Best Paint Sprayers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 27, 2020
A paint sprayer is a must-have tool for painting jobs that will make sure the final varnish or paint layer looks just as intended. Make sure to take a closer look at our selection of the best paint sprayers and pick one that will best suit your budget and tasks. Our review covers all the best models in a wide price range! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
PRESSURE
POWER
TYPE OF NOZZLE
FLOW RATE
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
BODY CONSTRUCTION
TANK POSITION
WARRANTY
 
PROS

The All-Paint technology allows spraying most types of paint for wood, metal, and walls, using the same gun. You can switch between two different mods and five airflow levels. 

CONS
Some people find the location of a spare nozzle behind the air filter a bit inconvenient.
OUR VERDICT

This Bosch paint sprayer will definitely come in handy for those who need to do only light works/touch-ups around the house. That being said, the sprayer is good enough for massive projects too. 

detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
No
POWER

650 watts

TYPE OF NOZZLE
~ 2-3 mm
FLOW RATE
Up to 300 ml/min
COMPATIBLE MATERIAL

Water- and solvent-based paints, Finishes, Clear finishes, Primers, Etching solutions and oils

BODY CONSTRUCTION
Gun and power box are separated
TANK POSITION
Below, 1 L capacity
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS

The light monoblock construction features a side canister that is fast to fill even while spraying. The curved tube inside the canister lets you hold the sprayer vertically and horizontally. 

CONS
The lid on tank might not seal tightly.
OUR VERDICT

Black+Decker offers great value for the money. It will work best for finishing your furniture with staining sealers and wood sealer-preservatives.

detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
No
POWER

400 watts

TYPE OF NOZZLE
No
FLOW RATE

N/A

COMPATIBLE MATERIAL

Enamel paints, Primers, Clear finishes, Automotive finishes, Staining sealers and wood sealer-preservatives, Solvent- and water-based paints

BODY CONSTRUCTION
Monoblock
TANK POSITION
Below, 1.2 L capacity
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS

There's a variable flow trigger. The sprayer comes with 3 different removable nozzles: 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3.0 mm. You can use 3 spray patterns: horizontal, vertical, and round. You can also adjust the spray width.

CONS

The instruction manual could use some improvement. 

OUR VERDICT

The TACKLIFE SGP15AC spray painter is as versatile and well-balanced as these sprayers get. There isn't a task it won't let you handle and a project that it won't help you tackle.

detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

Pneumatic with HVLP technology

PRESSURE

N/A

POWER

400 watts

TYPE OF NOZZLE

2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, 3.0 mm

FLOW RATE

800 ml/min

COMPATIBLE MATERIAL

Car parts, Home appliance parts, Steel furniture, Wooden products including outdoor fences and more

BODY CONSTRUCTION

Monoblock

TANK POSITION

Below, 0.9 L capacity

WARRANTY

2 years

PROS

The Click & Paint handle lets you quickly refill, clean, and/or change the pot in an instant. The flow regulator enables you to efficiently and effectively work with different surfaces. 

CONS

The sprayer's power is relatively limited. 

OUR VERDICT

A very compact design makes this sprayer a wonderful substitution to rollers and brushes. The device is lightweight, easy-to-use, and compatible with all types of paints.

detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION
Pneumatic with HVLP technology
PRESSURE
0.2-0.4 bar
POWER

280 watts

TYPE OF NOZZLE
2.5 mm
FLOW RATE

110 ml/min

COMPATIBLE MATERIAL
Water- and solvent-based paints, Finishes, Primers, 2-component paints, Clear finishes, Automotive finishes, Staining sealers and wood sealer-preservatives
BODY CONSTRUCTION
Monoblock
TANK POSITION
Below, 0.8 L capacity
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS

The device is able to regulate the paint amount, preventing dripping. At the same time, the adjustment mechanism is excellent at securing even paint application. Making sure that the noise levels don't go above 70 decibels, the sprayer can be easily and safely used without earplugs.

CONS

The cord is fairly short. 

OUR VERDICT

Using the Terratek 550W TTESG, you'll have no issues painting various solutions onto most surfaces. The device will let you complete most painting projects quickly and easily. Despite its 550-watt pump, this thing is quite nimble and more than portable.

detailed parameters
PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION

Pneumatic with HVLP technology

PRESSURE

N/A

POWER

550 watts

TYPE OF NOZZLE

~2-3 mm

FLOW RATE

N/A

COMPATIBLE MATERIAL

Deck and fence stains, Latex, Sealers, Varnishes, Wood preservatives, Enamels, Oils, Water-based paints, Automotive paints, Smooth masonry paint

BODY CONSTRUCTION

Monoblock

TANK POSITION

Below, 0.8 L capacity

WARRANTY

2 years

Bosch PFS 3000-2 All-Paint

Practical and Simple

Robert Bosch GmbH is a famous German company, the world's leader in automotive and electronics industry. And the Bosch PFS 3000-2 All-Pain Spray System is one more masterpiece of this global giant. Owing to All-Paint technology, the sprayer can work with literally all types of paints. Really, its powerful 650-watt compressor can smoothly apply even the thickest paints.

