As the owner and editor of Paint Sprayer Reviews, and after having spent over 30 years in the industry, I’ve researched and selected only the paint sprayers that I feel have the greatest overall rating and are reasonably priced.
Purchasing a new spray pump can be a real time saver for most painting projects as long as you match the sprayer with the type of project you will need it for. However, knowing the kind of work you plan to do is only part of the decision making process. You also need to have a basic understanding of the different types of paint sprayers you have to choose from.
In my product reviews I’ve tried to select machines that cover most of these different styles of pumps to provide my readers with a diversified selection dependent upon their needs. I’ve reviewed airless sprayers, HVLP, and small project paint sprayers that I call “cup guns”.
Each of these sprayers operate differently and are used for different things. In this series of blog posts, I’m going to go over each one so you can better decide which sprayer is the best choice for you.
The most widely used and versatile paint sprayer is the “Airless Sprayer”. The airless requires a little more experience and technique than some of the others because it generally pumps the most volume of paint per minute. This increased flow of paint allows the painter to cover large areas in less time, but it also requires a deliberate and constant moving of the gun and trigger to avoid unwanted paint runs and build-up.
Airless spray rigs also have a very high PSI of paint as it passes through the tip on your spray gun that can cause injury if you are not careful. But all in all, if you want to get the most bang for the buck… an airless paint sprayer is the way to go.
Below is a short video I’ve posted to Paint Sprayer Reviews that shows an excellent example of an airless sprayer in use. In this video, the professional painter is using his airless for interior painting, but it gives an good representation of how to use an airless paint sprayer.