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Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G PLATINUM Review

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Editor Rating: 4.8/5

Outstanding

Fuji 2804-T75G Mini-Mite 4 Platinum Paint Sprayer

Reviewed by: Ian Lewis

Published on: January 13, 2017

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

  • Design
  • Functionality
  • Price

Review Summary:

If you’re planning to repaint your furniture, windows, or even the whole house, but you don’t want to hassle with the traditional roller and a brush – the HVLP spray system is a perfect solution for your issues. When these machines get mentioned, people often think that they’re designed only for professional painters. Well, that would be true ten years ago. However, modern sprayers are designed to be as simple as possible to allow anyone who’s a DIY enthusiast to use them with ease.

The advantages of these machines are vast. For example, even though they seem pretty expensive on the first glance, they save money. How is that possible? Well, instead of spending thousands of dollars for repairers and professional painters, you can simply do it yourself. The cost-efficiency is one of the significant benefits of these devices. The Fuji 2804 will help you tackle any task without much hassle or prior experience with paint sprayers.

Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G PLATINUM – The Basics


This unit is very versatile, and it can work with many materials, but there are some limitations based on the design. Because it’s a “mini” edition, it doesn’t work well with large projects such as painting the whole house. However, it does wonders when it comes to small projects such as repainting furniture, small cabinets, figurines, etc.

It features the most powerful 4-stage motor on the market at the moment. By having such a powerful turbine, it outputs high volumes of air. Also, the air pressure can reach up to 9 psi, and it requires much less thinning than the other units in its category. There is a pattern control knob located on the spray pistol to help you adjust the painting pattern.

One of the major advantages of this unit is its light, non-bleeding spray gun. Having a compact spray gun is almost the most important element because if you’re uncomfortable with the gun, the excellent features are irrelevant.

The Features


The pattern control knob


This sprayer has a pattern control knob located on the spraying pistol whereas many other ones have the control knobs located on the casing. Having it on the pistol is much better because you can change the pattern while working, instead of shutting down the machine and adjusting the pattern on the casing. It is secured with a spring, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally unscrewing and potentially losing it.

The 4-stage turbine


This feature is what makes the Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G PLATINUM stand out from its competition. While other systems in this price range tend to struggle with the air pressure output, this one doesn’t break a sweat. Also, the high motor power helps with thicker materials. The turbine is protected by a sturdy metal casing, which is also pretty light and thus very portable.

The hose


The Fuji Mini Mite 4 features a hose which is 25 feet long. It is protected by a flexible plastic isolation which minimizes the risk of damage. The high flexibility of it is great for cutting corners and reaching unusual angles. Also, it has a valve and a nut which is easily screwed onto the pistol, eliminating the possibility of accidental disassembly due to high pressure.

The non-bleed pistol function


This feature guarantees a professional paint job and a smooth finish. The principle is very simple; once you release the trigger, it immediately stops operating. Also, the shape of the arc doesn’t change during work, which means you’ll always have a consistent flow of material while keeping the arc shape constant.

The 600cc reservoir


600cc of material is more than enough to cover a pretty big surface. This vast container facilitates the hassle regarding refills. Many other turbine sprayers have a lot less capacity, and it’s regarded as one of the major downsides when it comes to these machines.

It is a gravity container which means it’s located on the top of the pistol and slightly angled backward. This design is perfect for tight places and small cabinets because the container doesn’t stand in the way.

The maintenance


It’s not hard to keep this product in good condition. All you have to do is rinse the interior of the hose by running clear water through it. Also, the parts on the pistol are removable, which means you can clean them separately.

The casing is made of metal, so you don’t have to worry if you decide to clean it with some mild detergent; it won’t affect the integrity. However, beware not to spill water through the ventilation openings because you’re going to damage the sensitive electric parts inside the unit.

IMPORTANT: Don’t forget to unplug the device before cleaning the unit!

The ease of use


This product is very easy to use. There are no complex operations or intricate assemblies. However, although it works on a pretty simple principle, it’s advised to read the user manual before operating this unit.

Who Can Use This Spray Painter?


