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HomeRight Super Finish Max Review

Editor Rating: 4.4/5

Great Product

HomeRight Super Finish Max C800971

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 23, 2020 @ 10:27 pm

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

We’ll get into the specifics of this HomeRight Super Finish Max review shortly, but before we get started — here’s a quick overview.

This handheld sprayer is manufactured to provide smooth, even, and professional-looking results in less time. The C800971 model is suitable for painting or staining anything from fences and walls to furniture or cabinets.

The single-stage turbine uses 450 watts of power allowing it to work with an assortment of mediums — including thicker liquids. Furthermore, the interchangeable tips also mean you can tackle a variety of projects — often with no thinning required.

Everything you need to get started is included — the Finish Max Super unit, three brass spray tips (1.5mm, 2.0mm, 4.0mm), a spray nozzle, a 40-ounce container with lid, wrench, cleaning brush, and user manual.

HomeRight has been designing tools for DIYers and homeowners for more than 25 years and has since become part of the Wagner SprayTech brand. The Super Finish Max is their top of the line tool from the HVLP sprayer range. This line has something for everyone — whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

Pros:

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Easy to use — even beginners can get started quickly.
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Delivers professional-looking results in less time.
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Minimal overspray reduces material wastage.
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Three spray tips — allows the use of mediums with variable density.
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Adjustable paint volume control.

Cons:

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Unsuitable for painting ceilings or floors.
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Not designed for large projects.

Features and Benefits of HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer


The manufacturer claims that the HomeRight C800971 delivers professional results with less paint thinning and hassle. Let’s look at the features to determine whether that’s true.

450-Watt Motor


The single-stage motor provides plenty of power to take on small to medium-size jobs around the house or garden. That’s enough brawn to allow the use of some thicker liquids without thinning. The turbine motor also eliminates the requirement for a compressor.

HVLP Technology


HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayers are designed to minimize overspray and improve precision. They’re made with efficiency in mind — so you’ll save time and money.

Multiple Spray Tip Sizes


The HomeRight paint sprayer comes with three interchangeable tips. The larger tip size means that thicker paints or stains can be used without being thinned first. This versatility-factor allows you to use this unit for a wide variety of spraying jobs.

Three other tip sizes are available for purchase separately. The 2.0mm tip is pre-installed on the sprayer.

Maneuverability


What’s notable about the HomeRight Finish Max Fine HVLP Paint Sprayer is that it’s a handheld unit and doesn’t weigh a great deal — just over 3 pounds. The combination of these two features should reduce the likelihood of arm fatigue and mean that painting or staining every corner of your project is a cinch.

Adjustable Spray


The HomeRight Finish Max Handheld HVLP Paint Sprayer includes two different air caps to alter the flow of paint exiting the nozzle. This means you can tailor the quantity of paint according to the task at hand.

What’s more, it also has a volume dial to conveniently alter the size of the spray pattern. You simply start with a small diameter and increase the size as appropriate. The width is adjustable from one to 12 inches.

Brass Spray Tips and Needle


If you’ve been doing your own research, you may have spotted that many competitors make use of plastic tips. Although they serve their purpose, brass spray tips are much more durable.

The Super Finish Max includes the latter, which will resist corrosion, wear and tear and survive the occasional drop from a great height.

Cleaning and Maintenance


The cleanup part of a project is what everyone hates, but it’s actually simple with the HomeRight C800971. There aren’t many individual parts to it, so disassembling it is a straightforward process.

When you’re painting or staining with water-based substances, you only need a rag and soapy water. Use the rag to wipe the individual parts clean, particularly the needle and nozzle. If you’re using oil-based materials, then you should use mineral spirits in the same manner.

40-Ounce Fill Cup


The 40-ounce plastic fill cup is considerably larger than most provided with paint sprayers. With this capacity, you have the ability to cover an area of 100 sq-feet without having to down your tools.

You’ll be able to spend more time painting and less time refilling the container — finishing that fence much faster.

What do The Users Say?


The HomeRight Finish Max C800971 Extra Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer is suitable for small or medium-sized projects. It’s considerably faster than relying on a paint roller or brush, and it delivers even coverage. That’s just my personal opinion, though.

To give you the bigger picture — I’ve looked at other reviews to see what the frequent users are saying about this paint sprayer.

