10 Best Airless Paint Sprayers [ 2022 Reviews And Guide ]

10 best airless paint sprayers

Last updated on February 15th, 2022 at 10:46 am

Whether you’re a general contractor, a home remodeler or you maintain homes and properties for a living, a good paint sprayer is definitely a must-have tool you should get.

Although there’re many types you can choose from, one favorite among the pros is an airless paint sprayer machine.

Most of these machines are usually powered with the aid of compressed air from an air compressor. With an airless paint sprayer however, there’s no need for an air compressor machine.

Instead of an air compressor, the paint is atomized using a high pressure pump producing pressure ranging from 500 to 7500 pounds per square inch.

Our Top Picks

Graco Magnum X5

Graco Magnum ProX19

Graco UltraMax

Best Budget

Best Commercial Grade

Best Cordless

  • 3000 PSI Max Pressure

  • 75 ft. Hose Length

  • 0.015 Max Tip Size

  • 3000 PSI Max Pressure

  • 150 ft. Hose Length

  • 0.019 Max Tip Size

  • 2000 PSI Max Pressure

  • No Hose

  • 0.016 Max Tip Size

These airless pumps are powered with different types of power sources such as electric motors, hydraulics, diesel or gas engines and even compressed air.

The most common ones however, especially the ones listed here are powered with electric motors because they’re easier to operate, simply by plugging it to a power outlet or socket.

Whatever the power source, airless paint sprayers are sought after because of the variety of fluids they’re capable of spraying. It can be used to spray different kinds of paints including stains, heavy latex, acrylics, enamels other low and medium viscosity fluids without thinning.

This is possible because, along with the high pressure pump, it also makes use of spray tips of different sizes like the ones below.

an airless paint sprayer tip

They’re also very easy to handle because the spray gun does not hold any refill cup like other types of sprayers. Instead, it comes with a flexible suction tube which is inserted directly into the paint bucket to spray directly from it.

These and many other advantages makes it ideal for most professionals.

If you’re in the market for a suitable one for your spray painting projects, here are 10 of the best airless paint sprayers we reviewed.

1. Graco Magnum ProX19 Airless Paint Sprayer

graco magnum proX19

Pictured above is the Magnum ProX19 from Graco. It’s a commercial grade airless paint sprayer ideal for general contractors, home remodelers and professional painters who need a reliable equipment for tackling large properties with ease.

With the Graco Magnum ProX19, you have a professional equipment for spraying paints both thinned and un-thinned, thicker materials and so on.

It comes equipped with the ProX stainless steel piston pump which is very reliable for long extended use.

Changing the pump is very easy and fast as the Magnum ProX19 features a ProXchange pump system, ensuring no tool is needed to swap out the pump if the need arises.

Along with the pump is a powerful DC motor which supports longer extension cords and up to 150 feet of hose.

It comes equipped with a premium metal spray gun with hose swiveling which makes it easy to manage the hose no matter how long it is.

Even though the Magnum ProX19 is capable of pumping out fluids at a maximum pressure of 3000 PSI and at a flow rate of 0.38 GPM, it features a pressure knob for easily adjusting the pressure to suit the spray tip and application.

For convenience, it comes equipped with a cart for moving both the sprayer machine and the paint bucket around the job site easily.

When you’re done painting with it, cleaning it up is very easy because it features Graco’s power flush adapter which makes it possible to connect the machine to a garden hose so cleanup is fast and easy.

What we like about it

  • Ideal for large commercial projects
  • Features power flush adapter which makes cleanup a breeze.
  • Suitable for commercial use
  • Comes equipped 2 wheeled mobile cart for easy movement in the jobsite.
  • Spray directly from the paint bucket

Where it can be improved

  • It could use a better hose.

2. Graco Magnum X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer – Editor’s Pick

graco magnum x7 cart airless paint sprayer

If you’re DIYer, hobbyist or even a professional contractor, and you think it’s time to drop the brush and roller and upgrade to a time saving airless paint sprayer to handle your painting projects, then you should consider getting the Graco X7.

