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The 10 Best Auto Paint Spray Guns of 2020

Best Auto Paint Spray Gun

While there are many different varieties of paint sprayers in the market, those that are ideal for spraying cars should be particularly good at creating a smooth and even texture.

This is because messing up your car’s finish is not easily repairable as compared to repainting a wall or ceiling since a lot of prep work is required.

Therefore, if you want to change the appearance of your car, the review below lists 10 of the best auto paint spray guns to consider buying.

10 Best Auto Paint Spray Guns – Review 

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Wagner Spraytech 0529031

1. Wagner Spraytech 0529031 (Best Overall)

  • Complete set with a turbine and a 39-ft hose
  • Includes an iSpray nozzle and a detail finish nozzle
  • Large 1420cc paint cup
  • Adjustable paint flow, fan pattern and fan width
Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV

2. Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV (Best Budget)

  • Affordable
  • Adjustable airflow, paint flow, and spray pattern
  • Easy-to-clean polished aluminum housing
Master Airbrush Pro-44

3. Master Airbrush Pro-44 (Best Gravity-Feed)

  • Large 1000cc gravity-feed cup
  • Precision engineered using high-grade stainless-steel
  • Includes a pressure regulator with a gauge
3M 16580

4. 3M 16580 (Best All-Inclusive Kit)

  • Multiple components in the kit
  • Lightweight 1-piece spray gun
  • Includes 5 disposable liners for easy use
Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008

5. Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008 (Anti-Spill)

  • Anti-spill air feed line
  • Sturdy all-metal 2-piece construction
  • Relatively large 946cc aluminum cup
Cartman HVLP Spray Gun

6. Cartman HVLP Spray Gun (Adjustable)

  • Adjustable paint flow, airflow and spray pattern
  • Solid brass cap, stainless-steel nozzle, and needle
  • Comfortable handle and easy-pull trigger
Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670

7. Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670 (Easy-to-Clean)

  • Easy-to-clean anodized internal and external surfaces
  • Adjustable airflow and paint flow settings
  • Precision machined parts
Ingersoll Rand 210G

8. Ingersoll Rand 210G (With Non-Drip Cup)

  • Non-drip gravity-feed cup
  • Adjustable spray pattern, airflow, and paint flow
  • Suspension hook for convenient storage
TCP Global G6600-14

9. TCP Global G6600-14 (With Baffle Head Assembly)

  • Full baffle head assembly for smooth finishing
  • Large 1000cc paint cup
  • Adjustable airflow, paint flow, and spray pattern
Tekna 703567

10. Tekna 703567 (Fluid Dynamics Technology)

  • Includes 3 air caps with fluid dynamics technology
  • Corrosion-resistant coating on the interior and exterior
  • Optimized for high performance in different climates

PRODUCT

1. Wagner Spraytech 0529031

(Best Overall)

Wagner Spraytech 0529031
  • Complete set with a turbine and a 39-ft hose
  • Includes an iSpray nozzle and a detail finish nozzle
  • Large 1420cc paint cup
  • Adjustable paint flow, fan pattern and fan width

2. Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV

(Best Budget)

Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV
  • Affordable
  • Adjustable airflow, paint flow, and spray pattern
  • Easy-to-clean polished aluminum housing

3. Master Airbrush Pro-44

(Best Gravity-Feed)

Master Airbrush Pro-44
  • Large 1000cc gravity-feed cup
  • Precision engineered using high-grade stainless-steel
  • Includes a pressure regulator with a gauge

4. 3M 16580

(Best All-Inclusive Kit)

3M 16580
  • Multiple components in the kit
  • Lightweight 1-piece spray gun
  • Includes 5 disposable liners for easy use

5. Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008

(Anti-Spill)

Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008
  • Anti-spill air feed line
  • Sturdy all-metal 2-piece construction
  • Relatively large 946cc aluminum cup

6. Cartman HVLP Spray Gun

(Adjustable)