DIYers like it. They like it a lot.

Most users note that it’s simple to use, right out of the box — you put it together, and off you go. Even a novice can use it successfully.

It’s precise and accurate, can deliver even and smooth coverage. However, it may take a little trial and error to achieve that flawless finish. Switching the air cap, spray tip, or spray pattern should help with that.

DIY fans rate the weight of this gun — arms don’t tire as quickly as with other heavier models. It also makes it easier to perform that sweeping motion required for even finishes.

But, it’s not all a bed of freshly painted roses.

The HomeRight C800971 does sport a couple of recurring complaints.

It’s a vocal paint sprayer — noise is a common drawback, which can be remedied by using ear protection. Issues with clogging appear to be another minor niggle. There are also suggestions regarding the purchase of a viscosity cup — as this model doesn’t include one.

You can look at the reviews below if you’re interested in doing some of your own research.

Alternatives to HomeRight Super Finish Max


Although I’ve shared the stand out features, and given you my thoughts on the HomeRight C800971. However, there is a chance this product isn’t quite what you are looking for. If this is the case, I have some alternative suggestions that might work for you.

The Wagner Spraytech 0518080 is designed for small and medium-size projects alike. It has a variable air pressure control, so you can manage the quantity of paint. It also has a 20-foot hose, so you don’t have to carry the whole unit with you.

  • Slightly higher price tag than the HomeRight C800971.
  • Includes two fill cups, one plastic and one metal.
  • The 20-foot hose may be more suitable than a handheld unit for some tasks.
The REXBETI 750 has a lower price point than the HomeRight C800971. It includes four nozzles, so it’s suitable for almost any small or medium-size project.

  • With 500 watts — the output is slightly higher than the HomeRight.
  • Like the Homeright — the three spray patterns means it’s adaptable to many projects.
  • Includes a 1000ml container, which is comparable in size to that of the C800971.
The Graco 17D889 is an airless paint sprayer, which means it can use almost any viscosity of material. It also features variable speed control and comes with a storage case.

  • Significantly more expensive than the HomeRight.
  • Unlike the HomeRight version, the Graco can be used in any direction, even upside down.
  • The Graco includes liner bags for the paint container, for easy cleanup.

Conclusion


The HomeRight Finish Max Handheld HVLP Paint Sprayer consistently delivers solid results for those tasks that need to be painted, stained, or finished. It’s straightforward and simple to use — even for total DIY newbies.

This handheld unit weighs just over 3 pounds, so you won’t have to stop because of arm fatigue while you’re working. You’ll also be able to reach into most nooks and crannies.

With the 450-watt motor for power, it’s best suited for small to medium-sized projects. Furniture, cabinet doors, and fences — you can expect to get good results with these from the HomeRight sprayer. However, if you intend to spend more time on larger projects, you may wish to consider the HomeRight Power Flo Pro 2800 Airless paint sprayer.

This HomeRight Super Finish Max review has shown that when you take into account its capabilities and features — this handheld model is reasonably priced. The HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer has proven itself to be a quality product that can handle many of your projects around the house.

The FAQ

Can the Homeright C800971 Finish Max Extra Fine Finish HVLP Sprayer Be Used Indoors?
Yes, it can be used for both interior and exterior projects.
Can the HomeRight Super Finish Max C800971 Be Used With Oil-Based Paints?
Yes, this model works well with most stains or paints. However, you may have to switch the spray tip to accommodate a denser medium. Also, you’ll have to use mineral spirits for cleaning instead of soapy water.
Can I Use the HomeRight Super Finish Max C800971 to Paint a Ceiling?
No. This model is not designed for overhead use and should not be tilted more than 45 degrees. If this is attempted — paint may leak into the motor.
Do I Need a Compressor With the HomeRight Super Finish Max?
No, this is an electric sprayer. All that’s required is to plug it into an electrical outlet. A compressor is not necessary.
What Is the Current Price of the HomeRight C800971?

The HomeRight C800971 is perfect for painting cabinet doors, furniture, and shutters, as well as fencing or walls. To see the current price, look here.

How Can I Fix My HomeRight C800971?

If you have issues with your HomeRight sprayer, check out my HVLP Troubleshooting guide.

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