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Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer

Editor Rating: 4.3/5

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Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer

Reviewed by: Ian Lewis

Published on: January 14, 2017

Last modified: January 14, 2017

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The days of the brush and bucket are long gone.  When people get into larger projects, they need a tool that can get the job done fast and done right. For those that want to save money and time doing large areas DIY-style, one of the best options is an airless paint sprayer. However, homeowners have more choice nowadays when it comes to tools than they ever did. As a result, deciding what to buy can be a daunting process.

To save you the time and trouble, we’re going to review the HomeRight C800879 Power-Flo Pro. This unit caught our eye with its price-tag and features. But, how does it perform when put under the spotlight? To find out, continue to read our full review.

Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer – The Basics


HomeRight, the company behind this airless sprayer, has more than 25 years of history. They are no stranger to innovation or implementing the latest trends in technology. The result is an affordable, capable and reliable piece of modern equipment.

First of all, this unit can spray 0.24 gallons per minute of material with a max tip size of 0.015. To put this into perspective, it can go through a 5-gallon container in 25 minutes or cover 2,000 square feet. When compared to rollers and brushes, a product of this type is by far the better option. The paint gun included with this model can apply an even coating to rough surfaces, corners, etc.

Large surfaces are the ideal application for the 515 spray tip you get out of the box. This tip puts out a pattern width of about 10 inches, which is perfect for walls, ceilings, siding, etc. If you need more variety and precision with smaller patterns, you can always buy aftermarket parts.Using this painting machine, you will be able to push out material at pressures up to 2800 PSI through a 25-foot hose. The 1/2 horsepower motor has a sturdy design which seems to promise good service. With that said, using it with longer hoses is not something we can recommend.

Setting this model up took no longer than similar units. All in all, there are a few steps each for prepping, painting and cleaning. Now let’s take a look at some of the specific features of the HomeRight C800879 Power-Flo Pro 2800.

The Features


Adjustable Pressure


The control knob on this airless spray painter lets you adjust the pressure for the best finish. To fine tune it, you can set it anywhere between low and high. This feature allows you to get the most out of each material you use.

Metal Spray Gun & Reversible Tip


The HomeRight C800879 Power-Flo Pro 2800 comes with a robust metal gun for spraying and a 515 Tip which is reversible. This means that you can count on reliable performance and quickly clean out any clogging. Located inside the gun is a fine mesh filter which catches solids and improves finish quality.

Flexible Intake Tube


Since this unit can apply coatings up to 0.24 gallons per minute, having a long and flexible suction intake was necessary. With this siphon hose, you can use even 5-gallon containers without any trouble. Furthermore, there’s a drip cup that fits both the intake and return tube to avoid leaving paint marks during transportation. Finally, the inlet valve is non-stick ceramic resistant to wear and highly durable.

Versatile


For DIY users that need a little bit of everything, this airless sprayer can cover a lot of ground. The max tip size is 0.015 which handles light to medium coatings. The list of supported materials includes acrylics and latex paints for indoor and outdoor use, as well as various stains for wood.

Easy Setup & Cleaning


Setting this model up took no longer than similar units. All in all, there are a few steps each for prepping, painting and cleaning. Once you finish a job, it won’t take you long to wash the entire machine.

Sturdy Design & Easy Transport


Even though it’s not the lightest of models at 23 lbs, you can easily transport this unit using the built-in handle. Then, once you set it down, the firm aluminum legs and rubber stoppers will keep it in place.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


We feel that this model is the perfect choice for people who aren’t afraid to take on remodels around the house. With the included tip, you’re best off painting larger surfaces, like walls and ceilings. If for instance, you need to refinish your siding, the Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer is an excellent option.

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Those who want to save money and use this unit for professional construction work might need to look elsewhere. The output, motor strength, and maximum hose length will be a limiting factor. What’s more, it might result in premature repairs and added costs. If you use this paint sprayer for sporadic remodels and DIY projects, it can last you a long time, while providing good performance. Contractors could also use this but for smaller, less demanding jobs.