Cartman HVLP Spray Gun
  • Adjustable paint flow, airflow and spray pattern
  • Solid brass cap, stainless-steel nozzle, and needle
  • Comfortable handle and easy-pull trigger

7. Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670

(Easy-to-Clean)

Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670
  • Easy-to-clean anodized internal and external surfaces
  • Adjustable airflow and paint flow settings
  • Precision machined parts

8. Ingersoll Rand 210G

(With Non-Drip Cup)

Ingersoll Rand 210G
  • Non-drip gravity-feed cup
  • Adjustable spray pattern, airflow, and paint flow
  • Suspension hook for convenient storage

9. TCP Global G6600-14

(With Baffle Head Assembly)

TCP Global G6600-14
  • Full baffle head assembly for smooth finishing
  • Large 1000cc paint cup
  • Adjustable airflow, paint flow, and spray pattern

10. Tekna 703567

(Fluid Dynamics Technology)

Tekna 703567
  • Includes 3 air caps with fluid dynamics technology
  • Corrosion-resistant coating on the interior and exterior
  • Optimized for high performance in different climates

1. Wagner Spraytech 0529031 – Best Overall Auto Paint Spray Gun

Wagner Spraytech 0529031

Photo: Wagner Spraytech

  • Type: HVLP
  • Cup Size: 1420cc

At the top of the list is Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031, which is the overall best due to a number of reasons. For starters, it comes as a complete unit with a sprayer, turbine and a long 39-ft air hose, which means you don’t need any additional equipment to get started.

The set actually includes 2 different nozzles, which include an iSpray nozzle for applying thick, textured paints on truck beds and undercarriages, while a detail finish nozzle is responsible for spraying smooth, even coats on the body surface.

You also get multiple adjustable settings for customizing the paint flow, fan pattern and fan width for complete control over the spraying process.

Other features include large 1.5-qt (1420cc) paint cups for each of the nozzles, which hold enough paint to cover a large project, and a handle on the turbine casing for easy portability.

The only problem is that no cleaning accessories are included and the gun does not have an anodized or polished surface for easy cleaning.

Pros:

  • Includes a turbine and a long 39-ft hose
  • Comes with 2 nozzles
  • Adjustable paint flow, fan pattern and fan width
  • Large 1420cc paint cup
  • Handle for easy carrying

Cons:

  • Not very easy to clean

2. Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV – Best Budget Auto Paint Spray Gun

Campbell Hausfeld DH580000AV

Photo: Campbell Hausfeld

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 40 PSI
  • CFM: 4
  • Cup Size: 600cc

Campbell Hausfeld’s DH580000AV is the top-rated auto paint spray gun and this can be primarily attributed to its affordability. Despite this, the unit boasts of some exceptional features such as a gravity feed cup that maximizes paint use and requires less air pressure for atomization.

Though this cup has quite a small capacity (600cc), the compact size makes it ideal for fitting in tight spaces such as in the wheel well.

Being an HVLP sprayer, the unit also offers low overspray and fine atomization, and has spray pattern, airflow and paint flow adjustment knobs for complete control.

Other features include a 1.4mm fluid tip that is ideal for basecoats/clearcoats, lacquers and urethane paints and a polished-aluminum housing that is easy to clean.

On the downside, no air gauge is included in the kit, which is important considering that you need an external compressor to run the gun at 40 PSI with 4 CFM of air.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Efficient gravity feed cup
  • Airflow, paint flow and spray pattern adjustment
  • Easy-to-clean polished aluminum housing

Cons:

  • Air gauge not included
  • Small cup size

3. Master Airbrush Pro-44 – Best Gravity-Feed Auto Paint Spray Gun

Master Airbrush Pro-44

Photo: Master Airbrush

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 98 PSI
  • CFM: 16.4
  • Cup Size: 1000cc

Master Airbrush’s Pro-44 also has a gravity-feed cup but  as compared to the DH580000A, this cup is larger in size, measuring in at 1000cc. Most gravity-feed designs usually have small cups and therefore, this large capacity makes it the best of its kind.