With the Graco X7, you have the capacity to add perfect and even coats of paint to your indoor and outdoor projects, including fences, decks and furniture.

The Graco X7 is equipped with a pump which is capable of spraying up to a maximum pressure of 3000 PSI and can be adjusted according to your needs.

The whole unit is powered by a 5/8 hp universal pump which performs excellently on standby to help you add color to your projects.

In terms of performance, the Graco X7 is capable of spraying up to .31 gallons of paint per minute and is able to spray 125 gallons per year. With proper maintenance though, you can exceed those figures pretty quickly with your sprayer still going strong as new.

The Graco X7 comes equipped with a metal SG2 spray gun in combination with a 515 RAC (Reverse-A-Clean) spray tip which makes it very easy to clean up the spray tip when it’s clogged by simply reversing it.

With an easy pressure adjustment dial, you can easily dial the pressure of the pump so you can spray different kinds of paint with it and achieve the finish you desire.

The Graco X7 comes with a 25 ft paint hose for your use, though it can support up to 100 ft of hose so you can reach higher areas and cover a wide surface while you paint without moving the sprayer itself.

A mobile cart with tires makes it easy for you to transport it easily while you’re working with it.

With it, you can spray a wide variety of paints and stain, both thinned and unthinned, and even latex paint.

Even if you’re a professional painter who plan to use the X7 regularly, you’ll still get a decent run time from it with proper maintenance.

Always purge it out after use to keep it working in tip-top condition.

If you care to afford a better hose, you’ll definitely find it easier handling and manoeuvring the spray gun.

The hose that comes with it is a little bit stiff and uneasy to work with.

What we like about it

  • RAC spray tip makes it easy to clear up clogs
  • Spray a wide variety of paint and texture
  • Suitable for commercial use
  • Mobile cart makes it easy to move the sprayer
  • Spray directly from the paint bucket

Where it can be improved

  • Mediocre hose

3. Graco Pro210ES Cart Pro – Best For Commercial Use

graco pro210es cart pro airless paint sprayer

If you’re a remodeler, professional contractor, or painter who’s looking for a commercial grade top-quality airless paint sprayer, the Graco Pro210es will suit you just fine.

The Graco Pro210es is equipped with a 1 hp Dura DC motor that can spray up to .47 gallons of paint per minute and 1500 per year. Now if that is not a commercially grade airless paint sprayer, I don’t know what is.

It’s the type of paint sprayer that you can take from jobsite to jobsite, helping you to deliver even coats of paint continuously and still performing at its best. It comes with a 50 ft hose, but it can support up to 200 ft of hose length, so that you can cover a wide area without moving the unit itself.

The Graco Pro210es can be dialled up to a maximum pressure of 3000 PSI, supports spray tips up to 0.021 inch in size, and as a result can be used to spray heavier paints easily.

It’s equipped with an endurance pump which not only enables it to support that 0.021 inch spray tip, but also ensures that the paint sprayer will not give up the ghost sooner than you expect.

Also included in the box, is an SG3 metal spray gun, a 515 spray tip and a quick guide to help you get rolling with your new airless paint sprayer.

Rest assured, you can spray different types of paint such as heavy latex paints and hot solvents with the Graco Pro210es.

What we like about it

  • Commercial grade
  • Spray unthinned paint
  • Features a telescoping handle that makes storage easy
  • Mobile cart makes it easy to move the machine on the job

Where it can be improved

  • A bit noisy

4. Graco Magnum X5 Stand Airless Paint Sprayer – Budget Option

graco magnum x5

Talking about airless paint sprayers, you can ask any professional painter you know, Graco arguably produces some of the best ones.

With the Graco X5, they offer a more budget friendly airless paint sprayer for you if you just don’t dig the X7 because due to the price.