Besides, the sprayer boasts 2-mode power regulator. The first mode is suitable for spraying solvent-based paints. The second one is best for spraying thicker paints - water-based paints and acrylic paints. For extra convenience, the gun has 3 nozzle patterns (horizontal oval, vertical oval, circle) to paint the remote surfaces.

On the back, you can find an airflow control with five levels - the higher level you set the more amount of paint will be supplied to a nozzle.

Note that this model comes with 2 nozzles, grey and white. Grey one is best for lacquers and glazes while white is excellent for acrylic and water-based paints.

Accordingly, for the white nozzle you should use 3-5 airflow levels and 1-3 for grey. Also, we would like to emphasise that it uses SDS technology which helps quickly clean the gun from paint, making its maintenance a snap. All you have to do is unscrew the tank, remove the nozzle and connect the hose to the water.

As for your comfort, this spray system comes with a shoulder strap and a filter to remove the lumps that may clog the nozzle.

Review of Bosch PFS 3000-2 All-Paint All Paint Spray System

Robert Bosch

Robert August Bosch! This legendary man was born on 23 September 1861, in Ahlbeck, Germany. In his youth, he studied mechanical engineering, increasing his knowledge in a number of leading electrical companies including even the Siemens Brothers company in England. Having returned to Germany in 1886, Bosch established his own company that produced various electrical equipment. In its early years, the company had hard times since much money had been spent on new equipment. 

Success came only at the end of the 1890s when scientists invented an electrical generator, a magneto, and then a spark plug for combustion engines. Those breakthroughs started a new age of automotive production. Besides an electrical generator, the company also invented other devices like headlamps, windshield wipers, and oil pumps. 

Since the late 1920s, Bosch has started producing household appliances (refrigerators were especially popular). And since the 1930s it has already been engaged in producing power tools. After Robert Bosch's death, engineers didn't stop any of his undertakings and continued to develop technologies. Today, the Bosch Group comprises three main divisions - automotive technology, industrial technology as well as consumer goods and building technology.

Bosch PFS 3000-2 All-Paint All Paint Spray System in the use

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VIDEO
Features of: The Bosch PFS 3000-2 and PFS 5000E All Paint Spray Systems
 

Black & Decker HVLP Hand Held

Saves Your Time

The Black & Decker HVLP200 is a compact paint sprayer that is widely used for a variety of paint jobs around the house. As the name suggests, this is an HVLP technology-based tool that enables even spraying of paint on big surfaces consuming 30% less of the paint.

The sprayer has a monoblock construction that boasts 1.5 kg in weight and 400 watts in power.

The manufacturer provided this sprayer with a 1.2 L canister and a lid on it on the side for more convenient intake of the paint. The curved tube inside the canister allows for holding the sprayer in both ways, vertically and horizontally, depending on the project and surfaces to cover.

The paint flow indicator sells this product as much as everything above though. Displaying the current flow setting, this little mechanism enables simple yet repeatable performance. You can easily and precisely adjust the spray pattern depending on the project's needs.

As far as we're concerned, the only issue with this product is that the lid on the tank might not always seal tightly, so make sure to double-check before using the sprayer.

Review of Black & Decker HVLP Hand Held Paint Sprayer

Paint for Interior Finish

Now we would like to shed some light on paints for interior finish and what to look for when choosing them. Today the market offers a huge variety of interior paints: matte, semi-gloss, and gloss. When choosing between paints, besides colours and aesthetics properties, you need to consider the practical side as well. For example, it's not necessarily to buy an expensive paint with 5,000 washings cycle life to cover walls in a nursery or a living-room. The more important thing to look at would be is whether this paint is hypo-allergenic or not. And vice versa, when planning to cover outdoor surfaces, the least you should worry about is hypo-allergenic properties of the paint.

The variety of paints for interior finish is truly vast. Here you'll find some descriptions on the most common:

  • Water-based paints are used all around the world. They are environmentally friendly since their main component is water, they dry out quickly and have no odours.
  • Acrylic paints boast a wide range of colours, they withstand wet cleaning and create an excellent matte effect.
  • Alkyd enamels in addition to their aesthetic effect, also protect walls against external influences (special protective film appears after drying).
  • Latex paints are extremely durable and are great for walls, ceilings, and other concrete surfaces. They are odourless and not harmful to our health.

Black & Decker HVLP Hand Held Paint Sprayer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer


VIDEO
NEW! Black & Decker High Volume Low Pressure Sprayer HVLP200
 

TACKLIFE SGP15AC

Tackles any Paint Job

Well-balanced and complete would be the words we'd use to describe the TACKLIFE SGP15AC paint sprayer. With it, you'll be able to forget about a brush.