Other than that, the unit is precision engineered using high-grade stainless steel, which makes its parts compatible to use with waterborne paint coatings without rusting.

You also get superior atomization technology for high-quality finishing when spraying basecoats and topcoats, a high flow air pressure regulator with a gauge for checking the air pressure and high max pressure of 98 PSI, though the recommended level is 26 PSI.

More features include a cleaning brush, 2 fluid filters, and an adjustment wrench. On the downside, only a 1.3mm spray tip is included, which limits the gun’s use to spraying light to medium density paints.

Pros:

  • Relatively large 1000cc gravity-feed cup
  • High-grade stainless-steel construction
  • Includes a pressure regulator with a gauge
  • Comes with a cleaning brush, 2 filters, and a wrench

Cons:

  • Only comes with a 1.3mm spray tip

4. 3M 16580 – Best All-Inclusive Paint Spray Kit

3M 16580

Photo: 3M

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 20 PSI
  • CFM: 13
  • Cup Size: 650cc

This spray gun includes a whole kit that consists of 4 nozzles (1.2mm, 1.3mm, 1.4mm, and 1.8mm), 5 disposable liners, an airflow control valve, sealing plugs, color-coded clips, and 5 disposable lids, with 4 having a 200-micron filter and the other a 125-micron filter.

With these, the spray gun is very versatile as it can be used to apply undercoats, primers, sealers, varnish, adhesives, stains and many more.

Other than that, the spray gun itself has a lightweight 1-piece design that is easy to use and maintain, while the included liners make it easy to switch paint colors without cleaning the cup. The only problem is that this paint cup is quite small in size, having a capacity of only 650cc.

Pros:

  • All-inclusive kit with multiple components
  • Lightweight 1-piece design
  • Paint liners make it easy to switch colors

Cons:

  • Relatively small paint cup

5. Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008 – Anti-Spill Auto Paint Spray Gun

Astro Pneumatic Tool 4008

Photo: Astro Pneumatic Tool

  • Type: Conventional
  • Max. Pressure: 60 PSI
  • CFM: 7-12
  • Cup Size: 946cc

Astro’s 4008 is characterized by an anti-spill air feed line, which helps to maintain consistent suction without spilling paint from the canister. This allows you to hold the canister at any angle so that you can paint under the wheel wells with the gun upside down.

The gun has a 2-piece design and is fitted with a 1-qt (946cc) dripless cup, which is quite large. It also has a 1.8mm nozzle that is ideal for heavy coats and primers, and an adjustable spray fan for wide or narrow area spraying.

Other features include an all-metal construction including an aluminum cup, which makes it easy to clean, an operating pressure of 50-60 PSI and average air consumption of 7-12 CFM. On the downside, no air gauge/regulator is included with the gun.

Pros:

  • Anti-spill air feed line for maintaining consistent suction
  • Relatively large 1-qt aluminum cup
  • Strong and easy-to-clean all-metal construction

Cons:

  • Air regulator not included

6. Cartman HVLP Spray Gun – Adjustable Auto Paint Spray Gun

Cartman HVLP Spray Gun

Photo: Cartman

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 29 PSI
  • CFM: 3-4
  • Cup Size: 600cc

With its 3 built-in control knobs, Cartman’s HVLP sprayer gives you total control over the painting process. This is because the knobs allow you to adjust the paint flow, airflow and spray pattern so that you can customize the quality of the finish.

The spray gun is also fitted with a filter to prevent debris from marring the finish, a comfortable handle and easy-pull trigger for easy use and durable construction that consists of a solid brass cap and a stainless-steel nozzle and needle.

Other features include a metallic air regulator, a cleaning brush, wrench and a 1.3mm nozzle that is ideal for medium-density paints. The only problem is that the paint cup is quite small, measuring 600cc in capacity.