The Graco X5 is really geared towards users like homeowners and DIYers who don’t spray consistently throughout the year. If you paint, maybe ones a month or ones in two months, the X5 is for you.

It offers you the capacity to spray up to .27 gallons of paint per minute and 125 gallons per year. You can actually do more than that figure for you if you take care of the tool. You know as they say. You take care of your tool, it will take care of you.

The X5 is equipped with a stainless steel piston pump which is powered by a ½ hp universal motor to provide the performance you need to carry out all your spray painting projects as a home owner, DIYer or even a handyman.

It can handle a pressure of 3000 PSI which can easily be adjusted according to your needs just like the Gracos we’ve reviewed before, making it very suitable for spraying different types of paint, even heavy unthinned ones.

With a weight of just 13.3 lbs, it’s very lightweight and very easy to carry around when carrying out your projects.

It’s also equipped with a RAC spray tip which makes it easy for you to unclog while you’re painting with it by simply reversing the tip to spray through the other side.

The Graco X5 airless paint sprayer gives users a more budget friendly high performance airless paint sprayer which can be used to handle both interior and exterior painting projects.

It has the capacity to handle a hose length of 75 ft, though it comes with a 25 ft long hose when you purchase it.

What we like about it

  • Setup is very easy
  • DIY friendly
  • Can spray various fluids, even thick latex paint
  • Budget-friendly

Where it can be improved

  • Clean-up takes time.

5. Graco UltraMax Cordless Handheld Airless Paint Sprayer

Graco UltraMax handheld airless paint sprayer

The issue with most airless paint sprayers is the cord and hose limitation. Because they’re mostly electric, you have to use a very long extension cord when you have to paint your fence, especially when the fence is far away.

This is issue is eliminated with the Graco Ultra Max cordless handheld airless paint sprayer. It’s cordless, that means there’s no cord length limitation.

Provided the battery is fully charged, it can be taken anywhere, for painting the outside fences, the deck, shed, and any other outdoor project where a power cord may not be easily accessible.

Talking about the battery, the Graco Ultra Max is powered by the ever reliable Dewalt XR Lithium Ion battery system, ensuring long extended use on every charge. With it, you can be able to spray up to one gallon of paint with each full charge.

The Graco UltraMAX is ideal for a large range of applications due to the variety of paint types it’s capable of spraying. It’s capable of spraying water-based paints, solvent and even flammable architectural coatings. All this without thinning.

Equipped with a Triax triple piston pump which is the lightest in weight compared to similar sprayers, the Graco UltraMax is bult for long extended and comfortable use without easily getting fatigued.

It’s compatible with Reverse-A-Clean (RAC) switch tips which makes cleaning up clogs simple and fast. With large range of tip sizes available, you can be sure you’ll find a tip that fits the application you have in mind.

What we like about it

  • It’s cordless, so it’s very portable
  • Ideal for DIY spray painting projects around the home
  • Pump is easy to replace.
  • Fast cleanup and easy maintenance.

Where it can be improved

  • Can’t spray directly from bucket. So, refills have to be made which means downtime.

6. HomeRight Power Flo Pro Airless Paint Sprayer

homeright power flo pro airless paint sprayer

When looking for an airless paint sprayer, be sure to check out the HomeRight Power Flow Pro, because it’s another great option you can use to achieve professional looking painting results as a homeowner or DIYer.

It comes equipped with a ½ hp motor and a pump which can generate up to 2800 PSI of pressure to spray both thinned and unthinned paint easily.

With the unit in hand, you don’t have to do anything tricky to start painting with it. It comes with a suction tube that you can introduce directly into your 1 gallon or 5 gallon paint bucket and start spraying with it immediately.

You can spray a wide variety of paint with it, depending on what your project requires. You can spray thick emulsion, latex paints, oil based paints and stains with it easily.

