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May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Painting Tool Reviews

When you think of painting tool reviews you naturally come to airless sprayers. While that’s a core tool in this segment there are also drywall sanders, ladders, hoses, and other products. We checked out the Werner PD6210-4C fiberglass podium ladder as well as the Stanley Fatmax Professional Grade water hose. These tools help round out any painting professional’s tool set. Painting Tool Reviews for Pros We’ve covered tools like the Titan Impact 640 airless sprayer as well as materials like Behr Premium Plus Ultra paint. Cordless sprayers are also tested to see if they might serve well for fine finish work. As for airless sprayers, we test full systems as well as spray guns that claim to improve ergonomics on the job. As with any job that can interact with dangerous materials, lead paint topics will also fall under this category. Our painting tool reviews help you understand which tools are Pro and which are more consumer-based products.

DAP DynaFlex Ultra

DAP DynaFlex Ultra Window and Door Sealant

Nearly every building professional and DIYer is familiar with DAP products. Their Alex Caulk is one of the most popular brands of sealant sold at big box stores nationwide. We’ve also reviewed DAP DynaGrip construction adhesive which is an advanced product for flooring and similar uses. That product actually won a Pro Tool Innovation Award in […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Festool STL 450 Inspection Light with Tripod Review

Festool STL 450 Inspection Light with Tripod Review

The Festool STL 450 enters into the German company’s lighting category with 1200 lumens of output. Already thinking that’s not much compared to the 8000 lumens of their SYSLite Duo? You’re right – but these two lights have very different objectives. The first clue comes from the design. The STL 450 resembles more of a […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Dickies Painters Bib Overall Review

Painting is a messy business no matter how long you’ve been doing it. Sure, the Pros know the tricks of the trade to keep things neater. But we inevitably still come home with paint on our arms, clothes, and shoes. We’ll never fully eliminate errant drops, smudges, and splotches but the apparel we choose can help […]

Review7.0(out of 10)
Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer

Nothing can so quickly spruce up a space like a new coat of paint. It’s satisfying to make such a big improvement, in a short time, and with a lot of bang for the buck. Those big improvements have been my bread and butter for years now. I’m thankful for all of my residential and commercial […]

DeWalt Laser Distance Measure Line Expands with Tool Connect

DeWalt has recently introduced three models of laser distance measurer. With a variety of features that support a range of leveling and layout applications, the new DeWalt Laser Distance Measure models deliver a variety of accuracies and convenience to the jobsite. Available in 3 different models ranging from 30-foot to 100-foot working ranges, these LDMs […]

Clean A Paintbrush Like The Pros

Clean a Paintbrush Like the Pros

After a long day of work it’s never convenient to maintain our tools, but it must be done. We have to take care of the tools that take care of us. It’s ultimately cheaper, and the results are better. A power tool might be able to go on for awhile without proper lubrication, but the […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer

Graco Ultra Cordless Sprayer – A Solid Cordless Option For Pros?

You can’t be around the paint sprayers for more than five minutes without seeing the name Graco, a company that has produced pumps and spray equipment for nearly a century. Like all tradesmen, painters are always on the lookout for the best tools for the job. As any manufacturer nearly synonymous with its industry, Graco […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
DeWalt Metal Folding Sawhorse

DeWalt Metal Folding Sawhorse

It makes sense when manufacturers innovate and improve saws, drills, nailers, or any other tool that we use on site. We want more power, lighter weight, longer runtime, this feature, and that feature. The big tool manufacturers continue to deliver those things. Then there are tools don’t come to mind as innovation candidates like the new […]

Festool Planex LHS 225 Drywall Sander application

Festool Planex LHS 225 Drywall Sander

Drywall sanding is a messy business at best and hazardous to your health at worst: prolonged exposure to respirable crystalline silica is responsible for many ailments. But Festool hopes to clean up with the Festool Planex LHS 225 drywall sander. The modular design features three lengths, two-speed gears, and adjustable suction power. Extensions allow a working height […]

Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun

We all want an even spray from a comfortable gun. Titan set out to provide that with Titan RX-80 Airless Spray Gun professional airless spray gun. With an updated design that replaces the Titan LX-80 and G-10XL spray guns, the RX-80 joins the RX-PRO to complete the Titan Red Series line. The RX-80 works with any brand of paint […]