Pros:

  • Adjustable paint flow, airflow and spray pattern
  • Comfortable handle and easy-pull trigger
  • Durable construction with a solid brass cap, stainless-steel nozzle, and needle
  • Includes an air regulator, cleaning brush and wrench

Cons:

  • Small 600cc cup

7. Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670 – Easy-to-Clean Auto Paint Spray Gun

Devilbiss Finishline 4 FLG-670

Photo: Devilbiss

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 23 PSI
  • CFM: 13
  • Cup Size: 900cc

This spray gun features an anodized exterior and internal passages that simplify the cleaning process because the surfaces are non-stick, which means they don’t adhere to paint.

Other than that, the gun has a precision machined air cap and fluid nozzles that achieve superior spraying results, and you get 3 fluid nozzles (1.3mm, 1.5mm, and 1.8mm) for enhancing versatility in use.

For the best results though, a compressor churning out at least 13 CFM at 23 PSI is recommended. A regulator with an air gauge is included to help you check this while adjustable airflow and paint flow settings give you more control over the spraying process.

On the downside, this unit is quite costly.

Pros:

  • Easy-to-clean anodized internal and external surfaces
  • Precision machined parts for superior spraying results
  • Adjustable air and paint flow settings
  • Includes a regulator with an air gauge

Cons:

  • Relatively expensive

8. Ingersoll Rand 210G – Auto Paint Spray Gun with a Non-Drip Cup

Ingersoll Rand 210G

Photo: Ingersoll Rand

  • Type: Conventional
  • Max. Pressure: 60 PSI
  • CFM: 10.5
  • Cup Size: 600cc

Ingersoll Rand’s 210G is equipped with a non-drip gravity-feed cup that helps you to maintain a clean working surface and a clean gun as you work on your project.

The gun also has spray pattern adjustment settings for adjusting the fan size, and paint flow settings for controlling the intensity of the spray. An air adjustment valve is also built-in for controlling the air pressure while a filter keeps out debris from ruining the quality of the finish.

Other features include a suspension hook for convenient storage, a 1.4mm nozzle that is ideal for medium thick paints and operating and max pressures of 50 and 60 PSI respectively.

On the downside, the gun’s paint cup is quite small (600cc) and an air regulator is not included as part of the kit.

Pros:

  • Non-drip gravity-feed cup
  • Spray pattern, airflow and paint flow adjustment settings
  • Suspension hook for convenient storage

Cons:

  • Small 600cc paint cup
  • Lacks an air regulator

9. TCP Global G6600-14 – Auto Paint Spray Gun with a Baffle Head Assembly

TCP Global G6600-14

Photo: TCP Global

  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 50 PSI
  • CFM: 3.5-7.1
  • Cup Size: 1000cc

With its full baffle head assembly, TCP Global’s G6600-14 is designed to produce a fully atomized spray pattern consistently so as to create a smooth, professional finish.

That said, the paint gun is equipped with a 1.4mm fluid tip, which is ideal for spraying single-stage paints, base coats, clear coats and other light or medium-thick paints.

Included in the kit are 2 fluid filters, a cleaning brush, hex and spanner wrenches, and a locking air pressure regulator for checking and controlling the air pressure and airflow.

You also get a large 1000cc aluminum paint cup with a gravity-feed design for efficient spraying, fluid control and spray pattern adjustment settings and a stainless-steel needle plus nozzle set for maximum durability. However, you only get a single tip size (1.4mm) per set.

Pros:

  • Full baffle head assembly for fine finishing
  • Includes 2 fluid filters and many other accessories
  • Large 1-liter paint cup
  • Airflow, paint flow and spray pattern adjustment settings

Cons:

  • Only comes with a single tip

10. Tekna 703567 – Auto Paint Spray Gun with Fluid Dynamics Technology

Tekna 703567

Photo: Tekna

  • Type: Conventional
  • Max. Pressure: 35 PSI
  • CFM: 7.5-12

Though very costly, Tekna’s 703567 features fluid dynamics technology, which provides superior atomization for fine finishing. This technology is actually incorporated into the 3 air caps that the gun comes with, which include are 1.2mm, 1.3mm and 1.4mm.

