The 10 Best Paint Sprayers for 2020: HVLP and Airless

Best Paint Sprayer

Paint sprayers are basically tools that are used for paint application. As compared to paint rollers and brushes, sprayers are easier to use, give faster coverage and produce high-quality finishes that are more durable due to the high-pressure application.

Though costlier than the other two alternatives, sprayers are definitely the best option and you can get a wide variety for different uses.

Therefore, whether you are a beginner or a pro, there is a sprayer for everyone and this article covers 10 of the best paint sprayers that you should consider buying.

10 Best Paint Sprayers – Reviews 

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Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2

1. Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2 (Best Commercial Paint Sprayer)

  • Non-bleed gun with a 1-qt cup and ergonomic handle
  • Powerful 1400-watt 2-stage turbine
  • Air control valve and fan pattern control settings
  • Long 25-ft hose
Graco Magnum 262805 X7

2. Graco Magnum X7 (Best Airless Paint Sprayer)

  • Adjustable pressure with 3000 PSI max
  • Powerful 5/8 HP stainless steel piston pump
  • Flexible suction tube with a power flush adapter
  • Cart design for easy portability
Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4

3. Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4 (Best HVLP Paint Sprayer)

  • Powerful 4-stage turbine with a max output of 8.5 PSI
  • Heat dissipation chamber and noise covers
  • Air control valve and fan pattern control settings
  • Durable stainless-steel fluid passages
Neiko 31215A

4. Neiko 31215A (Best Budget Paint Sprayer)

  • Affordable
  • Durable heavy-duty metal construction
  • Adjustable air pressure, paint flow and spray pattern
HomeRight C800766

5. HomeRight C800766 (Best Paint Sprayer for Beginners)

  • Simple design with few parts
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern
  • Super seal for leakproof use
Graco Magnum 262800 X5

6. Graco Magnum X5 (Easy-to-Clean Paint Sprayer)

  • Power flush adapter for connecting to a garden hose
  • 3000 PSI max pressure with adjustable settings
  • Reversible tip and carrying handle
  • Includes a 25-ft hose with support of up to 75 ft
Wagner Spraytech 0518080

7. Wagner Spraytech 0518080 (Adjustable Paint Sprayer)

  • Adjustable paint flow, air pressure, and spray pattern
  • Includes 2 paint cups, 2 filters, and a viscosity cup
  • Long 20-ft hose
Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590

8. Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590 (Paint Sprayer with Two Paint Cups)

  • Includes 2 paint cups and 2 nozzles
  • Adjustable air pressure, paint flow and fan pattern
  • Packed in a protective carrying case
Graco Magnum 257025

9. Graco Magnum 257025 (Paint Sprayer with Storage Compartments)

  • Built-in storage compartments
  • Compact low-profile design with a pail hook
  • 2800 PSI max pressure with adjustable settings
Rexbeti Ultimate-750

10. Rexbeti Ultimate-750 (Paint Sprayer with Multiple Nozzles)

  • Includes 2, 2.5- and 3-mm nozzles
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern
  • Includes a viscosity cup and cleaning attachments

PRODUCT

1. Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2

(Best Commercial Paint Sprayer)

Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2
  • Non-bleed gun with a 1-qt cup and ergonomic handle
  • Powerful 1400-watt 2-stage turbine
  • Air control valve and fan pattern control settings
  • Long 25-ft hose

2. Graco Magnum X7

(Best Airless Paint Sprayer)

Graco Magnum 262805 X7
  • Adjustable pressure with 3000 PSI max
  • Powerful 5/8 HP stainless steel piston pump
  • Flexible suction tube with a power flush adapter
  • Cart design for easy portability

3. Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4

(Best HVLP Paint Sprayer)

Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4
  • Powerful 4-stage turbine with a max output of 8.5 PSI
  • Heat dissipation chamber and noise covers
  • Air control valve and fan pattern control settings
  • Durable stainless-steel fluid passages

4. Neiko 31215A

(Best Budget Paint Sprayer)

Neiko 31215A
  • Affordable
  • Durable heavy-duty metal construction
  • Adjustable air pressure, paint flow and spray pattern

5. HomeRight C800766

(Best Paint Sprayer for Beginners)

HomeRight C800766
  • Simple design with few parts
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern
  • Super seal for leakproof use

6. Graco Magnum X5

(Easy-to-Clean Paint Sprayer)

