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Old 11-08-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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I recently got the Graco ultimate handheld but HATE it and am exchanging for another sprayer. I only use my current one for painting cabinets and spraying ceilings and it is a Graco Project Painter Plus and has done me well for the past 2 years. Was hoping yall could suggest another model that would do me well without breaking the bank
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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I recently got the Graco ultimate handheld but HATE it and am exchanging for another sprayer. I only use my current one for painting cabinets and spraying ceilings and it is a Graco Project Painter Plus and has done me well for the past 2 years. Was hoping yall could suggest another model that would do me well without breaking the bank

best value is graco 390 from portland compressor. Will spray 90% of coatings you want. 395+ offers better pressure control, brushless motor etc...


Also look at tritech pumps if anyone in your area is a dealer.
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If those two you described are breaking the bank, then you will $hit your pants when you see what a professional airless runs.
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If those two you described are breaking the bank, then you will $hit your pants when you see what a professional airless runs.

Or a plural component pump starting around $15k
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If those two you described are breaking the bank, then you will $hit your pants when you see what a professional airless runs.
I haven't bought one since the 1980's so the quality may not be what it once was., but those 390/395's used to be professional quality, and capable of a nice finish in common applications.

The fact that they are less expensive now than in the 1980's makes me wonder about the quality of the newer 390/395s, tho.
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I haven't bought one since the 1980's so the quality may not be what it once was., but those 390/395's used to be professional quality, and capable of a nice finish in common applications.
The fact that they are less expensive now than in the 1980's makes me wonder about the quality of the newer 390/395s, tho.

Motors and electronics are dirt cheap compared to the 80's & 90's



Then again can't sell more "ProConnect" pump lowers and gun packings if they make them last too long.
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If you really arenít sure which direction to go (whatís most important to you? Guns? Tip/needle options? Compressor power? Portability? Ease of Maintenance/rebuild?, etc)

Then I highly recommend finding a local mom & pop paint supply that has a good relationship with some reps from different brands- theyíre always happy to call someone in to help you test some models n show you the inís & outs to figure and what might work best. It also has the added bonus of being able to take it back without issue if its not working.
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if you buy used you can get a good deal if the rig is in good condition. Titan 440's are an alright option. Graco I think are better and a 390 to 495 are about all that is needed and they last forever, if you can find a cheap one with the smart control it is well worth the money.
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Airlessco is a step up in quality from their little brothers at Graco, and are about the same price.
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