Adjusting the pressure to suit the type of paint and to customize paint flow can also be done easily by the simple turn of the pressure dial. The pressure adjustment dial will also come handy to reduce overspray when spraying with the spray gun.

Assembling the spray gun is also very easy. Just make sure to read the manual that comes with it and follow the instructions for assembly.

The spray gun comes with a reversible tip which is very useful for clearing the clogs which are quite inevitable when using spray guns. If the tip clogs, you can simple clear it by reversing it, and spraying through the other direction to clear the clogged tip.

Overall, the Homeright Power Flow Pro definitely makes the cut when talking about the best airless paint sprayers. It’s a great budget friendly option you must consider if you’re a home owner looking for a power tool like this to make your painting projects a breeze.

What we like about it

  • Assembly is easy and straightforward
  • Clean-up is easy
  • Features a reversible tip for ease clog clearing
  • It’s budget friendly

Where it can be improved

  • It could use a longer suction tube.

7. Hausse M300 Electric Airless Paint Sprayer

Hausse M300

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly airless paint sprayer you can use whether you’re a homeowner or a professional contractor, this one from the Hausse tool brand is one of your best bet.

It’s ideal for both interior and exterior painting applications like painting of walls, siding, fence, deck, shed, garage and so on.

The Hausse M300 comes equipped with a 5/8 HP 460 Watts electric motor which powers a pump producing a maximum pressure of 3000 pounds per square inch, with the motor spinning at a max speed of 1500 RPM.

This ensures the user is able to pump different types of fluids with the sprayer and cover large areas in the shortest possible time.

Along with the machine, the Hausse M300 comes equipped with a 25 foot long non-kink for extending the reach of the sprayer.

Like with most airless paint sprayer machines, the Hausse also features a flexible suction tube meant to be inserted directly into the paint bucket to spray directly from it, thus avoiding messy spills which usually occurs when filling up paint cans.

What we like about it

  • It’s budget-friendly
  • Very easy to setup.
  • Sprays variety of paints and stains with ease
  • Cleanup is quite easy.
  • Ideal for DIY projects.

Where it can be improved

  • Build quality could use some improvement.

8. Titan Impact 440 Airless Paint Sprayer

titan impact 440

With this Titan Impact 440, you’re looking at an airless paint sprayer capable of spraying from 50 to 100 gallons of paint per week.

At this rate, you can get it if you want to use it for small commercial applications, painting of residential buildings and property maintenance.

It’s designed to spray standard paints, coatings and architectural primers effectively.

Equipped with AutoOiler, oiling the pump is quick and easy, requiring only the push of a button. Priming requires only the push of a button, as the sprayer as the pump comes equipped with a SUREFLO pusher valve.

The fluid section of the pump can easily be removed making it easy for you to maintain and service the machine even in jobsite conditions.

The pump comes equipped with QUAD+ packings which self-adjusts and compensates as you make use of the machine, and they’re highly durable.

An electronic pressure control dial allows you to raise and lower the pressure to match the fluid you’re spraying, thus ensuring you always get a consistent fan pattern.

A full size manifold filter ensures the paint comes out of the nozzle without blemish or contaminations that are likely to block the nozzle or affect the quality of the coating.

The Titan Impact 440 airless paint sprayer is highly durable as all the parts are made of metal, with a stainless steel piston rod, bearings and reversible tungsten carbide seats.

The PERMALIFE cylinder it comes with never wears no matter how many times you use it, and will never need replacing.

With the Titan Impact 440, you have a highly durable airless paint sprayer on your hands you can use to start and finish your spray painting projects in time.

The pump delivers up to 0.54 GPM (gallons of paint per minute) at a maximum pressure of 3300 PSI. It features a 7/8 HP DCX motor that ensures you get the job done every time.

