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Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer Review

Titan-0516011

Editor Rating: 4.9/5

Excellent

Titan 0516011 Paint Sprayer

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Published on: January 14, 2017

Last modified: August 7, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Painting your house can be an expensive undertaking, and not everyone can afford it. When you add in decks, siding, doors and windows, it’s no wonder why some people struggle to keep up with maintenance. But, there’s a solution available. If you’re the kind of person who likes DIY projects, you might be in the market for an airless sprayer.

The Titan Xt250 airless paint sprayer is an affordable and capable piece of modern technology that can paint hundreds of square feet in mere minutes. For a few hundred dollars you can invest in this unit and save lots of money in the long run. With this machine in your arsenal of tools, you won’t need to call a contractor each time you need something painted.

Titan is a brand well known to painters thanks to its long history and the highly praised 440 model. But, what we want to know is what the XT250 offers and how it performs. For crucial details, continue with our review below.

Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer – The Basics


At the heart of this airless spray machine is a 1/2 horsepower motor capable of pumping out a max of 2500 PSI. Your material of choice will run through the included 25 foot and 1/4″ hose. The top output of this unit is 0.25 gallons per minute. In other words, you can paint 200-250 sq ft in minutes which is a far cry from using brushes and rollers.

The spraying tip included with this machine is a reversible 415. This means a pattern size width of about 8 inches is expected. Additionally, the largest tip size compatible with this unit is 0.015 inches. As a result, out of the box this model is best for medium thickness materials. These include latex and acrylic coatings, varnishes, stains and so on. However, this pump cannot work with textured materials, sealers for asphalt and block fillers. For more information about compatibility, check the manual or contact the manufacturer. Also included with this sprayer is a metal paint gun with integrated filter and locking trigger. For more versatility, you might want to purchase aftermarket extension, different tips, and filters.

Unpacking and going through the initial setup was without problems. We combined the included manual with a few online videos and completed installation in no more than 30 minutes. Before you try to paint, you should make sure there’s no test fluid in the system. This fluid protects internal parts from corrosion.

The Features


Durable & Stable Stand


Even though the Titan 0516011 Xt250 weighs just 25 pounds, it has a sturdy stand supporting it. Moreover, floor contact points have rubber-like stoppers which ensure this sprayer doesn’t move around. For easy transport, there’s an integrated handle with a comfortable grip.

Adjustable Pressure Settings


To control PSI output on this unit, there’s an adjustable knob on its side. This way you can set the pressure to give the best results with the coating material you are using.

Flexible Suction Tube


By using the flexible intake hose that attaches to the inlet of this spraying machine, the use 1 or 5-gallon containers is possible without trouble.

Power Cord Light Indicator


A quick light indicator shows whether there’s power coming into the Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer.

Metal Spray Gun & Integrated Filter


A solid metal painting gun comes with this model and supports various extension and add-ons. The included 415 tip is reversible, so removing clogs is as simple as turning it and squeezing the trigger. To prevent blockage or bad finishes, the paint gun in this unit comes with a built-in filter. If you need to use a different one for different materials, you can replace it with aftermarket parts.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


One of the most appealing aspects of this airless sprayer is that it is user-friendly. In fact, even an absolute beginner can achieve impressive results. The best application for this model would be bigger DIY projects and property maintenance.

The Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer excels at covering large surfaces in a short amount of time. It can go through large interior or exterior areas in a fraction of the time it takes with rollers. With careful masking, even tight spots and corners aren’t a challenge. For added versatility, buying other paint tips is neccesary . This way you can use thin materials like varnishes and stains on smaller areas with narrower patterns.

Even contractors that need a backup or a spraying machine for less demanding jobs can use this model. With limited use and extra care, this unit can complete small tasks without problems.

Despite the fact that this product is marketed as a sprayer for paint, it works with a few others material as well. For instance, if you wish to, you can also use liquid fertilizers and pesticides.