Graco Magnum 262800 X5
  • Power flush adapter for connecting to a garden hose
  • 3000 PSI max pressure with adjustable settings
  • Reversible tip and carrying handle
  • Includes a 25-ft hose with support of up to 75 ft

7. Wagner Spraytech 0518080

(Adjustable Paint Sprayer)

Wagner Spraytech 0518080
  • Adjustable paint flow, air pressure, and spray pattern
  • Includes 2 paint cups, 2 filters, and a viscosity cup
  • Long 20-ft hose

8. Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590

(Paint Sprayer with Two Paint Cups)

Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590
  • Includes 2 paint cups and 2 nozzles
  • Adjustable air pressure, paint flow and fan pattern
  • Packed in a protective carrying case

9. Graco Magnum 257025

(Paint Sprayer with Storage Compartments)

Graco Magnum 257025
  • Built-in storage compartments
  • Compact low-profile design with a pail hook
  • 2800 PSI max pressure with adjustable settings

10. Rexbeti Ultimate-750

(Paint Sprayer with Multiple Nozzles)

Rexbeti Ultimate-750
  • Includes 2, 2.5- and 3-mm nozzles
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern
  • Includes a viscosity cup and cleaning attachments

1. Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2 – Best Commercial Paint Sprayer

Fuji Spray 2202 Semi-PRO 2
  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 5 PSI
  • Cup Size: 1 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 1.3 mm

Starting off the list is Fuji Spray’s Semi-PRO 2, which is the best commercial unit because of a couple of reasons. For starters, the HVLP sprayer comes with a professional non-bleed gun that has a large 1-qt bottom-feed cup and an ergonomic stay-cool handle for comfortable use.

This gun is fitted with a 1.3 mm nozzle that is ideal for spraying thin paints but there are other options available (0.8-2.0 mm) for spraying different types of paints. These nozzles, needles and fluid passages are all made from stainless steel, which prevents wear for enhanced durability.

Air is pumped through by a powerful 1400-watt 2-stage turbine, which provides a maximum pressure of 5 PSI for effective paint atomization and high-quality finishing. This air is supplied via a long 25-ft hose, which gives you lots of room to move about.

Other features include an air control valve for minimizing overspray and bounce-back, a dedicated fan pattern control knob for adjusting to vertical, horizontal or round applications and a sturdy metal turbine case with a convenient gun holder.

The only issue is that this sprayer is quite costly.

Pros:

  • Non-bleed gun with an ergonomic stay-cool handle
  • Durable stainless-steel nozzle, needles and fluid passages
  • Powerful 1400-watt 2-stage turbine
  • Air valve and fan pattern knob for control
  • Long 25-ft hose

Cons:

  • Relatively costly

2. Graco Magnum X7 – Best Airless Paint Sprayer

Graco Magnum 262805 X7
  • Type: Airless
  • Max. Pressure: 3000 PSI
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4 mm

Airless sprayers are known for their high-pressure output and Graco’s Magnum X7 takes the top spot because it churns out unthinned paint at 3000 PSI, which gives very fast coverage. Additionally, this pressure is fully adjustable for complete control.

A powerful 5/8 HP stainless steel piston pump runs the sprayer, delivering up to 0.31 gal/min and supports up to a 100-ft hose, which is long enough to reach the second or third story. However, only a 25-ft hose is included.

You also get a reversible tip that is easy to unclog, a flexible suction tube that allows for spraying directly from a 1- or 5-gallon bucket, a power flush adapter on the suction tube that connects to a garden hose for easy cleaning and a cart design for effortless movement.

On the downside, the sprayer lacks an adjustable spray fan for vertical, horizontal or circular application.

Note: Recommended usage is up to 125 gallons per year.

More Detailed: Graco Magnum X7 Review

Pros:

  • High-pressure output (3000 PSI) with adjustable settings
  • Powerful 5/8 HP stainless steel piston pump; supports a 100-ft hose
  • Easy-to-unclog reversible tip
  • Flexible suction tube with a power flush adapter
  • Cart design for easy movement

Cons:

  • No adjustable spray fan settings

3. Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4 – Best HVLP Paint Sprayer

Fuji Spray Mini-Mite 4
  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 8.5 PSI
  • Cup Size: 1 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 1.3 mm

Though very costly, Fuji Spray’s Mini-Mite 4 takes the best HVLP title because it has a relatively high-pressure output of 8.5 PSI for fast coverage. This is made possible by a powerful 4-stage turbine, which has a heat dissipation chamber and noise covers for cool, quiet running.