What we like about it

  • Can spray 50 to 100 gallons per week
  • Ideal for both residential and light commercial projects
  • Long lasting pump with added Quad+ Packings
  • Clean-up is quick and easy
  • It can spray a wide variety of fluids including all standard architectural primer, paints, low and medium viscosity coatings

Where it can be improved

  • Not lightweight

9. Wagner Control Pro 190

wagner control pro 190 airless paint sprayer

Wagner produces Control Pro 130, 150, 170 and 190 which you can choose from. But I say if you really want to know what using a Wagner Control Pro airless paint sprayer feels like, why not go with the best, the Control Pro 190?

With a maximum operating pressure of 1600 PSI, the Control Pro 190 is capable of spraying 500 gallons of paint per year.

It comes equipped an all-metal spray gun which is very durable and a 50 ft. hose to help you spray paint even the biggest projects possible.

The sprayer comes with a 0.7 HP HEA (High Efficiency Airless) pump capable of spraying thinned, unthinned paint and stain. With the HEA technology, overspray is decreased by up to 55 percent while also producing a softer spray, ensuring you have maximum control of your project.

When you get this Wagner Control Pro 190, you get an airless paint spraying equipment that will allow you to complete painting projects 3 times faster than when you’re using a roller. Use this, and you might never return to using a brush and roller ever again. You can control paint flow and pressure easily by turning a simple dial.

It comes equipped with a 515 High Efficiency Airless spray tip very good for spraying latex paint. There’s also a 313 HEA spray tip for spraying stains and a 211 HEA spray tip for spraying sealers, both of which you can buy separately.

What we like about it

  • Easy to use
  • Setup is easy
  • Tip design reduces chance of overspray
  • Produce very fine finishes
  • Clear user manual

Where it can be improved

  • Clean-up is a bit time consuming

10. Titan Impact 640 High Rider

Titan impact 640

If you want to spray faster, cleaner and smarter, try the Titan Impact 640. As far as Titan airless paint sprayers go, this is one of the coolest ones you can get.

It’s designed to spray 75 to 100 gallons of paint consistently per week, which means you can use it for commercial applications, painting of residential buildings and property maintenance.

The Titan Impact operates at a maximum pressure of 3300 PSI and sprays 0.70 gallons of paint per minute.

It comes equipped with a 1.55 HP DuraLife brushless HE motor which drives the pump efficiently.

You can control the pressure of the pump electronically simply buy turning a dial at the side of the machine, and with a DigiTrac advanced diagnostic display also at the side, you’re better equipped to read the pressure, flow rate and ultimately control the machine smartly.

An easily replaceable fluid section ensures you can service it anywhere you are, even on the jobsite if anything goes wrong.

Same with the Impact 440, with the push of a button, you can easily prime your projects as the Titan Impact 640 also comes with the SUREFLO pusher valve.

Also featured in the 640 is an AutoOiler which makes oiling the pump quick and easy.

Performance is key when it comes to equipment like this, and the Titan Impact 640 does not disappoint here, with Quad+ Packings that self-adjusts and lasts for a very long time before replacement is needed.

With this Titan airless paint sprayer you have full electronic control of the pressure allowing you to control the spray fan size and ultimately controlling the final look of your project.

Overall, this Titan Impact 640 is a top quality airless paint spraying equipment that delivers the performance you need when you have big painting projects to complete and large gallons of paint to spray.

What we like about it

  • Electronic display with advance diagnostics for better control and use of the machine
  • Designed for both residential and commercial use
  • Rapid clean speeds aids clean-up after use
  • Long lasting pump
  • Spray paint and textures
  • Comes with a mobile cart to move it easily on the jobsite

Where it can be improved

  • A bit noisy

How To Choose The Right Airless Paint Sprayer For Your Projects

how to choose an airless paint sprayer

When it comes to choosing an airless paint sprayer, there’re many models and options you can choose from.

It’s a decision you have to consider seriously especially if you haven’t used one before. To help you make the right decision, here’re a few important pointers we think you should consider.

What Do You Want To Spray With It?

Without doubt, this is the first question you should ask yourself if you’re shopping for an airless paint sprayer. What do you want to spray with it?

