Since the advent of the airless paint sprayer in the mid twentieth century, many a manufacturer has tried its hand at producing one. Graco is not only one of the first companies to build an airless sprayer, but it has remained steadfastly among the most respected brands in the industry. Through the years, they have […]
Titan Impact 440 Paint Sprayer Improves on Legendary Reliability Back in the day (like many DIYers with no professional understanding of paint or its application), when a room needed to be painted, I would head to the hardware store to procure whichever tools were the least expensive (read: cheap). After all, it was highly likely […]
Last month I was able to review a new Briggs & Stratton pressure washer which, as a professional painter of 35 years, is something I use quite a bit. This month the folks at Pro Tool Reviews handed me the Titan Impact 640 airless sprayer—a tool with which I happen to be very familiar, having […]
Wagner is a name that is well-known for it’s line of project paint sprayers. When we saw a release that debuted their newest Power Painter EZ Tilt series, we knew we had to give it a try. Wagner sent us the newest Power Painter Max with EZ Tilt (model 0525032) and their new Optimus Dual Tip Technology. The project we had in mind was a small addition on the back of a local home. While the siding was made of T1-11, the real attraction was that eaves and a small porch roof meant that we’d have to do a lot of overhead and angled spraying. With a typical electric project sprayer, this presents a problem. Wagner, however, has claimed to have licked this with their new EZ Tilt suction tube. The principle is simple enough – a weighted, one-way nozzle sits in the supply bucket. When you tilt the sprayer up, the paint – and more importantly, the EZ Tilt suction tube – drop to the bottom of the attached 1-1/2 quart cup. This allows the Power Painter to be used vertically and still pull paint through the suction tube and into the sprayer.
The Ryobi Duet Paint System is a unique painting product. It provides an almost uncanny versatility in that you can use it as both a continuous roller and also as a finish sprayer. But it’s more than that. The system works such that two users can roll and do trim work simultaneously. I don’t know about you, but I always work with a partner when it comes to painting. It’s faster, and painting is more fun when you can both complain about the tedium. With Ryobi’s FLUID Technology you can place any standard 1 gallon container in the unit and the system will allow for continuous painting without refilling.