The gun itself is fully coated on the inside and out for corrosion resistance and easy cleaning. This makes it ideal for spraying all types of paints, including waterborne coats.

Other features include adjustable air pressure, paint flow and spray pattern settings, and an optimized design that performs exceptionally well in all kinds of climates. However, no cup is included.

Pros:

  • Includes 3 air caps with fluid dynamics technology
  • Fully coated for corrosion resistance and easy cleaning
  • Adjustable airflow, paint flow and spray pattern settings
  • Optimized to perform well in different climates

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Lacks a paint cup

How to Buy the Best Auto Paint Spray Gun

How to Buy the Best Auto Paint Spray Gun

1. Pressure

Pressure is a major determining factor in selecting the best type of spray gun. Ideally, high pressure is best for quick coverage and spraying thick paints such as on the truck bed.

On the other hand, low pressure is best for high detail finishing on most areas of the car’s exterior surface.

That said, the best solution is to have adjustable pressure such as in Campbell Hausfeld’s DH580000AV, which gives you more control and versatility. This allows you to adjust to the required settings for the project at hand.

2. Speed

With regard to speed, there is the paint flow rate and airflow rate. The paint flow rate is usually given in gallons per minute (GPM) and a high rating implies faster coverage because the spray will be more intense.

As for the airflow rate, this is usually given in spray guns that don’t come with their own turbines. The rating enables you to find a compatible compressor that should match the cubic feet per minute (CFM) and pressure rating of the gun.

3. Hose Length

Even though most of the spray guns reviewed above don’t come with turbines and hoses, Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031 stands out because it includes a 39-ft hose.

The sprayer actually comes as a complete set with a turbine, making it the ideal choice if you don’t want to buy multiple components.

4. Nozzle Size

Another very important factor to consider is the nozzle size because they are designed to spray different types of paints.

The smaller sizes (ranging from 1.2 to 1.5mm) are suitable for light to medium thick paints such as basecoats/clearcoats, lacquers and urethane coats for the car’s body surface.

On the other hand, the large tips that exceed 1.8mm in size are suitable for heavy coats such as the ones used in truck beds, undercarriages and the like.

That said, spray guns like 3M’s 16580 are highly recommended because they contain a wide array of nozzles for versatile use. Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031 is also quite good because it includes a detail finish nozzle and one for spraying thick paints.

5. Container Size

As a general rule of thumb, large paint cups are recommended because they allow you to spray continuously with minimal refill interruptions. With that in mind, the best spray gun is Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031 due to its large 1420cc container.

Another thing to check is whether the container is siphon-feed or gravity-feed. Ideally, gravity-feed paint cups are better because they maximize paint usage and require less air pressure for paint atomization. If you want such, check out Master Airbrush’s Pro-44.

6. Filter

A fluid filter keeps out debris from the gun’s internal passages, which helps to prevent clogging and also keeps the finish clean and tidy.

Other than that, it is recommended to get a spray gun that includes many other accessories such as a cleaning brush, an air regulator and wrenches. For this, check out TCP Global G6600-14.

7. Portability

Apart from being lightweight, a long hose contributes to the overall flexibility and mobility factors as you spray around the car.

That said, Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031 has an edge over the other spray guns because it comes with a 39-ft hose, which gives you lots of room to move around.

Conclusion 

To summarize, the 10 spray guns above are all ideal for painting cars but Wagner Spraytech’s 0529031 stands out as the best of the best because it comes as a complete unit with a turbine, a long 39-ft air hose and two nozzles: one for detail finishing and the other for thick paints.

Master Airbrush’s Pro-44 also offers an efficient gravity-feed paint cup design with a relatively large 1000cc capacity for spraying large surfaces uninterrupted. If you are on a tight budget though, check out Campbell Hausfeld’s DH580000AV.

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