First, you need to know the material you’re spraying. Knowing the material you’re spraying will help you decide on the type of machine to buy.

Each sprayer machine is designed for a particle purpose. Some are designed to spray texture and paint, some spray texture only, while others spray only paint.

In other words, some sprayers are designed to spray lighter fluids like lacquer, stain and oil base paint, while other sprayers are designed to atomize and spray thicker fluids like heavy latex and acrylics.

So, make sure you check the sprayer specs or data sheet and ensure the machine you’re trying to purchase can spray the fluid you intend to spray with it.

Spray Tip Support

spray tip

This is further emphasizing the previous point. Choose a machine that can support the spray tip you intend to use.

The spray tip is a very important component of any airless paint sprayer because it determines the type of fluid you can spray with the machine.

So check the tip rating of the sprayer. That will tell you the type of paint or fluid you can spray with it. The following is table showing the recommended tip sizes you can use for different types of paint and fluids.

Fluid MaterialRecommended Spray Tip
Lacquer and Stain.009 to .013
Oil based paint.013 to .015
Latex.015 to .019
Heavy Latex and Smoooth Elastomeric.021 to .025
Elastomeric and Blockfiller.025 to .035+

Frequency of Use

How do you plan to use your airless paint sprayer? Are you a homeowner / diyer who wants to engage in some DIY spray painting projects at home or you’re a contractor that will be using the machine monthly, weekly or even daily?

The frequency of use should surely be a major factor that should influence your choice. For instance, each Graco airless paint sprayer and many other models I’ve seen comes with an annual use recommendation in gallons per year.

For instance, the Graco X7 has an annual user recommendation of 125 gallons per year, while the ProX19 has an annual use recommendation of 500 gallons per year.

With the X7, it’s not recommended that you spray more than 125 gallons of paint with it in a single year. Of course, you can push the machine to the limit and spray more than that, but if you do that, you’re overworking the pump and will definitely reduce the life of the machine.

So, if you’re a contractor who’s looking for a machine you can use several times in a year to undertake several projects, it’s better to go for a sprayer with the capacity to spray more than that volume of paint so it can cope with the frequency at which you use it.

On the other hand, if you’re a homeowner or DIYer with just few projects to handle, you can choose one that spray less volume of paint per year.

Ease of Cleanup

Cleanup is very important with any paint sprayer. You always want to clean off the paint in the sprayer after using it.

Some machines are easier to clean than other. For instance, Graco sprayers come with a powerflush adapter that allows you to connect the machine to a garden hose for easier cleanup.

Titan sprayers also has similar features that allows you to clean up the sprayer easily. So, do your research properly and ensure you don’t have to pick the machine apart in order to clean it.

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4 thoughts on “10 Best Airless Paint Sprayers [ 2022 Reviews And Guide ]”

  1. I like what you said about using a paint sprayer as opposed to using a brush, which takes a lot of time and energy. I think that paint sprayers are essential to covering large surface areas in short amounts of time. If I were to need a commercial paint sprayer, I would go with one of the Graco paint sprayers.

  2. Nice tips on choosing a paint sprayer. I’m kind of torn between the Graco X7 and the X5. What are your thoughts?

    1. Hey thanks for stopping by. The X7 and the X5 are more like the different sides of the same coin, since they’re produced by the same manufacturer-Graco. However, though both can be used commercially, the X7 is more commercial duty airless paint sprayer than the X5, since it can spray more paint per minute and is able to handle a longer hose than the X5.
      So, if it’s for your personal DIY projects, you can’t go wrong with either of the two. Or you can decide to go with the X5 since it’s more budget friendly. Both can handle commercial work, but the X7 will obviously perform better. The mobile cart it comes with also makes working with it much easier.

  3. I’ve always used a brush and roller for my diy painting projects. Currently thinking about getting one of these, hoping to get more professional looking painting results

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