When you've reached a point where a tray with a roller just isn't enough to get the job done right, it's time to look at airless sprayers. No more messing around with dripping paintbrushes: it's time to go pro.
So how do you choose? Our Sprayer Buyer's Guide makes it easy for you to determine the best sprayer for your needs.
Let's start with what you're spraying:
If your needs lean toward spraying rooms in existing homes (eg repainting) or doing detailed work like cabinetry, look at an HVLP sprayer. These high volume low pressure sprayers use a lot of air (high volume) to direct paint into the tip. Low air pressure is then diverted into the tip as well, causing the paint or coating to give a fine mist that's easily contained and controlled.
Spraying new construction, large warehouse areas, or exterior areas? Look at an airless sprayer to provide the power you need, and the variety of pressure that will make spraying different products such as thick latex paint possible through one machine.
Metal surfaces: Spraying metal surfaces becomes fast and easy with an electrostatic sprayer. In a nutshell, you ground the metal surface and charge the paint particles, resulting in a piece of metal literally begging to be painted!
Parking Lots, Warehouse Floors or Athletic Fields
When you need straight lines applied fast and even, you need a line striper.
Next, let's look at how often you're going to be spraying.