Whether you are a professional or a homeowner looking forward to a remodel or renovation, you may want to consider what your options are beyond the typical paint brush and roller.
It is clear that there are many benefits to opting for a paint sprayer over other painting tools, but which Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is the best fit for your job?
Here we will take a closer look at the different types of Sherwin Williams paint sprayers to help determine which might work the best for you.
Reasons to invest in a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer
There are three words for you to consider when deciding is a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is for you: save, save, save.
Investing in a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is just that — an investment — and it’s sure to pay you back in a number of ways.
Save your time:
Using a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is much more time efficient than trying to paint an entire house — or even just a single room — by hand.
With a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer, you can get five gallons of paint on the walls in less than ten minutes, turning what could be a day long project into a much more manageable task.
Save your cash:
Not only are Sherwin Williams paint sprayers a great value to start with, but their long life means that your investment is going to last.
“QuikAccess” intake valves make Sherwin Williams paint sprayers easy to clean or clear debris, which ensures they last you for many paint jobs to come.
On top of that, using a Sherwin Williams paint sprayer means you won’t have to worry about buying the plethora of other painting gear for your job — no more being nickel and dimed to death.
Save your back:
No matter how good your intentions are starting out, you are more than likely going to spend more time that you had anticipated painting by hand.
This could mean hour after hour of the same motion — bending over, dipping the brush, painting, bending over, dipping the brush, painting. Repetitive motions like this have been shown to put a strain on your back and shoulders and can often cause muscle tightness, fatigue, and aches.
Sure, you can try putting the bucket of pain on a stool or ladder so you don’t have to stoop so far, but there is a better solution.
A Sherwin Williams paint sprayer such as the Graco NOVA 390 PC Electric Airless Sprayer has a stand, so you don’t need to worry about bending down every few strokes or even carrying it around on your back like some other models.
And when it does come time to move from one room to the next, the Graco NOVA 390 PC Electric Airless Sprayer only weighs 30 pounds, making it an all-around back saving option.
Types of Sherwin Williams paint sprayer
The type of Sherwin Williams paint sprayer you should buy depends on the type of job you will be working on. There are several options to choose from, so be sure you spend some time picking out the perfect one.
Electric Airless Sprayers:
Electric Airless Sprayers are ideal for indoor projects. They can be equipped with a floor stand or wheels, depending on the size of the sprayer.
An airless sprayer works by pumping paint through a hose and the spray gun tip at a high pressure. The tips are designed to spray the paint evenly onto the wall, minimizing any drips or more heavily covered areas.
This type of Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is electric and can be used anywhere with access to an outlet. While some versions are air assisted, they can also be switched to airless mode without compromising the speed expected of Sherwin Williams paint sprayer.
Popular models include:
Titan AirCoat Electric Air-Assisted Airless Sprayer: Mounted on a cart for easy transportation, this paint sprayer offers an air-assisted mode, as well as an airless mode, making it as versatile as it is convenient.
This paint sprayer is mounted on a frame with wheels, allowing it to be moved easily and ensuring that it is always off the ground and in reach.
This model is suitable for work both inside and outside the house and can spray various types of coatings aside from paint, such as stains, latex, or acrylic.
Graco Magnum ProX19 Electric Airless Sprayer: This Sherwin Williams paint sprayer can spray up to 1.35 gallons of paint a minute and is compatible with a variety of tips and hose lengths, making it a great choice for professional painters.
Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayers:
A Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayer is the ideal option for jobs that require a portable sprayer and involve large volumes of paint.
While this is overkill for the average homeowner, these are often the choice of professional painters who need maximum power, flow rate, and pressure.
Popular models include:
Titan Hydra M 2000 Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayer: With more horsepower than your average paint sprayer, this model is meant to be used for heavy coatings and is ideal for commercial, industrial, and roofing projects.
Graco GH 200 Convertible ProContractor Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayer: This model boasts the ability to convert to electric power without tools, making for a more efficient overall experience with more painting and less tool maintenance.
Titan PowrTwin 6900 Plus DI Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayer: This is not your average paint sprayer. Designed for heavy materials such as drywall mud, this is meant for the professional who has a lot of ground to cover and not nearly as much time in which to do it.
Gas Mechanical Airless Sprayers:
Working much like the Gas Hydraulic Airless Sprayer, the Gas Mechanical Sprayer is meant for jobs where portability is key and where large volumes of paint will be used.
Again, these sprayers are probably more than the average DIY (do it yourself) homeowner intends to bite off, but the professional painter can make use of the smooth paint coverage that can be achieved with this sprayer.
Popular models include:
- Graco GMAX II 3900 Gas Airless Sprayer: This model is intended for high volume jobs and is equipped to take two guns at the same time.
- Graco GMAX II 5900 Gas Airless Sprayer: Spraying up to 1.6 gallons a minute, this paint sprayer is ideal for residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
Hand Held Sprayers:
A Hand Held Sprayer is often the best option for small jobs or for touch up work.
For many homeowners, this offers the best of both worlds — maneuverability and convenience — but for professional painters, this may not pack quite the punch you are looking for.
These sprayers are only made to hold small amounts of paint at a time, which means you will be refilling more often than with some of the other sprayers that have been discussed.
Handheld sprayers are often easier to clean and maintain than some of the larger sprayers that can have much more complicated operating systems.
Popular models include:
- Graco Ultimate Handheld Electric Airless Sprayer: Specifically designed for small interior and exterior projects, this sprayer is easy to operate and is a DIY homeowner’s dream.
- Titan FlexSpray HandHeld Electric Sprayer: With fan pattern and flow controls on the gun itself, this paint sprayer is designed to have minimal overspray.
Tips on tips and such:
- At the first sign of uneven spray (drips, pooling, or otherwise) you should replace the spray tip with a new one. Depending on the capacity of the sprayer, you may need to replace the tip after as much as 200 gallons or it could be much sooner.
- Regardless of which Sherwin Williams paint sprayer you end up choosing, you need to be sure that you clean it thoroughly after each use in order to preserve the longevity of its life. Be sure to disassemble all filters and clean them well. You may need to unclog the filters between uses.
- After cleaning the filters, run clean water through the sprayer until you are satisfied it is fully clean. You will want to use several times the capacity of the sprayer — if you have a large capacity sprayer, this may be up to ten gallons; for smaller sprayers, it might be one or two.
- If you are especially concerned with keeping your sprayer running smoothly you can keep an extra paint bucket and filter with you when painting. By running the paint through this filter first, you will catch any chunks that were missed during the mixing process.
- To further improve the life of your Sherwin Williams paint sprayer, consider using a pump protector. Pump protector coats the pump to aid with lubrication and prevent any rust from forming in the interior.
- Just as when painting with a brush or roller, you will need to make sure you only paint what you intend to. Drop cloths are the time-tested solution to avoiding getting paint on the floors and come in a variety of materials that are sure to fit any job: canvas, plastic, paper, or paper and plastic hybrids.
- You are also going to want to be sure to avoid spraying baseboards and windowsills by using painter’s tape.
If you still have questions about which Sherwin Williams paint sprayer is right for you, give us a shout!