An air control valve is built in to allow for pressure adjustment so as to reduce overspray while a convenient side pattern control knob allows you to adjust the size of the spray fan when spraying wide or thin surfaces.

Other features include a lightweight non-bleed spray gun with an ergonomic stay-cool handle, a 25-ft hose, a heavy-duty turbine metal case with a gun holder, durable stainless-steel fluid passages and a couple of accessories that include a cleaning brush, viscosity cup, and wrench.

Pros:

  • Powerful 4-stage turbine delivers 8.5 PSI max pressure
  • Air valve and pattern knob for complete control
  • Heat dissipation chamber and noise covers on the turbine
  • Non-bleed spray gun with an ergonomic stay-cool handle
  • Durable stainless-steel fluid passages

Cons:

  • Very expensive

4. Neiko 31215A – Best Budget Paint Sprayer

Neiko 31215A
  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 40 PSI
  • Cup Size: 0.6 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 1.7 mm

If you are on a tight budget, Neiko’s 31215A is your best bet because it is the most affordable paint sprayer in this review. Despite this, the unit has a heavy-duty one-piece steel body that is sturdy and highly durable.

Additionally, the spray gun has a rust-resistant steel nozzle, a solid brass cap, a metal air-gauge, and a 600 cc (0.6-qt) aluminum cup, giving it a premium all-metal design that is also very durable.

Other than that, you get multiple adjustment settings for controlling the air pressure, paint flow and spray pattern, giving you complete control.

That said, the gun can handle a maximum pressure of 40 PSI but is recommended to work at 10 PSI with an air consumption rate of 4.5 CFM. However, no turbine is included and therefore, you need an additional compressor to run the gun.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Durable metallic construction
  • Adjustable air pressure, paint flow and spray pattern

Cons:

  • Lacks a turbine
  • Small paint cup

5. HomeRight C800766 – Best Paint Sprayer for Beginners

HomeRight C800766
  • Type: HVLP
  • Cup Size: 0.8 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 2 mm

HomeRight’s C800766 is the ideal choice for beginners because it has a simple design with few parts, which makes it very easy to clean and maintain.

Other than that, the sprayer has a leakproof design due to its super seal above the paint cup. A foam splash guard is also included to keep paint from back flowing into the nozzle after use, which prevents messiness.

The included tip is 2 mm in size, which is ideal for spraying thick paints, and it is made using brass for superior performance and long-lasting use.

You also get adjustable spray pattern settings for horizontal, vertical or circular spraying and adjustable paint flow settings for customizing the coat’s intensity. However, the paint cup is quite small, having a capacity of only 0.8 qt.

Pros:

  • Simple, easy-to-clean design with few parts
  • Leakproof design
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern

Cons:

  • Relatively small paint cup

6. Graco Magnum X5 – Easy-to-Clean Paint Sprayer

Graco Magnum 262800 X5
  • Type: Airless
  • Max. Pressure: 3000 PSI
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4 mm

Just like the Magnum X7, this X5 is equipped with a power flush adapter on its flexible suction tube, which easily connects to a garden hose. This simplifies the cleaning process by enabling you to pass water through the system after use.

The unit is also equipped with a 0.5 HP stainless steel piston pump, which can spray unthinned paint at the maximum pressure of 3000 PSI. You also get a pressure adjustment knob for controlling the pressure output so as to reduce overspray when spraying narrow surfaces.

Other features include a reversible tip for continuous clog-free spraying, a carrying handle for easy transportation and a 25-ft hose with support of up to 75 ft. However, you don’t get adjustable spray pattern settings for vertical, horizontal or circular spraying.

Note: Recommended usage is up to 125 gallons per year.

More Detailed: Graco Magnum X5 Review

Pros:

  • Power flush adapter for easy cleaning
  • Adjustable pressure with a high of 3000 PSI
  • Reversible tip for easy unclogging
  • Carrying handle for easy transportation

Cons:

  • No spray pattern adjustment settings

7. Wagner Spraytech 0518080 – Adjustable Paint Sprayer

Wagner Spraytech 0518080
  • Type: HVLP
  • Max. Pressure: 2.63 PSI
  • Cup Size: 1, 1.5 qt.

