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Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro 2 Gravity HVLP Spray System

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

Great Product

Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro 2 Gravity HVLP Spray System

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 10, 2020 @ 5:08 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Painting with a brush and roller is tedious and tiresome. You might even avoid the task until it’s absolutely necessary. But with an HVLP paint sprayer like the Fuji 2203G, you can get the job done quickly, and it’s much more fun. Fuji’s 2203G model is suitable for painting experts, contractors, DIYers, and hobbyists alike.

Loaded with features, it’s an impressive yet affordable paint spraying system. The powerful 1400-watt two-stage motor is housed in a robust metal turbine casing. The 25-foot long Hi-Flex hose lets you reach into nooks and crannies, and the unit is lightweight and portable.

It comes fitted with a 400cc metal gravity-fed paint cup and a 1.3-mm air nozzle. Both can be changed if you wish — an alternative cup is the 1000cc bottom-fed part, and there are nozzles in sizes from 1 mm to 2 mm. The spray patterns are adjustable, allowing you to set a narrow-angle for intricate work or a wider one to cover large areas fast.

Fuji Spray has produced quality painting equipment for more than 30 years. Founded in 1986, this North American company constantly stays ahead of the game with innovative products and technological improvements.

Pros:

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Professional-level HVLP paint sprayer.
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Powerful two-stage, 1400 watt motor in a robust housing.
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25-foot Hi-Flex hose.
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Ergonomically designed handle for comfort.
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Adjustable spray pattern from one-inch circular to 12-inch oval.
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Interchangeable air nozzles are available as an extra purchase.
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Easy to disassemble.
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Cleaning brush included.
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Two-year parts and labor warranty.

Cons:

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May be loud in operation.
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Small cup size means lots of refilling.

Features and Benefits of the Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro 2


While Fuji’s painting solutions have a good reputation, do they live up to the hype? Let’s take a look and the features and benefits and see.

Powerful Motor


The Fuji 2203G Semi Pro 2 is powered by a two-stage 1400 W motor which is protected by a durable metal turbine casing. It has enough oomph to tackle most painting projects, but you may need to dilute some thicker paints.

Pattern Control


A spray control knob is conveniently located at the rear of the gun’s handle. Tweak it to alter the spray pattern between a one-inch circular pattern up to a 12-inch oval. This feature is helpful when you want to paint something small and detailed such as a staircase banister or intricate metalwork, then switch to a fence or garage door.

Non-Bleed M Mode Gravity Spray Gun


There’s nothing worse than a spray gun that continues to deliver paint after you release the handle. You end up with paint where you don’t want it and plenty of clean-up time.

A non-bleed paint gun stops both the air and paint flow when the trigger is released. The result is fewer drips and greater control for a more professional finish with less overspray.

Lightweight and Portable


Measuring 16 by 9.5 by 12.5 inches, the Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro 2 weighs in at just 25.2 pounds. It has a handle located on the top of the sturdy metal casing making it easy to move. Because it’s compact, you won’t find it cumbersome to move around your work area.

Ergonomic Stay Cool Handle


The handle spray gun’s handle is designed to be easy to hold and prevent fatigue over extended periods of use. In addition, the stay-cool coating prevents it from becoming too hot, which is a useful feature when you’re working in the sun. Your hand won’t sweat and you’re less likely to drop your sprayer.

Accessories


Alongside your HVLP unit, you also get a cleaning brush, a wrench, a 25 foot Hi-Flex hose, a viscosity cup, and an instruction manual. The viscosity cup helps you dilute thicker mediums to a density that the sprayer can handle with ease.

What do The Users Say?


Before purchasing a product, it’s always good to get a feel for what real-life users think of it and how it performs. Let’s take a look at a few Fuji 2203G reviews.

Many users find this machine versatile, competitive in regards to price, and highly functional. Most people who own this unit praised the high-quality results it achieves.

The instruction manual is informative and offers all the information you need to set up, use, and clean your paint spray gun. If you’ve ever waded through a poorly thought-out instruction manual with little practical information, you know how important this is!

