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  1. General Painting Discussion
    I recently purchased a Graco 395 for spraying interior. I was trying to use a 412 FFLP tip spraying SW pro-block primer but could not get a good spray patter no matter what pressure i set it at. The tip had a large finger directly in the middle of the spray patter. I had to switch to a 515 RacX...
  2. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Hello painters. I am working with a Graco Airless Performance Max 395. It has been not holding pressure, so I repacked it and cleaned it. Maybe not well enough? The current problem is that the gun gets to pressure, sprays pretty nicely, but if it is sitting for a few seconds, the pump will...
  3. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Since there hasn't been any mention of it here on PT, Graco just released their new fine finish low pressure tips. They're supposed to allow you to spray at about half the pressure of the the regular fine finish tips. It's been quite a while since I've been excited about a new product, but...
  4. General Painting Discussion
    Hi. I just picked up Graco 395 without a gun. I mostly hand paint or roll everything, it has been my main market so far. I am familiar with spraying, however, it has not been much. I might be getting into some spraying, like exteriors, interiors, trim, cabinets etc. I need a gun that is...
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    I am looking to replace some old 1/4 inch 50 ft hoses that originally came with my Titan sprayers. I usually spray latex interior and exterior and 3300 psi hose has seemed to work ok. What brand hose do you guys use and recommend. The Titan red hoses seen to be pretty affordable compared to...
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    Currently have an sg3 on my graco. We finish all our crown, base, wainscoting, and coffered ceilings on our own. We're not the finish carpenter trying to paint, we paint with fine finish X tips and provide a professional finish. Anyways I was curious as to if their is a gun more suitable for...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    Yes I'm new to Paint Talk ,thought I would give it a try. Having an issue with my Graco Nova 390 ,as it starts to build pressure ,just before it is at full pressure ,it starts coming back out the prime tube , therefore not allowing it to get to max pressure and stop running, Not to sure what it...
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    I have a Graco sprayer that is leaking at the top and not priming. I am assuming it needs a packing. I let it dry out like a dum dum and did not have the inlet in liquid so it dried out for a long time as this machine was not needed. We are talking months and months. It was spraying latex...
  9. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I was doing some general maintenance on my Graco 395 Air Assisted Airless and thought I would check the digital panel for stored info. I have had the sprayer for 3.5 years and I was a little shocked to see that the "power ON" hours were 220 and the actual pump run time was only 65 hours. It...
  10. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Hello Forum, I am a paint and decor store and would like to introduce accessories for our contractors. Our Graco distributor is suggesting we purchase 30 tips as well as gun(s) and replacement hose. So I don't get "hosed" do any of you have any feedback and the most commonly used tips and...
  11. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I just repacked my pump and totally forgot to soak my leather packings in oil. How awful is that? can I fix it without taking the whole pump apart?
  12. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Was looking to add a Truecoat pro to go along with the 695 for smaller jobs. Saw this place had it for $329 w/ free shipping which seemed pretty low compared to everyone else. Havnt really noticed a ‘catch’ in their description, but havn't phoned them yet to see if there were any strings...
  13. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Is it possible to replace the standard smart control with the digital smart control that comes on the premium model? If so have any of you done it? Thanks, Dave
  14. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    Last year I purchased a Graco Proshot. I used it several times last year. May ran 7 to 10 gals through it. First job this year and it already seems like it needs replacement parts. I take good care of my equipment and I cant understand why it has been spitting and now refuses to suck up any...
  15. General Painting Discussion
    Hi Sprayers and Painters, What do you think about Graco new hvlp 9.5,? Let me know about it Kind regards
  16. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    I just bought a 11/16 rac tip housing now I can use a filter rite behind my tip like I was using a flat tip. Im not used to using it in my gun handle its inconvienient. BTW whats up with those manifold filters what a drag seems like a crazy idea. I take em out, thinkn bout scrapn the housing...
  17. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    My pump works fine but I want it to work perfectly. It pumps and sprays well but when not being sprayed it loses pressure and has to pump once. It will hold for a few to many seconds then pump once. It happens more with water or thinner and only with full pressure. Replaced packings and valve...
  18. Tools, Supplies and Equipment
    So I noticed that a guy had a sprayer box attached to his sprayer and after I inquired, found out that he purchased it from Graco for $80. Being sort of a DIY I figured I would just make my own. Mocked up a design in Google's free CAD/Drawing program SketchUp which if you have not checked it out...
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