Wagner Spraytech’s 0518080 is characterized by multiple adjustment settings that cover all aspects so as to give you complete control over the spraying process. These include paint flow adjustment, pressure control and spray pattern control for vertical, round or horizontal spraying.

Other than that, the unit features a stationary turbine base that is connected to the gun via a long 20-ft hose to enhance mobility.

Two paint cups are included in the kit: a large 1.5-qt cup for working on large projects and a professional-grade 1-qt metal cup for spraying smaller projects.

You also get a viscosity cup for measuring the paint’s thickness and two air filters that prevent dirt from penetrating through to the paint finish. However, due to its low-pressure output of 2.63 PSI maximum, the sprayer is quite slow.

Pros:

  • Adjustable paint flow, air pressure, and spray pattern
  • Includes two paint cups
  • Comes with a viscosity cup and two air filters

Cons:

  • Quite slow

8. Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590 – Paint Sprayer with Two Paint Cups

Wagner Spraytech Flexio 590
  • Type: HVLP
  • Cup Size: 1, 1.5 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 2 mm

Similar to the 0518080, this Flexio 590 comes with 2 paint cups (1 and 1.5 qt.), as well as 2 nozzles for working on different types of projects.

These include an iSpray nozzle for working on large projects (contains the 1.5-qt cup) and a detail finish nozzle with the smaller cup for fine finishing.

An X-boost turbine provides the power to run paint through these nozzles and it gives you the ability to spray unthinned paints. This turbine has 10-speed settings for pressure control and you also get pattern adjustment settings and paint flow control.

The whole set is packed in a protective carrying case for easy transportation and safe storage. However, having an all-in-one turbine and spray gun design makes this unit very bulky and therefore, it might not fit in tight spaces when spraying.

Pros:

  • Includes 2 paint cups and 2 nozzles
  • X-boost turbine with 10-speed settings
  • Adjustable spray pattern and paint flow
  • Packed in a protective carrying case

Cons:

  • Bulky design

9. Graco Magnum 257025 – Paint Sprayer with Storage Compartments

Graco Magnum 257025
  • Type: Airless
  • Max. Pressure: 2800 PSI
  • Nozzle Size: 0.4 mm

Graco’s Magnum 257025 is quite unique because it is equipped with storage compartments in its frame, which gives you room to keep the spray gun, power cord and extra tips.

That said, the sprayer still maintains a compact, low-profile design that has a pail hook for holding all the pieces so that they can be carried together.

A stainless-steel piston pump runs sprayer, giving you the ability to spray unthinned paints at the highest-pressure of 2800 PSI. This pressure is fully adjustable for complete control.

Other features include a flexible suction tube that allows you to spray directly from a 1- or 5-gallon bucket, a power flush adapter for easy cleaning and a 25-ft hose, which can be extended to 50 ft for longer reach.

However, no spray-pattern adjustment settings are built-in.

Note: Recommended usage is up to 50 gallons per year.

Pros:

  • Fitted with storage compartments for keeping the spray gun and accessories
  • Compact, low-profile design
  • Adjustable pressure with a high of 2800 PSI
  • Flexible suction tube with a power flush adapter

Cons:

  • Lacks spray pattern adjustment settings

10. Rexbeti Ultimate-750 – Paint Sprayer with Multiple Nozzles

Rexbeti Ultimate-750
  • Type: HVLP
  • Cup Size: 1.1 qt.
  • Nozzle Size: 2, 2.5, 3 mm

With its set of 3 nozzles, Rexbeti’s Ultimate-750 is quite versatile because it can be used so spray thin paints such as varnish using the 2- and 2.5-mm nozzles. On the other hand, the large 3 mm nozzle is ideal for spraying thick paints such as latex and chalk type paint.

Other than that, the tool allows you to customize the spray pattern to a vertical, horizontal or circular shape and also features a flow control knob to adjust the paint flow.

More features include an easy-to-assemble design for easy cleaning, a 6.6-ft power cord, a large 1000 ml (1.1 qt) paint cup, a viscosity cup, and cleaning attachments as accessories.

However, this unit has a bulky design that houses the turbine and spray-gun in one piece, which makes it a bit difficult to spray in tight spaces.

