Fuji Semi-Pro 2 Spray System Review
The Fuji 2202 Semi-Pro 2 HVLP spray system is design similar to models used in professional applications. It has many of the features of professional sprayers, including a no bleed sprayer and spray pattern control. The difference is the Fuji 2202 is designed for smaller jobs, so it comes with a smaller paint canister. It is ideal for many small and medium sized jobs around the house. It may also be suitable for contractors who are not professional painters, but need to have a decent quality paint sprayer available for certain small jobs. Read on for a Fuji 2202 Semi-PRO review and to find out what buyers think of this paint sprayer model.
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Top 5 Fuji 2202 Semi-Pro Spray System questions
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”How much over-spray does the gun produce?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Users say the gun does not produce much over-spray. When using the unit indoors, some users put paper down to within a couple feet of the spraying area, to keep the floors clean. This seems to be effective.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=” Is the unit suitable for spraying latex paints?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Users say the unit does a good job when applying latex paint.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is the Fuji Semi Pro suitable for spraying automotive paint?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Users suggest thinning automotive paint. However, it might take some trial and error to get the right viscosity to prevent clogging and achieve a smooth automotive finish.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Does the unit produce professional quality results, when used for painting cabinetry and trim?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The unit can do the job. However, for better results, users suggest buying an additional tip.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can this system be used with oil based paints and finishes?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The unit can be used for oil based paints. A different tip and proper thinning of the paint or lacquer may be required, to get the desired results.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
What’s my Take?
The Fuji sprayer system is a highly functional sprayer for those who want professional looking results, without purchasing a professional sprayer system. It comes with many adjustments for spray pattern and paint thickness. It seems to be relatively simple to clean and maintain, based on buyer reviews. The sprayer comes with a long enough hose for most home jobs and even for small jobs at a work site.
However, like any tool, users may need some time to become familiar with how to use the sprayer properly. Those with experience using paint sprayers may not have as much learning to do. It may help to practice on cardboard and any scrap pieces of wood lying around the garage or house, before using in on real applications. The smaller tank size for jobs around the house makes it a perfect tool for simple jobs, such as those related to home renovations. At just over $400, the sprayer is priced right for home DIY enthusiasts and those who need a sprayer at work occasionally, for smaller jobs and touch-ups.
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The Fuji 2202 sprayer system comes with a generous 2 year warranty on parts and labor. This is much longer than warranties offered on hobby models and competing brands. This model of paint spray is designed particularly for DIY enthusiasts and those who are serious about painting, but are not necessarily painting professionals. This category can include those who frequently refinish or re-purpose furniture, those who are serious about home renovations,
hobbyists who paint frequently, and those who tackle small jobs at work, but do not paint for a living. This can include contractors who occasionally need to paint single wall, kitchen cabinets, or some other surface during renovations.
The paint sprayer is easy to clean for most users. It does require using mineral spirits, to remove dried paint residue from the sides of the canister. All paint sprayers require some cleaning when a job is finished. For some, this may be considered part of the regular maintenance of the sprayer. The system comes with a handy carrying box and weighs just over 25 pounds. This makes it convenient to take to a job or to a friend’s house for a small project.
The Fuji 2202 sprayer system comes with everything to get started on simple projects. While other tips and additional screens may be needed, they can be easily purchased from Fuji at any time. With it’s small footprint, the sprayer will take up little space in the tool shed or garage, making it the perfect sprayer to have for occasional small jobs around the house.
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The Fuji 2202 semi-pro sprayer system is very adjustable, for different spray patterns. Users can adjust the pattern for smaller circles or for wide coverage of larger surfaces. The sprayer comes with a powerful 2 stage, 1400 watt system,with a motor housed in a metal turbine case. It also includes a holder for the spray gun, when not in use. This helps keep the entire system together and ready for the next project.
