Graco ProX19 HiBoy Paint Sprayer Review For Contractors
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Top Graco Sprayer Questions
[su_accordion][su_spoiler title=”What is the difference between the Graco Pro LTS190 and the Graco ProX19?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The Pro LTS 190 is sold at Lowes exclusively. The only differences are in the labeling.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Is it possible to use block fillers with the Pro X19?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]The maximum tip size is .019. Typical block fillers require a larger tip. It is not recommended to use block fillers with the Pro X19.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Can the HiBoy cart be purchased separately if you bought the Pro X19 with the stand?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]There is not a kit sold to converts the stand unit into a cart unit. All pieces for the cart would have to be purchased individually.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Are there other tip sizes available for purchase?” open=”no” style=”fancy” icon=”plus” anchor=”” class=””]It is possible to purchase additional accessories that include different tip sizes. The Pro X19 will accommodate a spray tip of up to 0.19.[/su_spoiler][/su_accordion]
My Overall Impression
The Magnum Pro X19 HiBoy does what it claims to do. It is not suitable to be the main machine for a painting company, but it is perfect for the needs of a general contractor. It is designed for high usage with fairly thick materials.
There are several features truly designed for high-volume professional use. The Pro X Change Pump allows you to replace the pump without any tools. There is also the Power Flush adapter that permits you to clean up quickly with just a water hose. This is a feature that comes on a lot of the Graco models.
The model is a little noisy, but it is the workhorse it claims to be. The durable cart with wheels makes it easy to get around. The engine is powerful enough to supply paint, with a constant pressure flow, through 150 feet of hose. The tip is large enough to handle most general contractor materials like stains and latex paints.
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- The Magnum Pro X19 HiBoy paint sprayer comes with a SG3 metal spray gun with the swivel base for easy hose management.
- The adjustable pressure control permits you to get the right flow of paint for the thickness of the product and type of coverage desired.
- A DC motor has enough power to supply paint through 150 feet of paint hose.
- PushPrime allows you to quickly start the motor even when it has been sitting idle for a while.
- ProXChange Pump is designed to allow the user to replace the pump quickly and without the use of a single tool.
- Clogs at the tip are reduced with the extra filtration of the InstaClean Pump Filter.
- If there are clogs, the Reverse – A- Clean spray tip allows you to easily eliminate clogs.
- Clean up is simple and easy with the use of the Power Flush adapter that connects to a standard garden hose.
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The magnum Pro X19 model number is 17G180. It is designed for contractor grade usage. The recommended annual usage is 500 gallons, but is made to last for several years with proper maintenance. The 7/8 hp DC motor permits for a maximum pressure output of 3000 psi. This is enough power to push .38 gallons of paint per minute through a maximum length of 150 feet of paint hose. On the stand the Pro X19 is 37.2 inches tall, 20 inches long and 17.2 inches wide. It eights in at 37.5 lbs with the HiBoy stand.
The unit is built with a ProX stainless steel piston pump that allows for height usage and a long product life. The sprayer arrives with the metal SG3 spray gun that has a 515 RAC IV spray tip. It comes with the standard hose length of 50 feet. Also included is the quick start guide to get you going and a bottle of pump armor to prep your sprayer for storage.
[su_tab title=”Maintenance” disabled=”no” anchor=”” url=”” target=”blank” class=””]The Magnum Pro X19 is designed to be used its minimal maintenance. It is important to check all shroud openings for blockages before and after every use. Avoid getting water into the openings. Clean and inspect the fluid inlet strainer, gun filter, and the InstaClean filter after every use. Check the airless DuraFlex hose for leaks, punctures or holes before and after using the sprayer. When storing the sprayer for long amounts of time use the Pump Armor to keep all parts lubricated. Store the unit in a dry place that does not get too cold.[/su_tab]
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It is possible to replace all the accessories that come with the Magnum Pro X19 sprayer upon purchase. Those accessories include the SG3 spray gun, gun filter 50 mesh and the 515 RAC IV spray tip and guard. Also included upon purchase is the inlet strainer, InstaClean manifold filter, and a 50 foot long DuraFlex hose.
In addition to these replacement accessories you can also purchase:
- RAC IV spray tip selector
- ProXChange Pump
- Pump Armor (quart bottle)
- Pressure Roller Kit
- Lacquer conversion Kit
- 100 Mesh Gun Filter
- 10, 15, 20, 30 inch Tip Extensions
- 40 inch Heavy Duty Extension
- 25 ft. DuraFlex Paint Hose
Who Can Use This Sprayer
The Pro X19 was designed for contractor grade use. It is not intended for a commercial painter, but is perfectly suitable for a general contractor. There is a decent amount of set up involved and it is a powerful unit. Therefore, it is best to have prior experience with a sprayer before using this model. Even if you have some experience in using sprayers it is a good idea to give this one a couple of practice strokes before using on a job. This is an appropriate sprayer if you have a small business or a large homestead. It can be used as an auxiliary sprayer for a professional painter, but should not be the primary sprayer..
What’s not to like?
Other paint sprayer models typically have a lot of operational questions. This model is made for general contractors with a bit of experience. This could be the reason for the lack of operational questions. The majority of questions typically asked were related to the exact products and thicknesses that could be used with this specific sprayer. There are a few questions based on extension cord usage, what size is appropriate for the motor size and power output.
What Users Say?
The common Graco 17G180 Sprayer review is that it does everything that it claims to do. Everyone who comments on the sprayer has praises. The consistent praises are that it is easy to clean up, easy to maintain, and it handles all the jobs thrown at it. Clogging is not an issue with the the added InstaClean manifold filter. The manifold filter used with the inlet strainer alleviates the majority of clogs. If it does clog it is easy to clean with the Reverse-A-Clean tip.
The Pro X19 HiBoy sprayer is super easy to maneuver on the wheeled cart. The extra strong motor easily pumps paint through the maximum length paint hose of 150 feet. The swivel base on the spray gun allows you to handle the gun easily with the maximum length of hose. The DuraFlex hose can be used in a container ranging in size from one to five gallons making it even more versatile. It was difficult to find a user that had anything to say but positives with a few minimal critiques.
The Graco paint sprayer is a high usage, versatile sprayer perfect for contract grade work. All of the features designed to make the sprayer more user friendly do just that. The ProXChange pump is a real benefit to this workers tool. It is practical and quick to replace the pump just as you would expect from a contractor grade product. It is a terrific value for the money and is designed to last for years of use. Quick maintenance and clean up allows you to easily take the steps needed to preserve the sprayer for years. It is a no nonsense sprayer built to get many jobs done quickly and with ease.