Pros:

  • Includes 3 nozzles for spraying thin and thick paints
  • Adjustable paint flow and spray pattern
  • Easy-to-assemble design for easy cleaning
  • Includes a viscosity cup and cleaning attachments

Cons:

  • Bulky design

Types of Paint Sprayers

1. High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Sprayers

HVLP sprayers are characterized by a low-pressure output, which makes them ideal for small projects and high precision tasks. This low pressure also means reduced wastage due to minimal overspray.

However, they are usually very costly. Combined with their high-quality finish, this makes them ideal for professionals and commercial use.

2. Airless Sprayers

Airless sprayers are the exact opposite of HVLP units because they operate at very high pressure. Their motors pump the paint directly and because of this, they can pump unthinned paint at high pressure but this usually results in overspray.

Because of this, they are ideal for spraying large surfaces such as walls and fences where most of the overspray will hit the surface across the wide area.

3. Compressed Sprayers

Compressed sprayers are usually the most affordable type but require additional compressors to run because they don’t come with turbines.

Unlike the airless type, these require pressurized air and therefore, offer better paint atomization when working on large projects. However, they also result in high overspray because they operate at high pressure.

4. Low Volume Low Pressure (LVLP) Sprayers

As compared to HVLP sprayers, LVLP units require a low volume of air to run and this means a smaller compressor is required. They also have very minimal overspray but the compromise is that they paint much slower.

Therefore, they are the perfect choice for small projects that require high precision finishing

How to Buy the Best Paint Sprayer

How to Buy the Best Paint Sprayer

1. Coverage Area

Depending on the type of project, you will have different surface areas to cover. That said, high-pressure sprayers such as Graco’s Magnum X7 are ideal for covering large areas in the shortest time possible because they have a higher paint-flow rate.

On the other hand, for smaller surfaces like on furniture, the most ideal sprayer will be Wagner Spraytech’s 0518080. Due to its low-pressure output, the unit is easier to control.

2. Container Capacity

Large paint cups like the ones in Wagner Spraytech’s 0518080 and Flexio 590 give you more coverage when full and thus, you will have fewer refill interruptions.

However, the flexible suction tube option in Graco’s Magnum X7, X5 and 257025 is more convenient because it allows you to spray directly from a paint bucket. Such a design is highly recommended because no refill is required.

3. Nozzle Size

The nozzle size is very important to consider because it determines the paint that you can spray. Smaller nozzles that are smaller than 1.2 mm are generally recommended for light paints while those ranging from 1.3 to 1.6 mm are ideal for medium-thick paints.

Large nozzles that exceed 1.8 mm in size are the best for thick paints. Therefore, depending on your project and paint type, ensure the sprayer has a compatible nozzle or can be fitted with one.

In this case, Rexbeti’s Ultimate-750 is one versatile tool because it comes with 3 differently-sized nozzles for applying different types of paints.

4. Flow and Pattern Control

These two adjustment settings are meant to give you more control over the spraying process. In addition to these, an adjustable spray fan pattern is also recommended for setting to vertical, horizontal or circular spraying, depending on the application surface.

That said, Wagner Spraytech’s 0518080 gives you the most adjustment options, which ensures you have more control over your project.

5. Material Construction

As for the build quality of the sprayer, metallic ones are tougher than their plastic counterparts, which makes them more durable.

For instance, Neiko’s 31215A has very durable steel, brass and aluminum parts that are rustproof and very solid. This design is recommended for long-lasting use.

6. Budget

Lastly, you need to consider the price of the sprayer. In most instances, the most expensive one is not necessarily the best one for you. What you should consider are the features.

For instance, if you are a beginner, HomeRight’s C800766 is the best for you because it has an easy-to-maintain design. On the other hand, Fuji Spray’s 2202 Semi-PRO 2 is the best option for commercial use because it has a powerful turbine and a professional non-bleed gun.

After narrowing it down to the features that you want, then you can pick the most affordable piece from the resulting list.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the sprayers reviewed above are quite different from each other, making them ideal for different uses.

For commercial use, Fuji Spray’s 2202 Semi-PRO 2 offers a powerful 1400-watt turbine, a few adjustment settings and a professional spray gun for the job.

If you want an airless sprayer to cover wide surfaces, Graco’s Magnum X7 is your best bet due to its powerful 5/8 HP stainless steel pump, which is capable of spraying unthinned paint at 3000 PSI.

However, if you are really tight on cash, Neiko’s 31215A is the best paint sprayer to buy.


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