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Titan XT250 Paint Sprayer Review

Editor Rating: 4.0/5

Great Product

Titan XT250 Paint Sprayer

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Feb 17, 2021 @ 2:57 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

The Titan XT250 Paint Sprayer is the entry-level model of the high-performance airless range — and it’s small but mighty.

This unit allows you to apply paint, stain or varnish on entire walls, ceilings, fences, decking, doors, and more.

Mounted on a sturdy stand with an easy to grip ergonomic handle, the machine can be moved around easily. Power is supplied from a 1/2 horsepower motor and it delivers 2500 psi pressure. The painting medium is delivered to the metal spray gun directly from the can via a quarter-inch, 25-foot hose.

The spray tip measures 0.015-inches and the fine mist spray it emits covers an 8-inch width. The performance rating is 0.25 gpm (gallons per minute), making it a breeze to paint large areas fast.

Titan Tool Inc. has over 40 years of experience producing tools for the paint spraying industry. They back their products with a 2-year warranty inspiring confidence in the quality and build.

Pros:

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2500 psi pressure.
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Pressure adjustment control.
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1/2 horsepower motor.
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Performance rating of 0.25 gpm.
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25-foot quarter inch hose.
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Metal spray gun.
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415 spray tip.
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8-inch spray width.
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Sturdy stand with ergonomic handle.

Cons:

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Paint can sometimes drip from the gun.
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Might be considered overkill for use on smaller tasks or areas.

Features and Benefits of the Titan XT250 Airless Paint Sprayer


You might be wondering — what exactly makes using this machine better than calling in the pros for your painting project? Here are some of the standout features and benefits.

Power and Pressure


Admittedly, there are more powerful paint sprayers available, but for a model that’s lightweight for the design, with a 1/2 horsepower motor — it more than delivers.

The maximum pressure is 2500 psi which allows a performance rate of 0.25 gpm. The pressure output can also be adjusted — so you can tailor it to the type of medium you’re using as well as reducing the flow in relation to the area size.

In real terms — this means coverage of 250 square feet in just a few minutes — ideal for fencing, garage doors, and other medium to large-sized projects.

Metal Spray Gun and Spray Tips


The Titan spray painter boasts a metal spray gun which is more durable than some of its competitors — who choose to use plastic. Supplied with the unit is a 415 spray tip that’s also reversible – so, if it clogs during use you can turn it around to blow out the blockage.

Furthermore, Titan has built filters into the design of this paint sprayer to help prevent clogging — plus, they keep out any unwanted debris that could potentially damage or shorten the life of the unit. The tips are capable of handling latex-based paints, varnish, sealants and oil-based paints, but not textured mediums.

Draws Paint Straight from the Tin


One of the great features of the Titan XT250 paint sprayer is that it draws your paint, varnish, or sealant directly from a one or five-gallon tin.

A suction tube with an inlet filter requires placing in the container, and a bracket allows you to secure it. This means no replacing or cleaning paint cups at the end of the day when you’ve finished using it. It could save you both time and money in the long run.

Long Hose


Supplied with the Titan XT250 is a 25-foot hose that connects the pressure paint sprayer and spray head. This is longer than the electric cords on most handheld versions — allowing you a good reach and minimizes the requirement to move the unit.

Should you need a longer feed line for bigger jobs, you can purchase a compatible 50-foot hose. Simply detach the one that comes with the sprayer and replace it.

Convenient Operation


Lets, be honest, no-one likes complicated instructions and tools that take forever to put together. The enclosed directions supplied by Titan are clear, concise and straightforward to follow. They also include a troubleshooting section for common issues and step-by-step guides to assemble your paint sprayer and get started.

This unit is user-friendly enough so that even beginners will find it a breeze to handle. When you’re finished with your painting project, the instructions also show you how to clean and maintain the paint sprayer so it’s all ready for the next time you need it.

What do The Users Say?


It can be tricky to make a choice about purchasing a product when you aren’t sure how it’s going to perform. So you can make an informed decision, let’s see what users say about the Titan XT250 paint sprayer.

The overriding benefits of this unit seem to be its straightforward approach to operation and time-saving potential. Typically hard to paint areas, like ceilings, become less of an effort to deal with, and the finish is better than with a roller and brush. The unit also appears to be easy to clean and durable.