Anyone can use it, from DIY enthusiasts to experienced professionals, and that’s what makes the Fuji 2804-T75G Mini-Mite 4 PLATINUM so great and versatile. The professionals enjoy its powerful 4-stage turbine motor whereas the beginners love its ease of use.

Also, it’s a great gift for anyone who’s passionate when it comes to painting.

Pros:

N

Easy to use

N

Affordable

N

Powerful motor which ensures a consistent flow of high air pressure

N

600cc reservoir which doesn’t require frequent refills

N

Easy to maintain

N

The control knob is located on the pistol which saves time and effort

Cons:

N

It doesn’t have noise protection integrated (like the Platinum-3 series)

N

The pistol is prone to malfunctions

N

You can’t avoid overspray when operating with thicker materials

What We Didn’t Like


The first thing we noticed with this product is the noise. Unlike the Platinum-3 series, this one doesn’t have noise protection integrated, which makes it pretty loud. However, it comes down to your personal level of tolerance. It’s not a significant downside because it’s easily solvable with ear plugs, but it’s worth mentioning.
Also, the gun is not what we expected it to be. While the machine is perfect, and the turbine is strong, the gun could be much better. It tends to have issues with the control knob after a while, although it’s not a major problem.
One more minor nuisance is the mist it leaves behind when operating under high pressure. However, you can solve this problem by covering the surface with protective foil.

The FAQ

Can I paint the whole house with the Fuji 2804?

While it’s possible in theory, it isn’t advised. If you’re planning a larger project, opt for an Airless paint sprayer.

Can it spray thicker materials?

Yes, it can. It is designed to support thicker materials; however, you cannot avoid overspray when using dense paints. Also, you will need to dilute the material for at least 20%.

Is this product hard to maintain?

Not at all. It is very easy to clean it and rinse the interior of the hose by running clear water through. However, make sure you read the manual before cleaning it to get an insight into the position of sensitive electronics within the casing.

Is it a complicated piece of hardware?

No, it’s not. Anyone can get a hold of it within an hour just by reading the instructions in the manual. It’s perfect for both beginners and experts because of its ease of use.

Can I paint my car with this product?

Yes, you can. It offers a smooth finish, and it supports a vast variety of auto paints. However, refer to the manual for proper painting techniques.

What do The Users Say?


Most of the people who own this product praise its performance and quality. While it has some minor flaws, many of them are easily solvable. The Amazon ratings for this unit are impressive; it has a 4.7-star rating after over a hundred reviews.

Testimonial

“I am a seasoned finish carpenter who has just broken into finishing my own projects instead of sending them out to a finisher. Within about an hour of using my new Fuji Mini-Mite, I had primed an entire 12′ run of bookcases and built -in cabinetry! The spray gun was so user-friendly I was able to get it primed and do minimal sanding before finish coat. My finish coat after minimal thinning came out amazing!”

DougJenkins
– Doug Jenkins

Conclusion


If you’re looking for an affordable turbine paint sprayer with a high level of performance, the Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G PLATINUM might be the one you need. It’s perfect for various DIY projects, and the most important thing is that it won’t leave you hanging in the middle of a project.

The powerful turbine offers a lot of pressure which helps when it comes to dense materials such as latex. It’s very light and portable which means you won’t get exhausted by moving it around or transporting it to another area. Also, it’s pretty small and compact therefore it can be stored anywhere without taking much free space.

If you own this unit, feel free to write your impressions, opinion, and satisfaction with it in the comment section below. You will not only help us but the other potential buyers as well.

Conclusion


If you’re looking for an affordable turbine paint sprayer with a high level of performance, the Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G PLATINUM might be the one you need. It’s perfect for various DIY projects, and the most important thing is that it won’t leave you hanging in the middle of a project.

The powerful turbine offers a lot of pressure which helps when it comes to dense materials such as latex. It’s very light and portable which means you won’t get exhausted by moving it around or transporting it to another area. Also, it’s pretty small and compact therefore it can be stored anywhere without taking much free space.

If you own this unit, feel free to write your impressions, opinion, and satisfaction with it in the comment section below. You will not only help us but the other potential buyers as well.

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