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TACKLIFE SGP15AC Paint Sprayer Review

Editor Rating: 4.4/5
Great Product
TACKLIFE SGP15AC

Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson

Last modified: Nov 10, 2020 @ 1:52 pm

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

While claimed by the manufacturer to be a ‘professional’ unit — in truth, the Tacklife SGP15AC is an affordable tool for the newbie dipping their toes into the paint spraying world.

Complete with four nozzles and adjustable flow control, this machine is ideal for small projects such as reinvigorating wooden toys, refreshing window frames and adding character to indoor and outdoor furniture.

Its easily detachable design means that cleaning is both simple and straightforward. Furthermore, a novel filling feature ensures that you don’t waste time and effort replenishing the 1.06-quart (1000 ml) cup.

Three pattern designs enable you to select the optimum paint delivery onto your working material, while a 5.9-foot AC cable should allow you to complete most DIY jobs without recourse to an extension lead.

This unit hails from Tacklife, a China-based company founded in 2015. The SGP15AC is the brand’s lowest specced machine out of its four product paint spraying range. And, while it may not possess sufficient durability for intense use — it’s a solid machine that would suit the intermittent to casual home DIYer.

Pros:

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Choice of four nozzles.
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Quick refill lid.
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Complete with funnel and cleaning needle.
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Integrated hanging loop.
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Three spray patterns.
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500 watts.
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Easy on the wallet price point.

Cons:

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Lacks durability for intense use.
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Weighs over four pounds.
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Budget appearance may not suit all users.
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Dismantling is complex — requires a special ‘key.’

Features and Benefits of the Tacklife Sprayer SGP15AC


While at the budget end of the HVLP (high-volume low-pressure) sprayer category — the SGP15AC is still packed with sufficient features to stimulate the interest of even hardened paint gun enthusiasts.

Here’s what I’m talking about:

Choice of Nozzles


While described by the manufacturer as a ‘paint sprayer’ — that’s akin to calling your kitchen oven a zucchini cooker.

The truth is, you will often use your spraying tool for a variety of coating mediums — all of which will have different viscosities (basically, the densities of the liquids).

Hence, if you’re using a highly viscous fluid — such as latex — with too small an outlet hole, you may struggle with coverage. Conversely, a low-density medium — like stainers — combined with a large outlet hole will result in a torrent of liquid drenching your working material.

Therefore, it’s reassuring to see that the Tacklife sprayer comes complete with four nozzles (1.0, 2.0, 2.5, and 3.0 mm), allowing you to choose the correct cap-end for your coating material. Many manufacturers, especially those in the higher-price bracket — often require you to purchase these supplementary nozzles separately.

Hanging Hook


Trust me, paint sprayers are addictive.

Once you own one, you’ll want to cover everything that doesn’t move in your home with a coat of stain. The issue is, other people (i.e., your partner) will most likely not share your overwhelming enthusiasm and will ‘suggest’ that you put the tool down and do something rather boring like feeding the kids, showering, or having a ‘conversation.’

Hence, under duress, you’ll need to put the gun away for a while.

Therefore, it’s nice to see that the Tacklife incorporates a hanging loop — allowing you to suspend the unit from a hook or pegboard. This ensures that the machine doesn’t become damaged in drawers or toolboxes, and can save precious space on your workbench.

Three Spray Patterns


The SGP15AC gun from Tacklife gives you the choice of three different spray patterns — adjustable by a substantial finger-operated ‘ear.’

This alters how the paint or stain is applied to your working material — either in a vertical, horizontal, or circular pattern — ensuring you always have the correct method of address.

For example, there’s little point cranking out a ten-inch wide spray if you’re painting a 0.5-inch railing. Choosing the ideal pattern means better results, less overspray, and prevents paint wastage.

Easy-Fill Feature


Although the SGP15AC Tacklife arrives with a generous 1.06-quart cup — at some point, it will need refilling.

In many paint sprayers, this requires you to detach the entire container unit from the gun to replenish the medium within.

However, the inventive boffins at Tacklife have designed a machine that allows you to refill the gun without breaking the unit down. Thus saving you time and mess mid-project.

Textured Handle


Holding the gun in your hand for any length of time will undoubtedly lead to perspiration. This means that the unit becomes less secure in your hand — meaning that it requires extra grip to wield and can lead to haphazard spraying.

The SGP15AC gun from Tacklife boasts a textured handle — increasing traction between the unit and your palm and fingers. This elevates grip, increases comfort, and boosts accuracy and control.

Flow Control


In addition to the nozzles, this Tacklife sprayer also enables you to control the flow of your covering medium.

No one wants to shoot their entire load after just a few minutes. Hence, this dial feature allows you to personally tailor the emission rate dependent on the viscosity of the liquid and the amount of coverage your working material requires.

What do The Users Say?


In my eyes, the SGP15AC sprayer is an ideal entry-level unit for the paint application newbie.

But, that’s just my opinion.

I once proffered the viewpoint that Luke Skywalker and the whole rebel alliance in Star Wars (1977) were actually anarchist terrorists trying to overthrow a loving and benevolent dictator.