However, some users found the motor gave out after a short while, but if this happens, you do have Titan’s warranty to fall back on.

Check out the Titan XT250 reviews for yourself on the link below.

Alternatives to Titan XT250 Paint Sprayer


The Titan XT250 might not be everyone’s cup of tea — maybe you want something less or more powerful. Here are some options you may wish to consider.

Moving up the price range, Titan offers us another more powerful choice of paint sprayer — the Titan 1900. It has a similar set up to the XT250 with the addition of a trolley cart for moving it around — saving you the effort of lifting the unit.

A 50-foot hose is included as standard and can be extended up to 100 feet with an additional purchase. It offers 1600 psi, backed by a 0.70 horsepower motor and sprays 0.40 gallons per minute.

  • Greater pressure and horsepower than the XT250.
  • Includes a 50-foot hose as standard compared to the 25-foot with the Titan.
  • Capable of spraying 0.40 gpm as opposed to 25 gpm of the Titan XT250.

At the opposite end of the scale, we find the Wagner Flexio 590. It allows you to use a variety of painting mediums without the need for thinning them — similarly to the Titan XT250 — straight from the tin.

It’s a handheld unit — suitable for the home DIYer or amateur painter who wants to complete small or larger paint jobs.

Graco’s proprietary X-Boost power dial and X-Boost turbine system offer you 10 variable settings to tailor to the project in hand. You can adjust the spray and choose from one of the two nozzles supplied to direct the paint either vertically, horizontally, or in a circular pattern.

  • Adjustable pressure and spray patterns for custom paint delivery.
  • Like the Wagner 590 — sprays straight from the tin.
  • Handheld design as opposed to stationary base-style of the XT250.
Operating on a slightly different system is the Graco 16Y385 TrueCoat 360 paint sprayer. It doesn’t draw paint directly from a container, instead, it incorporates the use of a FlexLiner for filling with the varnish, paint or sealant of your choice.

It’s very lightweight making it a good choice for extended use, and its 360 element means it can even spray when upside down. The price point is lower than the Titan 250 paint sprayer, but you can still achieve a professional finish on walls, cabinets, furniture, doors, trims and outdoor projects.

  • Lower price tag than the Titan.
  • Capable of spraying all types of paint.
  • Can be used for larger projects.

Conclusion


The Titan XT 250 paint sprayer is a mid-range priced unit suitable for small or medium-sized projects for the home DIY enthusiast. It’s capable of drawing paint, varnish and sealants directly from the container and boasts a 25-foot hose — providing good reach and limiting unnecessary movement.

The nozzle supplied is reversible so can be cleared easily if it clogs, and the maximum operating pressure is 2500 psi. This means at 0.25 gallons per minute you can complete painting projects with a professional finish in less time. Furthermore, the metal spray gun offers greater durability than its plastic counterparts.

Granted, the Titan XT250 paint sprayer wouldn’t be the best option for professionals with the intention of heavy-duty or everyday use. However, it’s simple set up and concise instructions make it a great unit for the amateur painter.

The FAQ

Do You Need to Thin Paint for an Airless Paint Sprayer?
It depends on the brand and type of airless paint sprayer. The Titan XT250 airless paint sprayer will dispense most paints, including latex and oil-based materials straight from the tin. It might not work for textured paints containing other elements like sand or silica.

If in doubt, read the instructions, or check the manufacturer’s website.

Is an Airless Paint Sprayer Worth It?
An airless paint sprayer allows you to cover larger areas in less time, and makes it easier to paint at an angle, or get to hard to reach places.

With adjustable pressure and spray widths, they allow you to work on smaller projects too, such as cabinets, furniture, trims and much more. They’re a great option when you want a professional finish to your painting projects.

Just keep in mind, there are downsides, like overspray and paint wastage. Make sure you mask off and cover everything well before painting when using one.

Who Makes Titan Paint Sprayers?
Titan Tool Inc. has over 40 years of experience producing tools for the paint spraying industry. They are now a subsidiary of Wagner, a German conglomerate, but still operate independently, concentrating on the manufacture of tools for the painting industry.

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