Pros:

N

Sprays many different materials

N

Easy to use for beginners

N

Can be cleaned quickly

N

Best for use with large surfaces

N

Ideal for DIY or part-time contractors

Cons:

N

Paint gun can drip

N

Included tip pattern size not for smaller areas

What We Didn’t Like


Finding a product of any kind that’s perfect is impossible, so it is not surprising we noticed a few minor flaws while using the Titan XT250.

First of all, the included 25-foot hose is good for interior work, but painting the exterior of a house could be a problem. The solution is to buy and use a longer one per manufacturer recommendations. If you don’t want to spend extra money, this means you will have to move this airless sprayer around more.

Another thing that we experienced issues with is the tip and spray gun. Both had tiny leaks and after a while paint started dripping on our hands. It turns out that some of the parts needed to be tightened. Thus, we recommend that you check all the seals and connections before you start working. This way you’ll avoid leaks and drips. Once we checked everything over, we didn’t have further problems.

The 415 tip that comes with the Titan Xt250 airless paint sprayer is suitable for large surfaces, but its 8-inch pattern isn’t for everything. If you don’t want to waste paint while spraying interior trim, for instance, you will need to get another tip. You will also need a second tip if you want to use thinner materials.

The FAQ

What's the longest hose I can use with this model?

The longest spraying hose you can use with this unit is 50 feet. Anything longer would cause the motor and pump to work harder and parts to wear faster.

Is the intake tube long enough for 5-gallons buckets?

Yes, it can work with 1 and 5-gallon containers without issue. You just have to make sure that the suction tube is immersed into the paint.

Can I run Lacquer through the XT250?

This machine handles coatings that are cleaned with water and soap. Solvent based materials that need lacquer thinner for clean-up are not recommended.

How long is the intake hose, does it have a filter?

The approximate length of this flexible tube is 27″. There is also a mesh filter at the tip to prevent solids from clogging this machine.

What do The Users Say?


After testing the Titan 0516011 Xt250 Airless Sprayer, we wanted to see whether other users backed up our overall impressions. As it turns out, we didn’t overlook anything, especially when it comes to flaws.

Most people found this model to be easy and straightforward to use. It completed large projects fast while giving good results and finishes. A lot of individuals expressed being happy with their purchase. Moreover, some report being pleasantly surprised at how fast they were able to complete their projects.

One thing to be careful with are reconditioned units. The majority of negative reviews we came across mentioned refurbished products. This doesn’t mean you should avoid them at all costs, just be aware of you warranty terms. Furthermore, make sure to check whether this paint sprayer works as soon as possible.

Conclusion


Even though this model is slightly more expensive than similar products on our test, we found it to be well worth the money. We didn’t experience any major problems or breakdowns while reviewing it.

The Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer has a decent output and spraying gun for most of the things a homeowner will need. Covering walls, ceiling and house exteriors is easy, but for detail work you might need careful masking or an aftermarket tip. Furthermore, this unit doesn’t handle very thick coatings, but that’s obvious if you look at the specifications. We can’t hold this against it, though, because most other models in this price range have the same drawback. With that said, a max tip size of 0.015 is suitable for many different applications. As always, we recommend that you check if the paints you want to use are compatible before buying anything.

To conclude, we were happy to work with this paint sprayer and think it would be a good first unit for beginners. It’s not for daily use in contracting, but it can handle one-off jobs.

Conclusion


Even though this model is slightly more expensive than similar products on our test, we found it to be well worth the money. We didn’t experience any major problems or breakdowns while reviewing it.

The Titan Xt250 Airless Paint Sprayer has a decent output and spraying gun for most of the things a homeowner will need. Covering walls, ceiling and house exteriors is easy, but for detail work you might need careful masking or an aftermarket tip. Furthermore, this unit doesn’t handle very thick coatings, but that’s obvious if you look at the specifications. We can’t hold this against it, though, because most other models in this price range have the same drawback. With that said, a max tip size of 0.015 is suitable for many different applications. As always, we recommend that you check if the paints you want to use are compatible before buying anything.

To conclude, we were happy to work with this paint sprayer and think it would be a good first unit for beginners. It’s not for daily use in contracting, but it can handle one-off jobs.

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