Fuji 2203G owners liked having the option to use interchangeable components, albeit at an extra cost.

On the downside, it seems this unit can be noisy, and latex paint requires quite a lot of thinning with the 1.3 mm nozzle provided. You might need to invest in some ear muffs and a different sized nozzle.

Some users found that a fair bit of trial and error was needed to get the right settings for thicker paints. One owner helpfully suggested users practice adjusting the paint viscosity, spray pattern, and air flow while painting some cardboard to get the desired effect before beginning the main task.

To investigate user comments for yourself, click on the link below.

Alternatives to Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro 2 Gravity HVLP Spray System


Maybe the Fuji 2203G isn’t quite what you’re looking for, or you want to see what other options are available. Here are some alternatives you could consider.

Moving up the price scale somewhat, we find the Fuji Mini Mite with a T75G spray gun. It’s suitable for solvent-based and waterborne coatings, and is adjustable for three different fan patterns. Noise reduction covers make for a quiet operation while a heat dissipation chamber helps prolong the turbine motor’s lifespan.

Included with the unit are different spray tips, filters, cleaning tools, lubricant, and a six-foot flexible whip hose.

  • More expensive than the Fuji 2203G system but delivers excellent results.
  • Easy to use and clean.
  • Many spare parts are included which you have to buy as extras with the Fuji 2203G.
If you want a budget option, then the Wagner Spraytech Control Max could be a good choice. It’s an HVLP sprayer that can handle many different paint mediums and a variety of paint density. You can adjust it for paint flow, pressure, and spray pattern. The unit features a 20-foot hose.

As with the Fuji 2203G it comes with only one nozzle tip. There are accessories available at extra cost such as the fine finish kit.

  • Like the Fuji 2203G, the Wagner sprays different viscosity paint mediums.
  • Shorter hose than the Fuji’s 25-foot hose.
  • Price point is lower, offering a budget option compared to the Fuji model.
In a similar price range you could opt for an airless paint sprayer like the Graco Magnum. It’s fully adjustable giving you precise control, and is powered by a piston pump which means you can spray unthinned paints at high pressure.

The Magnum X5 draws paint directly from the container, so you won’t be stopping to top up cups. A massive 75-foot hose gives you plenty of reach.

Clean up is quick and easy thanks to an included adapter that allows you to hook the gun up to a garden hose and flush the sprayer.

  • Like the Fuji, overspray is minimal with this system.
  • Lighter than the Fuji at 13 pounds.
  • Operates at 3000 psi delivering 0.27 gallons per minute.

Conclusion


For the part time DIYer, hobbyist, or painting pro, the Fuji 2203G Semi-Pro Gravity System delivers on both quality and performance. It’s robust and easy to use on all sorts of projects, be it intricate work or wide coverage area. Use your Fuji on your home’s interior or exterior, furniture, or crafting projects.

Just like many other paint sprayers, it’s not without its faults. It can be a little noisy in operation, the paint cup is on the smaller side, and you might need to thin your paint. But overall, it’s an efficient unit that gets the job done with a professional finish.

The FAQ

Can You Paint a Car with an HVLP Sprayer?
Yes, you can. HVLP paint sprayers like the Fuji 2203G have minimal overspray meaning you won’t be spending time cleaning paint off where it’s not wanted. Should you paint yoru car with an HVLP sprayer? Well, that’s really a matter of your skill level and confidence with these units.
What Is the Best HVLP Spray Gun for the Money?
It depends on how much you want to spend and what you need the system for. The Fuji 2203G is rated highly by many users, but there are alternatives available which we have highlighted above. For the amateur or professional painter the Fuji Semi-Pro Gravity System is a good mid-range option.
Do You Have to Thin Paint for an HVLP Sprayer?
When using a thicker paint like latex, most of the time you will need to thin it when painting with an HVLP sprayer. Without thinning, the paint may come out of the gun in messy blobs and ruin your finish.

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