Before even to getting around to applying the paint, everything must be cleared or covered and all masking must be done. When all that is complete and it is finally time to apply the paint, it can take hours to get just one coat on, much less apply the multiple coats needed to complete the room. That is where the power sprayer comes it, it is fast, less messy and has an easy clean up. Thus making the power sprayer important in this modern hustle and bustle world.
Understanding Paint Sprayers
At first, paint sprayers seem easy enough. Add paint and it atomizes the paint and applies to a surface. In principle all of that is certainly true but paint sprayers are not always the best option for a job.
The first and foremost thing to remember is that when painting a room, a brush will still be needed to handle the finer points like moldings and odd shaped surfaces. Secondly, there are airless systems on the market and these systems use very high pressure to mist the paint. Never allow a hand or finger near the tip as the paint will be injected into the skin and beyond.
Other than these two caveats, paint sprayer or power sprayers are great for painting walls and large areas. Usually when purchasing a paint sprayer or power sprayer for indoor use, a significant consideration is the amount of paint applied. The rule of thumb is one wall per change.Basically, getting one standard 10 X 10 wall done with one coat with one application of paint in the sprayer. Naturally, this is altered by the amount of wall surface to cover and how thick the paint is to be applied and how thin the actual interior paint is.
Also is is best to make sure that the paint to be applied is well mixed before using the sprayer. Here are five paint sprayers or power sprayers that are more than capable of handling the job of painting a room with ease.
Best Paint Sprayer for DIY
This sprayer – Giantex DIY 3-ways Spray Gun has three spray patterns, vertical, horizontal and jet for getting the right application. It works from any angle and is super easy to clean and easy to switch paints.
This power sprayer can cover about 15 square meters with paint in about 10 minutes. Besides interior walls, this sprayer can be used on a variety of surfaces. It is inexpensive and is easy to use for the beginner power painter. Great for a small room.
Top Paint Roller Kit on the Market
While not quite a sprayer, this power painter uses a roller instead to apply the paint. What separates the Wagner Roll ‘N Go Power Roller unit from others and why is it is included in this list is because it will apply a texture to the wall that power sprayers will not. Often people want a texture on interior walls, which is why rollers are popular.
This power roller uses 4 C batteries to send the paint through the hose to the roller. It takes about 5 minutes for the roller to saturate at first and then it is easy to apply the paint. It is fast to apply and easy to clean. When coupled with a power sprayer, this can make finishing out a room a snap.
Best Paint Sprayer to Buy
This High Volume, Low Pressure sprayer has a side fill for easy paint fill and comes with a viscosity cup to make sure the paint is the right consistency for use. The Black & Decker Model #BDPH400 Sprayer has a 20 foot air hose that make it easy to get around without having to move the compressor.
It has three spray patterns and is real easy to clean and use again. This is a great multi use sprayer for a wide variety of conditions.
Best Power Paint & HVLP Sprayer
Wagner is a recognized leader in power spraying and this HVLP sprayer is a great all round DIY sprayer. The Wagner Model #0518080 HVLP Sprayer has variable air pressure control and variable paint control for an even coat regardless of the viscosity of the paint.
It has three spray patterns and comes with a 20 foot hose to make it easy to move around. It also has two air filters to prevent dust from entering the paint and being applied. This is the perfect sprayer for painting a room and other around the house projects.
Best In/Outdoor Paint Sprayer
This power sprayer is three times more powerful and 50 percent more quiet than comparable sprayers, making this a beast of a paint sprayer. The Wagner Spray Tech Model #0529011 Paint Sprayer has multiple spray patterns and can spray up to 7.2 gallons of paint per hour. The adjustable nozzle can apply wide and super smooth finishes and the nozzle is designed to handle a large amount of wear and tear, thereby extending the life of the nozzle.
The paint cup is easy to clean and change out for multiple finishes and paints to be applied. Overall, this is an excellent paint sprayer that can be used for a wide variety of projects and will make painting a room or a house a snap.
Paint sprayers are like any other power equipment, always be sure to wear appropriate safety gear and be aware of your surroundings. In addition, it is important to read and follow all safety instructions, By reading and following the operator’s instructions concerning operation and cleaning, the life of the unit could be extended.