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Titan 440I Review

Editor Rating: 4.8/5

Great Product

Titan 440I

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 27, 2020 @ 8:52 am

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

Let’s kick-off this Titan 440 Impact review with a brief roundup of this machine.

Featuring a 7/8 horsepower motor, a maximum operating pressure of 3300 PSI, and delivering a flow rate of 0.54 GPM (gallons per minute) — the Titan 440I is suitable for larger home improvement projects or small-scale commercial applications.

The compact Titan 440 Impact airless paint sprayer, is capable of handling a variety of low to medium density materials — including stains, water-based, latex, and enamel.

Being airless, the Titan 440 sprayer eliminates the need for an expensive and bulky air compressor. Combined with the carry handle, this makes the unit more portable and more convenient to move around — a huge asset if you’re planning to use it commercially.

Preparation can be a time-consuming affair, and Titan has acknowledged this by installing the Sureflo Pusher Valve. This priming assistant steps into action when your ball valve becomes jammed. This time-saving pusher valve lever, when pressed, helps to shift the ball off the seat when it gets stuck.

Its patented Quad+ Packings are designed with minimum damage to the piston in mind when applying abrasive coats. Furthermore, Titan’s trademark patented AutoOiler function enables you — at just the press of a button — to send oil from the reservoir directly to these specific parts. This keeps the packings lubricated and prevents a downturn in performance.

Durability is further reinforced by its PermaLife cylinder, which won’t wear with use — lasting the lifetime of the sprayer.

Titan has been in the industry for over four decades and has developed into one of the industry leaders. The constant advancement of their technology means well developed, durable, and easy-to-use products for professionals and home improvers alike.

Pros:

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Auto Oiler for packings lubrication.
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Long-lasting PermaLife cylinder.
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Quad+ Packings.
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Compact size.
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Flow rate of 0.54 GPM.
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Usage level — 50-100 gallons per week.
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Available as cart-mounted or floor-standing.
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Max operating pressure of 3300 PSI.
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Manifold filter — for smooth movement of paint.
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Sureflo pusher valve.
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Rapid Clean function.

Cons:

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Not ideal for detailed work.
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Manifold filter housing tends to trap paint.

Features and Benefits of the Titan Impact 440 Paint Sprayer


The manufacturer states that the Titan Impact 440 is the ‘#1 selling sprayer in the industry.’ With such bold claims, let’s take a look and see if it’s warranted.

Airless Sprayer


While not the best for smaller or intricate tasks, the airless sprayer niche does make for quicker completion and delivers more uniform results on large projects.

Airless sprayers also allow for greater flexibility. For example, the Titan 440 Airless paint sprayer accommodates a huge variety of low and medium density coatings — including lacquers, stains, latex, and enamel.

Furthermore, as the motor is self-contained within the unit, there is no requirement for a separate compressor — making the sprayer more transportable.

Manifold Filter


Nothing can cut the life of your machine or nozzle quicker than foreign matter in your medium. Hence, why filters are included — catching any unwanted debris.

Previous models of Titan sprayers relied on smaller dumpy filters. Now, like the heavy-duty models, a larger manifold filter is incorporated into the 440 Titan paint sprayer parts.

This has greatly improved the performance of the sprayer due to the larger filtering surface available. It means that the paint is now able to move through the gun more swiftly. The slight downside of this part is that it’s seated horizontally — so when cleaning — things tend to get messy.

Quad+ Packings and PermaLife Cylinder


The use of Quad+ Packings ensures that the fluid section is kept clean and prevents any abrasive coatings you may be using from damaging the pistons during use. This is one of the Titan 440 parts that ensures the fluid movement of your chosen paint during your task at hand.

Titan’s PermaLife Cylinder made from hardcore, everlasting material is a great feature — reducing costs incurred if you needed to replace this part. Saving you money in the long run.

Auto Pressure and Rapid Clean Function


It’s a job we love to hate — cleaning up. However, doing this after every use will prevent any medium build-up within the unit — negating a downturn in performance.

Simply set the pressure control to Rapid Clean and switch on the machine. Let the solvent distribute through the internals by switching to Spray mode. Then, while aiming at a waste bucket, press and hold the gun trigger and wait until all the paint is thoroughly out of the system and the liquid runs clear.

50-Foot Hose


With this machine, you get a lengthy 50-foot hose as standard — meaning you won’t have to move the unit around quite so often. It also enables you to reach those places that involve climbing a ladder with less fuss.

Furthermore, the hose is designed to fit straight into the paint container which removes the requirement for a separate paint cup — therefore, one less thing to clean.

High Delivery Speed


Spraying up to 0.54 gallons per minute, the 440 delivers a faster spray than some of its competitors. This is thanks to a combination of the 7/8 horsepower motor and 3300 PSI. It allows you to complete multiple coats more time-efficiently — as well as permitting the use of low to medium viscosity coatings and larger tips.

