Fuji Mini-Mate 4 2804-T75G Paint Sprayer Review
The Fuji Mini-Mite 4 2804-T75G Paint sprayer is a gravity model with some unique features. It is sold as a professional spray gun system and is very portable. The system and its components weight less than 30 pounds. The system includes the sprayer, paint cup, lose, tip, and 4 stage motor turbine. The non-bleed spray gun has adjustable controls and comes with a 600cc paint cup. The heavy duty metal case houses the motor and a holder for the spray gun. The turbines feature noise reduction covers, to make constant use more bearable for buyers. Read on for a full paint sprayer review, based on buyer and user experiences.
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Top 5 questions about the Fuji Mini-Mate 4
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”How much overspray does the unit produce?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]When adjusted properly, the sprayer produces little overspray and the range is only about 16 inches. Only immediate surroundings need to be covered.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How noisy is the system?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The noise level is compared to a shop vac. However, the system stays on the entire time it’s in use. This is something to consider when deciding whether or not to use ear protection.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the warranty on this system?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This model comes with a 24 month limited parts and labor warranty, which is longer than some competing brands.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can the sprayer be used for a deck stain?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes, though the stain may need to be thinned slightly.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Does this unit come with the gravity or canister gun?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The unit comes with the gravity gun.[/su_spoiler] [/su_accordion]
My Take on This Paint Sprayer
The Fuji Mini-Mate 4 2804-T75G paint sprayer review finds the system is suitable for professional use at the entry level or above. The system comes with many features to prevent overheating of the turbine paint sprayer and to attempt to reduce the noise output level. As with any paint spray used professionally, it is always recommended to use hearing protection, because noise level is not the only influence on hearing loss.
The spray seems sturdy enough for every day use in professional settings. The unit is portable enough to be taken to any job site. The hose is somewhat stiff, which makes the system more suitable for large spraying jobs like solid walls. Smaller jobs may require the addition of a whip hose, to get into tight spaces.
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The Fuji 2804-t75G is a portable paint sprayer designed for professional use. It comes with everything needed to start spraying. It is a 110 volt system with a 4 stage turbine motor. It features a synthetic, 600cc gravity paint cup. This is an industrial rated machine with a 25 foot flexible hose and a non-bleed spray gun, which is fully adjustable for spray pattern and thickness of paint application.
The sprayer comes with a 1.3mm tip, which is suitable for basic painting applications, like spraying walls. If other applications, such as stains, varnishes, and latex paints are required, users may need to select from a 1.5 mm, 1.8 mm, or 2.0 mm tip, which can be purchased separately as part of a kit. Some thinning of thicker coatings may be required, but typically not as much as with lower end models designed for home use.
The unit comes with a handy spray gun holder, making it easier to bring to job sites and move from one location to another. This model is priced in the higher-end of comparable paint sprayers, which makes it a good moderately priced system for those who want a professional, yet light weight spraying system.
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What sets this sprayer system apart from competitors, are the safety and protection mechanisms. The turbine case has a built in heat dissipation box, to reduce the heat produced. This makes it easier and safer for the user to touch the case when moving from one job or location to another. The handle is described as getting hot, but not too hot to touch, after several hours of use.
The system comes with a 20 page, detailed instruction manual. Those who are familiar with sprayers should still review the manual, due to some slight differences from other models. Those who have never used a paint spray system should read the entire manual and become familiar with operations, before the first use.
The turbine produces roughly 8.5 psi, which is powerful enough to push thicker paints through with less thinning required. If offers enough power for most types of paints and stains. The turbine also comes with a noise reduction cover, which is where the filters are housed.
With the typical cleaning kit, cleaning the sprayer, cup, and tip are a simple process that does not require an extensive amount of time. The system also comes with its own cleaning brush and wrench.
[su_tab title=”Easy Maintenance” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]Maintenance of the system is required. Cleaning is required after every use. The paint cup, tip, and needle of the sprayer should be cleaned after every use. A cleaning kit is available to help with this process. Mineral spirits can be used to clean the paint cup. The sprayer should also be lubricated with an oil designed for the system, to keep it operating as it should.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Accessories” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]There are plenty of accessories for the Fuji Mini-Mate 4 sprayer system. Optional tips include the 1.5, 1.8, and 2.0 mm sizes. An additional 6 foot flexible whip hose is available, for those who need greater flexibility for hard to reach spaces. In addition to these accessories, a professional accessory kit is available, which includes cleaning tools and products, different tip sizes, pressure tubes, and turbine filter. Packages of micron cone filters to work with the system are also available.[/su_tab][/su_tabs]
Who can use this sprayer?
This sprayer is designed for professional use, while offering a compact, light weight unit that is easy to transport and move. It can be used by professional painters, contractors, and those who have a frequent need for paint applications. It can also be used by DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists who have some experience with paint sprayers. Those with less experience will need to allow for some practice, to get a feel for the sprayer adjustments.
What did users not like about this sprayer?
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Does it require a lot of maintenance?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]This sprayer system does not require any more maintenance than other systems. It comes with a cleaning brush and a cleaning kit is available. It should, however, be cleaned after every use, to reduce the effort of trying to clean dried up paint.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is it hard to use this paint sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is not hard to use the sprayer, if you have some experience with spraying. New users may need to practice and reading the manual is suggested.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this the best HVLP Sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]For the price and features, it is one of the best sprayers on the market in its category.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can I paint my entire house with this sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes, you can paint an entire house with this sprayer.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this sprayer noisy?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The sprayer is slightly noisier than a shop vac. Some users may want to consider hearing protection, especially if they plan to use if frequently.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can you spray thick or thin?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You can spray thick or thin, though some thicker paints and finishes may need to be thinned slightly.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is this sprayer easy to clean?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The sprayer is easy to clean, when done properly.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can I use latex in this sprayer?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]You can use latex paint in the sprayer, but it may need to be thinned.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
What do users say about this sprayer?
Users say they are pleasantly surprised at how well the spray gun works and how sturdy it feels. They also say the unit produces plenty of pressure for thicker paint applications. They say the unit is noisy, but not as noisy as some lower end models. The tolerable level of noise varies from one user to another. Having hearing protection available is a good idea, no matter what paint sprayer you use.
My Final thoughts
The Fuji Mini 4 paint sprayer is a sturdy model designed for frequent use. While there are some minor issues with the paint cup, the unit is built well and can hold up to professional use situations. The system is moderately priced at around $800.00, so it is a good value for someone looking to get into painting or who wants a more portable spraying system. The addition of a 2 year parts and labor warranty adds to the value of the spraying system. The heat dissipation system is useful, so users don’t have to wait to pick up the turbine box and take the sprayer system to the next job.