Graco 257025 Project Painter Plus Review
The Graco Painter Plus review is an airless paint sprayer that is ideal for a homeowner with a household full of painting projects. It puts the power of a professional paint finish in the hands of the homeowner. Its flexible hose fits in paint from one gallon up to five gallon containers. It is designed to be used either indoors or outdoors making it suitable for the entire house. Additional nozzle tips allow you to customize the coverage area and use different thickness of paints. An extender permits you to reach upper levels of homes and ceilings. It is designed to be a compact unit that is easy to use and easy to clean with minimal painting experience. Included with the Project Painter plus is the metal spray gun, a 515 RAC IV spray tip, a duraflex paint hose that is 25 feet long, a bottle of Pump Armor, and the quick start guide.
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Top Product Questions
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”Is it possible to use wood stain with the Graco Project Painter Plus?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]Yes it is. As long as the products recommended method of clean up is with soap and water or mineral spirits it is possible.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=” How thick can the paint be when using the Magnum Project Painter Plus?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The Magnum Project Painter Plus has a maximum tip size of .015. if a particular paint is indicated as requiring a larger tip size you must first thin the paint before using it with the Project Painter.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How much paint is required to prime the Graco Project Paint Plus sprayer.” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It takes approximately one quart of paint to primer the Graco Project Paint Plus sprayer.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
Overall Opinion On Graco 257025 Paint Sprayer
It appears that if your expectations are not too grand this sprayer gets most jobs done. The biggest complaint is the limitation of the thickness of paint that you can use in the sprayer. Another point of contention is that you are limited to products that can be cleaned with soap and water or mineral spirits. It also seems that it is less than ideal for interior painting. It has problems clogging excessively with latex paint. This is coupled with the fact that it has a lot of overspray causing you to need more ventilation that can be provided indoors. Latex is also the preferred interior paint, which is a problematic paint for the sprayer.
The Graco paint sprayer seems best suited for stain. The tip shows no issues with the thinner stain. When using the sprayer outside, the amount of overspray is not much of an issue unless it is really windy or there is a lot of tint to the stain. The longer hose and extension tips are also helpful for outdoor jobs and paint jobs that need to be done on a ladder. The best usage of this product is with thinner paints and in places with a lot of ventilation. If your expectations are moderate and you understand that the results will not be exactly like a professional paint sprayer, you will not be disappointed with the sprayer.
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This is a paint sprayer that is airless and suitable for private level use of a homeowner. It is designed to be used for the interior and exterior of a home. It comes with a 25 foot flexible hose that can be used with containers ranging in size from one to five gallons. It is possible to purchase additional accessories to further customize the product for your exact usage. It can use a hose up to 50 feet in length. This coupled with a variety of extension tips available to purchase, further increase the amount and size of paint jobs that can be completed.
It is designed with features that make it easy for a novice painter to use. A paint can hanger allows you to transport the Graco sprayer and the paint all together. A power flush adapter permits you to reverse the tip so you can easily clean the unit with a garden hose. It comes with a 515 RAC IV spray tip however, additional tips and extension tips are just a few of the accessories that can be purchased separately. It comes with a quick start guide to allow you to set up and get started painting within minutes. It is possible to adjust the fan of the tip as well as the pressure the paint is pumped through the unit. This allows the user to customize the flow of paint and coverage area for the specific job needs. The Graco Project Paint Plus sprayer is made in America.
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The Magnum Project Painter Plus model number is 257025. The sprayer weighs in at 10 pounds. It is 13.8 inches in length, 12.1 inches wide, and 13.8 inches tall. It has a 3/8 hp Universal motor and has a paint output performance rating of .24 gallons per minute. It has a maximum tip size of .015 inches and the maximum pressure output is 2800 psi. It comes with a 25 foot hose length, but the maximum length hose recommended for use is a 50 foot hose. The product is made in America and has a recommended usage of up to 50 gallons of paint per year. This is just the recommended usage, but if stored, maintained and cleaned properly it will last for many years.
The features include a stainless steel piston pump that has an adjustable pressure control. This allows the user to control the paint flow and use thicker paints without thinning. It has a flexible suction tube that can be placed directly in the container of paint. It is designed for ease of use with an easy clean up power flush adapter. Connect it to a garden hose for quick clean up. It features several storage compartments to store the gun, additional spray tips, and there is even a place for the power cord.
[su_tab title=”Maintenance” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]Maintenance for the Magnum Project Painter Plus is minimal. Inspect the openings in the motor shroud every time you use the sprayer. In addition it is important to inspect the inlet strainer and gun filter for blockages. The hose also should be inspected at each use for damage or leaks. Clean the sprayer thoroughly after each use. Use the Pump Armor when storing the sprayer for long periods of time to ensure that all the moving parts stay lubricated. There is a customer service phone number if there are any questions about how to properly maintain the unit.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Accessories” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]Additional accessories can be purchase separately. They include extension tips in 10, 15, 20, 30, and 40 inch extensions. The unit comes with a 25 foot long DuraFlex paint hose, but the 50 foot hose length is available for purchase. 100 mesh gun filter is another upgrade that is offered in addition to the 50 mesh gun filter that is included with the unit. There is an inlet strainer included in the unit upon purchase. Pressure roller kits and RAC IV spray tips with tip selector round out the accessories available for separate purchase.[/su_tab]
[su_tab title=”Level of Experience” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]The nice thing about the Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus is that a complete beginner can use it. There is a bit of a learning curve that you will have to go through if you have never used a sprayer. The main difficulties in operation occur with the overspray and striping that can occur with sprayers. If you have used a sprayer before this will be very simple to use. A test spray of each type and thickness of paint used is a good idea before any project regardless of the skill level of the user.[/su_tab][/su_tabs]
What’s My Take?
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My Final Thoughts:
The final thoughts on this product are mixed. If you use it exactly as it is indicated, it will do what it claims to do. There is a lot of product support and it is made in America which is a definite plus. Be modest in what you expect from the sprayer and you will not be disappointed. Expect to do some extra work if you want to use latex with this sprayer. You need to strain all your paints, but it is impossible to use if you do not strain the latex paint. Even with the straining be prepared for quite a few clogs. If you are using it outside for stain this is the product for you. The nagging issues of overspray and clogging are not issues when you use it outdoors with a thinner stain. Overall it seems to be worth the money spent