Thanks for your guidance! I have only been spraying for four months, and I really appreciate all the comments.Anything above a homeowner pump to push 200 ft of hose to 2nd+ story? No. If you want good performance and want your pump to last, go for a 1095 or if you can afford it a 1595. You never regret bigger...but budget is an issue. SW will finance that 1595 for you for a year most likely with no interest. We do have probably 25 440's and 395's...but they're 50' of 3/8" hose and no big tips. They're good little pumps...but only for what they're meant for.
FYI: I am just getting going as a full time painting contractor, and I am trying to get a machine that will last, but also balance the cost of the machine.
Someone mentioned that being able to hear your machine is very important. Also, I have noticed that cleaning out that much hose is inefficient on small jobs. So, I am reconsidering the 200' of hose.
I am only doing residential repaints, and I am currently using 75' of hose (50' of 1/4, and 25' of 3/8). I am thinking that for most jobs that I will be doing, this is plenty.
With this setup, do you still recommend a 1095 or greater? Would a 490 to a 695 be too small for a two man crew doing residential repaints? I have considered a Titan 640 stand because of it's ability to fit in my currently tight vehicle.
Do you have a suggestion? Comments?