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June 14, 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.

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 […]

What’s The Best Wood For Painted Cabinets?

Just as any artist has to decide what medium to use, carpenters must decide what wood to work with. The appearance, color, price, intended use, workability, and aging behavior are all considerations. But so is a wood’s paintability or ability to take a stain. If staining, you want to know how the wood grain will […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Bosch GBM9-16 Drill/Mixer

Bosch GBM9-16 5/8-Inch Drill Mixer

If you’d tried mixing recently with your cordless drill, you’ve probably realized it’s not a great application unless it’s a thin material. Our Safety Third team managed to smoke an 18V drill that will remain nameless trying this. The problem with using most drills for mixing is that they just aren’t designed with that kind of […]

Review7.2(out of 10)
Graco TrueCoat Pro II Cordless Paint Sprayer

Graco TrueCoat Pro II Cordless Paint Sprayer Review

As a Pro, the idea of a portable airless sprayer appeals to me. There are a lot of jobs that fall under that “pick-up-an-go” category where it would be nice to not have to pull out the full airless sprayer. For these, it would be nice to ditch the full et up for a smaller […]

Review8.9(out of 10)

Titan RX-PRO Airless Spray Gun Review

Professionals and consumers alike have benefited from the nearly constant flow of innovation in tools. Those innovations don’t always make it to all corners of the tool world, though. For instance, look at airless paint spray guns. I’ve been using a Titan LX-80 for 30 years, and not much has changed about the features or design. But […]

Stak Rack door and trim painting accessory

Stak Rack Door and Trim Painting Accessory

When I paint trim, one of the issues I run into is the need for space. Laying down pieces of 12 foot long base or crown side by side can really leave you with nowhere to stand. The Stak Rack door and trim painting accessory is designed specifically to save space. This is perfect for those of […]

Paintbrush dripping paint into a can.

15 Quick Clean Up Painting Tips and Hacks from the Pros

Nothing can so quickly improve a room or space like painting. Of course, nothing can make such a mess so quickly, either! To keep you from spending more time cleaning up than painting, we’ve assembled the best 15 quick clean up painting tips and hacks we know—all from the Pros who do it every day. […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
best podium ladder Werner PD6210-4C

Werner PD6210-4C Fiberglass Podium Ladder with Casters

When I was a kid, my dad helped me “conquer” my fear of heights by taking me on antenna jobs with him. We’d climb multi-story buildings and mount rigid pipe for VHF and UHF antennas. Big fun for a pre-teen, but it got me used to being up high. When I first laid eyes on the Werner […]

Titan Pro V55 Heavy Duty Heat Gun

Titan Pro V55 Heavy Duty Heat Gun Kit

Many painters have a love/hate relationship with their heat guns. On one hand, they’re an effective way to soften paint for scraping when the old stuff needs to be contained. On the other hand, the work is slow and you’re constantly near a heat source – that’s not anyone’s favorite way to spend the summer. […]