The World of Paint Sprayers
As a painter for over 35 years, I've spray LOTS of walls and houses: This page contains everything on paint sprayers you need to jump in. I'm with you. Use the comments to ask me anything.
Articles on Paint Sprayers
Here are the top-quality paint sprayers that I use and recommend. You can read more details about these best paint sprayers in our article.
Graco Magnum X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer
Designed for home-owners – reliable with great resale value
Graco TrueCoat 360DS Paint Sprayer
Among all project sprayers this is the top gun. Comes with reversible tip and you can use most Graco tips.
Works with airless
Graco Pressure Roller Kit, 244512
Works with any Graco airless – cuts rolling time in half (or less).
Paint Sprayer Accessories
You really cannot spray with out most of these: how they are used are described in the post best DIY paint sprayers.
Paint Strainer fits over a 5-gallon bucket and has slot for sprayer siphon. Reusable, for all paints/stains. We filter even new paint as it all has some lumps.
Bucket for spraying
5-GALLON WHITE ALL PURPOSE Durable
So many uses: better than trays for rolling; need 3-4 for spraying.
Single use strainers
Cone Paint Strainer Filter Screens, 50 Pack
Essential for spraying and fine trim work; not really re-usable.
3M Respirator – Half Facepiece; choose size on page
Mask without filters – Need filter kit below or buy filters separately.
Basic starter kit for all 3M
3M Mold Remediation Respirator Kit
Not just for mold: we wear these to spray as well. Protects eyes and lungs—chemical cartridges sold separately. Comes with HEPA filters: what I use for latex spraying.
Ok for most latex
3M Hand-Masker Pre-assembled Masking Film Kit, M3000
Very helpful with spray or any masking; protect larger areas from stain/paint.
Plastic for hand masker
3M Hand-Masker Masking Film, 72-Inch
For use with 3M hand masker; for protecting large-size surfaces (windows, etc).
With hand masker
Trimaco Masking Paper 24-inch x 1000-feet; better than 3M
For use with 3M hand masker; for protecting medium-size surfaces.
6 Rolls Multi Use Painters Green Masking Tape
Use alone or to refill 3M hand masker. This will not pull paint off the wall even after days, unlike tan ‘old-fashioned’ tape.
Cardboard shield holder
Far better than our old metal shields. This is not as essential as the hand masker and drop cloth, but it is really handy to protect from overspray.
Rolls of plastic
For short term only
Sherwin Williams Professional Quality Masking Tape, 60 yards
For making straight lines – glue sticks in 3 hours (green tape for longer).
Paint Sprayer Tips
As expplained in the posts on sprayers, all sprayers come with a tip. The Graco come with a basic latex paint tip, the RAC 4. (RAC=Reverse-a-Clean.) It’s reversible for blowing out clogs that do happen even if you strain brand new paint. more details about tips are at the bottom of this post.
The beauty of these tips is that they install with no tools. Thank you Graco.
FFLP means Fine Finish Low Pressure, as for stain; 6-8 inch fan, .010 inch opening.
For very fine, narrow work
For spraying thin material onto narrow surfaces; 4-6 inch fan, .011 inch opening.
Graco Tip Guard for RAC4, RAC5, AND RAC5 LineLazer tips
This comes on Graco sprayers and does not wear out: you should only need a backup if you break this: and that is difficult.
Graco Wand: Tip Extension with RAC IV Tip Guard, 30-Inch
I would never spray a room or house without this: this doubles your speed. I like the longest one, but you can choose from 3 sizes on the product page.
Here are the accessories products for your paint sprayer job. Everything here is selected by a painter pro: reasonably priced, high-quality products.