for exterior.
Krause & Becker Airless Paint Sprayer Kit
- Spray Gun with trigger-lock
- Built-in Filter
- 3000 PSI pressure
- Pressure Control knob
Krause & Becker Airless Paint Sprayer Kit Review
When it comes to the design of this model, two features deserve a special mention. The first of those features is the trigger-lock. By preventing any accidental discharge of paint, not only does the lock prevent wastage but it also keeps at bay any safety complications.
Secondly, we have a built-in filter which plays a huge impact on its performance. It keeps all the solid particles which may have found their way into the paint, away from the nozzle. This, in turn, keeps the nozzle from getting clogged.
Supplied alongside this model – at the same price – is a highly-useful stainless steel bucket. Apart from preventing corrosion, the bucket keeps the texture of the paint smooth. So you could expect to have uniform finishes from this model.
What’s more, despite its relatively small price tag, you could use the Krause & Becker with interchangeable tips. The model comes with a 517 tip which is reversible for easy post-job cleaning. You can use both acrylic-based paint and latex, but not texture-based material with this tip.
Lastly, like almost all airless paint sprayers in this review, the Krause & Becker also comes with adjustable pressure knob. Unlike most of them, however, its accessory list is quite huge. So you have all the items that you want for a smooth operation coming in its package.
Output and Warranty
This unit has a per hour output of 18 gallons which, when translated, amounts to a little over 0.3 gallons per minute.
- 517 Reversible tip
- Stainless steel bucket keeps paint smooth
- Adjustable pressure and built-in filter
- Trigger-lock to prevent accidental sprays
- Not suited to heavy-duty tasks
How to Choose an Airless Paint Sprayer?
Unsure what some of the terms in the aforementioned product reviews mean? Worry not, for we’ll guide you through some of the must-have features in an airless sprayer.
Power of the tool
In contrast to what most people believe, deciding on the power of the tool isn’t enough. What you need to do, instead, is to decide what type of tasks you’ll subject the sprayer to.
If you’re more interested in DIY tasks, standard paint sprayers would easily do the job. For, since they are lightweight, these sprayers are more suitable for intricate tasks. Conversely, if you are going to do bigger projects like renovating a home, powerful paint sprayers deserve your attention.
Easy to Clean and Filtration System
There are two particular features which decide whether or not an airless sprayer is easy to clean: its nozzle and cups. Make sure that both of them are detachable, otherwise, you’d have no choice but to carry the whole gun to the tap.
As for the filtration system, it helps you in cleaning by reducing the number of small particles that would otherwise make their way into the sprayer. More importantly, having a filtration system thins the paint, hence allowing the sprayer to run smoothly.
Spraying Speed and Container Capacity
Want to paint huge spaces with your model? Then don’t forget to check its spraying speed, which means the number of gallons a sprayer would paint in an hour. Bigger models, like the Wagner mentioned above, can spray approximately 6 gallons per hour.
As for the container capacity, it acts as a double-edged sword. For, while big capacity means fewer refills, it also means more weight of the model. What you need to do, therefore, is to balance between both these factors, lest you can afford having a wrist pain at the end of every day.
Spark-arrested and enclosed motor
Since they are firing paint at a breathtaking speed, airless paint sprayers do have the risk of igniting flammable fumes, especially if you don’t give them mid-work rest. That is why we recommend the spark-arrested motor.
For, it reduces the risk of such flames by turning off the motor the moment its temperature goes above a safe limit. As for the utility of an enclosed motor, it gives the benefit of running smoothly by not posing a danger of coming in contact with moving parts.
Adjustable Pressure and Metal Construction
Want to know one feature which separates the best airless filters from the riffraff? Then say hello to adjustable pressure. For, while high pressure allows for faster work, low pressure gives you the freedom to do intricate, detailed jobs with aplomb.
Moving on, having a metal construction guarantees that your product is durable – whether you’re using it indoors or outdoors. Since metals tend to be rugged, they are much better at handling vibrations produced by the motor. Also, they can resist any wear and tear without breaking a sweat.
Q: What advantages do airless sprayers provide over a brush?
A: Airless sprayers provide a large number of benefits over a brush. Not only do they save you time, but they also save you the energy which you’d otherwise have to expend if you’re using a brush. Also, despite their high speed, they provide a smoother, high-quality finish.
Q: How to make the best of your airless sprayer?
A: First of all, scrub the surface which you intend to paint BEFORE you use the sprayer on it. Second, regularly clean your sprayer as clogging reduces its performance level.
Q: Any safety equipments while using airless sprayers?
A: Of course! Paint fumes might be dangerous so you should always wear protective clothing while using sprayers. Also, to protect your eyes and face, it is recommended that you wear a facemask as well as a pair of goggles.
Q: How frequently should you clean the filters?
A: To be honest, there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to filter cleaning. That said, most veterans recommend that if you want to get the best performance, clean the filter every time you’re done using the sprayer. Pretty basic !
Whether you came here looking for a DIY sprayer – or wanted one which could handle heavy-duty tasks with aplomb – we have sorted you out. We have also provided you with a detailed guide to make sure that you make an informed choice. Also included is a list of FAQs which aims to answer the most common questions people have about sprayers.
Still, if you think we have missed out on something, please feel free to let us know using the comments box.
- 0.1 1. Graco Magnum X5 – The Winner
- 0.2 2. Graco Magnum 257025 -Cheapest Airless Sprayer
- 0.3 3. Titan ControlMax 1700
- 0.4 4. Titan ControlMax 1500
- 0.5 5. Wagner Spray TECH 805000 – Best The Money
- 0.6 6. Goplus Airless Paint Sprayer
- 0.7 7. HomeRight Power Flo Pro 2800
- 0.8 8. Krause & Becker Airless Paint Sprayer Kit
- 1 How to Choose an Airless Paint Sprayer?
- 2 FAQs
- 3 Bottomline