Pros:

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Covers large areas quickly

N

Affordable

N

Quick installation

N

Can work with different paints

N

Excellent for DIY use

Cons:

N

Clogs from thicker materials

N

Tip included not ideal for smaller surfaces

What We Didn’t Like


If we were to be completely honest, it’s hard not to find flaws even in much more expensive products. The HomeRight Power-Flo Pro 2800 has a few downsides that are common in this price-range. Namely, build quality is not the best, and you can’t do everything with this sprayer.

Those who use thicker latex paints with this unit might experience clogs. This is because the built-in filter is a 100 mesh, which is best for thin oil-based primers and paints. The solution is to either buy a coarser filter or thin heavier coatings for better performance. Other than that, we were happy with how this model performed with a variety of coatings and surfaces.

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The FAQ

What kind of warranty comes with this?

There is a limited two-year warranty included. To prevent voiding it, you should follow the maintenance and care instruction from the user manual.

If I need spare parts, how can I find them?

The best source for spare parts is the product manufacturer – HomeRight. You can find a detailed list of all parts in the user manual.

Can I use extensions from other brands?

Yes. You can buy an extension from other producers to make painting hard to reach places easier. The best way to ensure that a particular aftermarket part fits is to take the spray gun with you to a store.

Do I need to take the paint gun apart to clean clogs?

No. The reverse tip can be rotated for quick removal of blockages. You should clean the gun when your project is over or finish for the day.

What do The Users Say?


Most people who had a chance to use the HomeRight Power-Flo Pro 2800 report having no problems. Even though users notice certain minor flaws, the reviews show that working with this machine has overwhelming benefits.

One thing that beginners might consider a downside of this paint sprayer is the noise it produces. In our experience, the noise levels are acceptable and nothing out of the ordinary. Another common issue is clogging. But, if you dilute the paint or get a coarser filter, you won’t have any trouble. We chalk this up to user error and inexperience, so it shouldn’t be a big concern for potential buyers.

Feedback from people who have used this paint spraying machine shows it’s a worthwhile investment. Overall, it seems to be a popular and affordable tool.

Conclusion


The Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer is another strong contender among DIY paint sprayers. We had great success using it in our tests and can recommend it for beginners and hobbyists. It doesn’t cost enough that it’s a significant investment, but you can save a lot of money by doing things yourself.

Right out of the box, this unit was easy to setup, and we got it spraying paint in about fifteen minutes. Clean-up is, likewise, fast and straightforward.

For easier transport, we would have liked to see wheels included, but this model is light enough for carrying. Nonetheless, for its size and price, we are impressed with the performance of this machine. To cover hundreds of square feet takes just a few minutes. You can use it on rough surfaces but also paint tight spots and corners.

To conclude, this unit performs as advertised. The flaws we picked up during our test and saw in other peoples’ reviews have solutions.

If you want the get the most value for your money, then you should strongly consider buying this spray painting unit.

HomeRight C800879 conclusion

Conclusion


The Homeright Power-Flo Pro 2800 Airless Paint Sprayer is another strong contender among DIY paint sprayers. We had great success using it in our tests and can recommend it for beginners and hobbyists. It doesn’t cost enough that it’s a significant investment, but you can save a lot of money by doing things yourself.

Right out of the box, this unit was easy to setup, and we got it spraying paint in about fifteen minutes. Clean-up is, likewise, fast and straightforward.

For easier transport, we would have liked to see wheels included, but this model is light enough for carrying. Nonetheless, for its size and price, we are impressed with the performance of this machine. To cover hundreds of square feet takes just a few minutes. You can use it on rough surfaces but also paint tight spots and corners.

To conclude, this unit performs as advertised. The flaws we picked up during our test and saw in other peoples’ reviews have solutions. If you want the get the most value for your money, then you should strongly consider buying this spray painting unit.

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