And in truth, Luke, Leia, and Han all deserved to be punished for their criminal activities — including the genocide of thousands of people when they blew up the Death Star. However, after a plethora of rather cruel comments from others on Twitter, it seemed I misjudged the tone of the film.

Hence, so not to make the same mistake again in this Tacklife SGP15AC review — I searched for other people’s opinions on this paint sprayer — to see what guys actually thought about this machine.

Thankfully, it appears that my tool review capabilities are better than my movie criticism.

The views of owners of the Tacklife matched my own impressions — giving it positive feedback. They welcomed its easy-fill feature, praised its low price point, and loved that it included four interchangeable nozzles.

That said, a few DIYers disliked its ‘plastic’ appearance, and some indicated that it may not be sufficiently robust for intense use. However, bear in mind that this is a budget unit — and isn’t designed for professional or hardcore spraying applications.

To judge for yourself, take a look at what the guys on the ground are saying about this machine.

Alternatives to TACKLIFE SGP15AC


While the Tacklife is undoubtedly a price-friendly machine — it may be that it’s left you feeling a little underwhelmed. That being the case, don’t despair. Here are a few worthy alternatives that may titillate your spraying desires.

Wagner Control Painter


Should you want an HVLP unit, but need a machine that can tackle more heavy-duty projects than the SGP15AC — consider this sprayer.

It boasts a massive 1.5-cup — that’s enough capacity to tackle an area of over 125 square feet. Thus making it ideal for expansive jobs such as wall and decking painting and staining.

  • Higher price point than the Tacklife.
  • No additional nozzles — compared to the four with the SGP15AC.
  • Greater durability than the Tacklife.

Wagner Control Spray 250


If you’re loving the compact design of the SGP15AC, but find that its four-pound-plus weight is a little hefty — here’s a viable option.

Like the Tacklife, the Wagner 250 is an ideal machine for small-scale projects. However, being a pound lighter — it’s less likely to induce hand fatigue — which may make it appealing to seniors or those lacking in the hand strength department.

  • Harder on the pocket than the Tacklife.
  • Smaller cup — 0.85-quart as opposed to the 1.06-quart of the SGP15AC.
  • Lacks additional nozzles.

Scuddles Paint Sprayer


Loving the price-point of the Tacklife but still want even more bang for your bucks? This may be the solution.

Like the Tacklife, the Scuddles sprayer is seriously wallet-friendly, but arrives complete with five nozzles (one more than the SGP15AC) and cranks out an impressive 1200-watts of power — compared to the 500-watts of the Tacklife.

  • 1.05-quart cup size — similar to the SGP15AC.
  • Like the Tacklife includes straws, a funnel, and cleaning tools.
  • More professional aesthetic than the SGP15AC.

Conclusion


The SGP15AC is a perfect budget-friendly sprayer for the novice or casual DIYer who demands a versatile unit.

Ideally suited to small projects, its choice of three spray patterns, adjustable flow control, and four interchangeable nozzles ensure that you can tailor your paint delivery to suit your base material.

Its easy-fill feature is a worthwhile time and mess-saving characteristic, while its hanging hook allows you to safely store the sprayer — extending its longevity.

To be fair, it may lack the robustness to stand up to hardcore DIY or professional use — and its 1.06-quart capacity makes it unsuitable for larger-scale jobs.

But, for an entry-level machine for intermittent household use — the Tacklife SGP15AC is a creditable sprayer.

The FAQ

Can The SGP15AC Be Used to Paint With Semi Gloss Paint for Window Sills?
Yes. However, due to the viscosity of the medium, I would advise using the 3.0mm nozzle to ensure adequate paint delivery. If the semi-gloss is particularly dense, it may need thinning.
Can The SGP15AC Tacklife Be Used to Spray Over Head Surfaces?
Yes, this sprayer will work when inverted. However, you do need to take a couple of precautions.

Firstly, ensure that the container is securely attached to the gun to prevent leaks. Secondly, always use eye protection to ensure that no paint spray enters your eyes.

Do I Need to Use a Respirator or Mask When Using the SGP15AC?
Yes. Whenever you use a spray gun — always ensure that you wear a protective mask to prevent stain or paint inhalation.
What’s the Warranty of the Tacklife Paint Sprayer?
The SGP15AC Tacklife comes with a two-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
How Much Does the Tacklife Paint Sprayer Cost?
Despite incorporating a flow control rate dial, four adjustable nozzles, and a choice of three paint patterns — the SGP15AC from Tacklife is a surprisingly pocket-friendly HVLP spray gun. To check out its current price, take a look here.
What Are the Paint Spray Gun Uses of the SGP15AC
With its choice of four nozzles, you can use the SGP15AC from Tacklife with a variety of mediums, including enamel, varnish, polyurethane, primer, and latex paints.

This allows you to address such projects as:

  • Updating household furniture.
  • Staining shelves.
  • Coating railings.
  • Painting small fences.
  • Weather-proofing garden tables.
  • Restoring wooden toys.
  • Personalizing dutch clogs.
  • Reinvigorating window sills.
  • Customizing bicycles.
Can the Tacklife Paint Sprayer SGP15AC Cover Ceilings?
Yes. Although it’s only really suitable for small rooms. If you have an expansive ceiling, I would consider a unit more suited to larger projects such as the Wagner Control Painter.

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