What do The Users Say?


For me, the Titan 440 paint sprayer is a durable, efficient unit with enough grunt to conquer a multitude of large-scale home improvement jobs.

However, my brief experience with this machine may not provide a full picture. So, in order to give you a balanced Titan Impact 440 review, I’ve delved deeper and tracked down testimonials from actual owners of this unit.

Thankfully, the opinions are mutual.

DIYers appreciated the upgraded full-size manifold filter and were impressed with the delivery rate and coverage speed. They also praised its Rapid Clean function and thought the AutoOiler was a valuable time-saver.

However, one minor niggle mentioned was that of the filter position — it’s horizontal placement wasn’t ideal for everyone, but not the end of the world.

Want to know more? Check out the reviews for yourself.

Alternatives to Titan 440I


For some, the Titan 440I airless paint sprayer will hit the spot. However, others could be thinking — this just isn’t for me. If you fall into the latter — here are a few alternatives that may prove more suitable.

If an airless gun appeals but you would prefer something more compact, take a look at the Wagner Power Painter Plus — it’s a handheld unit.

Thanks to its EZ Tilt technology — you can ‘shoot’ your painting load in any direction that you desire. It also features both a horizontal and vertical spray pattern — making it an ideal choice if you are looking to revamp fences or your tired-looking garden shed.

Furthermore, the Optimus dual tip assists you in achieving uniform coverage and ultimately, less overspray and paint wastage.

  • Includes a 1-quart paint cup — the Titan 440 draws directly from the can.
  • Costs considerably less than the Impact 440.
  • The Painter Plus delivers 6.6 gallons per hour, whereas the Titan pumps out 32 gallons per hour.
Should you be looking for a sprayer that covers more intricate tasks, then the FLEXiO 3000 could fit the bill. Unlike the Titan 440, this machine includes a detailed finish nozzle, which makes it perfect for smaller jobs.

This easy-clean paint gun features nine different power settings, plus an adjustable flow rate — offering accurate control for use with a variety of mediums.

Differently from the Titan 440, the FLEXiO 3000 is an HVLP (high-volume, low-pressure) paint sprayer — not airless, which also helps reduce overspray that can be a side effect of using an airless sprayer for a smaller project.

  • Includes two nozzles — the Titan only offers one.
  • FLEXiO 3000 is a handheld unit as opposed to the floor-standing (or cart-mounted) of the Impact 440.
  • The FLEXiO cleanup is faster than the Titan.
If you don’t want the priming hassles of an airless sprayer like the Titan 440, perhaps a spray gun with an external turbine will be more your style — like the Mini-Mite 3 from Fuji.

This spray gun can accommodate most coatings due to the pressure provided by the turbine of 6.5 PSI — although you may have to thin some materials before use. You are also able to spray circular, vertical, and horizontal spray patterns by adjusting the control dial.

The Mini-Mite includes a kink-free hose. However, at 25 feet — it’s half the length of the Titan 440.

  • Max operating pressure of 6.5 PSI — the impact 440 is 3300 PSI.
  • No priming hassles like the Titan 440 airless sprayer.
  • Shorter hose length — 25 feet compared to the Titan’s 50-foot hose.

Conclusion


The Titan 440I sprayer is a machine that could appeal to both those in the business as well as dedicated DIYers.

With its patented AutoOiler for packings lubrication, the Quad+ Packings, and PermaLife cylinder — this spray gun takes a lot of the hard work away. The 50-foot hose ensures you don’t have to down tools too often to move the unit, and post-project, it’s Rapid Clean mode also saves you time.

As this Titan 440 Impact review has shown — it could be considered overkill for those concentrating on smaller or intricate tasks. However, I would suggest this machine is at home painting midsize to large residential projects and even lighter commercial work.

The FAQ

Is the Titan 440 Impact Paint Sprayer Easy To Clean?

Yes. The Titan Impact features a Rapid Clean and an Electronic Pressure Control feature. This combination flushes through any unused materials with less hassle than if you were to do it manually. You can find out how straightforward it is by reading the manual here.

What Coatings Can the Titan 440 Impact Handle?
The Titan Impact 440 can handle a range of coatings with low to medium thickness, such as base coats, topcoats, clear coats, enamels, stains, lacquers, and latex paints.
Is the Titan 440I Sprayer a Good Choice for Small Businesses?
With a suggested throughput of 50 to 100 gallons per week, a spray flow of 0.54 GPM, and time-saving features such as Rapid Clean, SureFlo Pusher valve, and AutoOiler — this unit is a great choice for small businesses.
Titan 440 vs Graco 395 Which is Better?
The Titan is a little more budget-friendly than the Graco and offers the same operating pressure and spray rate in a slightly lighter and compact unit. The Graco has a vertical filter as opposed to a horizontal filter, which makes cleaning a little less sloppy.

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