The 25 foot flexible hose is somewhat transparent, allowing users to make sure paint is flowing properly. The 1.3 air cap that comes with the system is suitable for many jobs. But, for some types of paint, another air cap may be required. For thinner paints, the screen is easy to clean and does not clog. Those who want to apply thicker paints may need to screen the paint prior to filling the canister or may need to purchase additional screens, to get the job done efficiently.
The sprayer system comes with a generous steel canister to hold paint. The steel version is better than plastic, because paint is less likely to stick and will be easier to clean up, by adding mineral spirits. While the canister is not a professional size, it is larger than most models designed for home or DIY use.
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Maintenance of the Fuji 2202 Semi-Pro sprayer is relatively simple. It requires cleaning of the canister after each use. The screen should also be cleaned after every use. The sprayer and tip should be cleaned after each use, with a spray gun cleaning kit. The spray gun should also be lubricated frequently, to maintain proper functioning.
The sprayer system should be stored in a dry place, to prevent moisture and possible mold growth in the canister, the sprayer tip, and particularly the hose.
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Plenty of accessories are available for the Fuji 2202 paint sprayer semi-pro model. The six foot flexible whip hose allows for greater maneuverability of the spray gun. It allows users to operate the spray gun without the excess weight of the canister.
For different applications, various air cap sets are available in 1.3, 1.5, 1.8, and 2 mm sizes, sold separately. The air cap sets include stainless steel tips and needles. A cup assembly and cut parts kit are also available. In addition, users can purchase the Fuji brand micro paint strainers.[/su_tab][/su_tabs]
Who can use this sprayer?
The sprayer can be used by home DIY enthusiasts who have the occasional need to paint larger surfaces or a large number of smaller surfaces. It can be used by contractors who need to paint a surface occasionally, but don’t have a need for a professional sprayer and don’t want to invest thousands of dollars for something they wont use on a regular basis. It can be used by hobbyists who paint or refinish furniture frequently. It can be used during home renovations. Though using the sprayer may take practice for first time users, it is light weight, with a smaller tank, which makes it easier to handle.
What users didn’t like about the sprayer
Users have some minor concerns about the sprayer, mostly surrounding the clogging of the paint screen. This can be remedied by straining the paint prior to filling the canister and thinning thicker finishes slightly. This will not affect their ability to adhere to painting surfaces.
Some users say clean up is a hassle. However, most paint sprayers do require a regular amount of clean up. It is estimated that clean up should take roughly 20 minutes, using mineral spirits for the canister and a spray gun cleaning kit for the sprayer.
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Does the spray system require a lot of maintenance?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The sprayer requires no more maintenance than any paint sprayer. Cleaning after every use, oiling of the spray gun regularly, and storing the system in a dry place are fairly routine practices that require minimal effort.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is it hard to use the Fuji 2202 sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is not hard to use the Fuji sprayer, but may require some practice to get the right finish or result, for those who do not regularly use spray guns.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this the best HVLP sprayer available?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The Fuji 2202 semi-pro sprayer system is one of the best on the market, based on the hundreds of positive reviews it has received. It is also a good value for the price.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”can I paint my entire house with this sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This sprayer may allow users to do touch ups on the home’s exterior. But, it does not have a large enough canister to hold larger volumes of paint for whole house painting. It is designed specifically for smaller DIY jobs.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is the sprayer noisy?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Some users say the sprayer system is noisy enough to require ear protection. While this is recommended, the tolerable noise level will often depend on the user.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=” Can you spray thick or thin?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes, the thickness of paint is adjustable on the sprayer.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this sprayer easy to clean?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Most users agree the sprayer is relatively easy to clean, with the right supplies and tools. For most, the job can be done in less than a half hour.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can I use latex paint in this sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Latex paint can be used, but it should be thinned appropriately and strained with a micro strainer first, before filling the canister.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
What do users say about this sprayer?
Users say this sprayer model is a good value, for most DIY and hobby uses. It is easy to use, when the user becomes accustomed to using a spray gun and is able to make the necessary adjustments.
Overall, the Fuji 2202 Semi-Pro 2 HVLP spray system is a good value, based on user experience, features, durability, and general design.