Different jobs require different speeds. You can't paint your car the same way you'd paint a wooden product or a piece of steel furniture. You can't douse kids furniture or playsets with paint. With some of these tasks, all you need is a slight, gentle touch, a little spray here and there.

Of course, with lawn furniture, deck railings, grills, and other similar items, there's no need for the same level of finesse. What we're getting at here is the versatility that is often required to tackle different projects, the versatility that, incidentally, is one of the biggest selling points of this paint sprayer.

First things first, the model incorporates a variable flow trigger. With this button, you will be able to control the paint flow by selecting the coating speed. On top of that trigger, the sprayer comes with 3 different nozzles: 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm, and 3.0 mm. Thanks to this selection of nozzles, you'll have the creative freedom and the ability to take on all kinds of DIY projects.

But that isn't where the model's versatility ends. Though the removable nozzles are all well and good, they wouldn't be worth half their value if this paint sprayer didn't feature an adjustable nozzle with 3 spray patterns: horizontal, vertical, and round. All you have to do is rotate the nozzle and you'll be able to choose the pattern that's most suitable for your needs.

And if that's not enough, you can also adjust the spray width. With this model, controlling the spray distribution is as easy as sliding the switch left or right.

Review of TACKLIFE SGP15AC Paint Sprayer

As Fast as it is Powerful

There's a lot to the model's design and though we have covered most of it already, some would argue that we haven't even got to the best part yet. Some would say that the best part of this tool is not the sprayer itself but its container. More specifically, a particularly large container with a nice little removable top cap. This seemingly small but unique design choice will let you add the paint in a much more practical and convenient manner.

Other than that, there isn't much left to talk about here. We could mention the fact that the sprayer can be disassembled into 3 different pieces, making it a lot easier to maintain it. We could also point out the ~30-centimetre distance of the spray gun, a number that not many of its counterparts are capable of reproducing. Finally, we could highlight the ridiculously high spraying speed of 800 millilitres per minute.

But we don't reckon there's much of a need for it. What we've already said should be enough to paint a pretty clear picture, which is that the TACKLIFE SGP15AC spray painter is as versatile and well-balanced of a model as it gets. There isn't a task it won't let you handle and a project that it won't help you tackle.

TACKLIFE SGP15AC Paint Sprayer in the use

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Wagner W100

Little Helper

Wagner is one of the leading manufacturers of painting equipment. And now we propose you to have a closer look at their paint spray system W-550. Its functionality is just perfect for painting fences, doors, walls, or furniture. This sprayer can use acrylic and oil paints, antiseptic and protective compounds, different varnishes. Moreover, you can use this device with wood and metal paints, including but not limited to gloss, satin, different stains, undercoats, and many more.

Also, it doesn't even matter which material you are going to use - the paint layer will be thin and smooth. The device provides extra-fine atomisation that enables uniform coverage in a single coat, so you won't be wasting too much time on different pursuits.

It's also possible to spray both in horizontal and vertical positions. What is notable, the sprayer is fitted with a flow regulator for different surfaces. You can use this regulator to make the spray more or less powerful to make sure that you don't mess the project's aesthetic.

The nice thing is that its turbine works silently and you even don't have to wear ear protection while spraying. The Click-and-Paint system allows you to change the paint materials just in one motion. At the same time, note that, with the Wagner W-550, you will save up to 50% time compared to brushes or rollers.

Maintenance-wise, the removable gun enables quick spray attachment changes and easy cleaning.

In a nutshell, this sprayer combines an affordable price, high quality, convenience, and portability.

Review of Wagner W100 Wood & Metal Electric Paint Sprayer

Paint Sprayer for Pastry? Why not?!

In addition to its main purpose, a paint sprayer can also be used in a very unusual way. Some enthusiastic pastry cookers came up with a decision of creating the "velvet chocolate effect" on cakes, pastries, and other confectioneries. Such a coating gives a very beautiful matted effect allowing you to surprise your guests. And due to the fact that the Wagner W-550 has all the certificates confirming the total safety of its materials, the sprayer can create such a pastry masterpiece.

Why do cooks choose a paint sprayer to create such an effect? A paint sprayer is an affordable tool which is compatible with a great variety of colours. In order to make a "velvet effect", you have to mix the right proportion of cocoa butter and chocolate, typically this proportion is 50/50. Then you can optionally add dye liquid, stir all ingredients and apply the mixture on your pastry.

Wagner W100 Wood & Metal Electric Paint Sprayer in the use

Additional Info

User Manual


VIDEO
Wagner Paint Sprayer Review
 

Terratek 650W TTESG

Imposing Looks

The Terratek 550W TTESG Spray Gun System looks pretty imposing and this is the case where you can totally judge the book by its cover.

First things first, this paint sprayer paints eight times faster than any brush, saving you both time and effort. You'll be able to quickly and easily complete large surface projects like ceilings, walls, different exterior siding, and fences, making the finish consistent and long-lasting.

Incorporating enhanced pattern design and spray control, this device lets you paint indoors and outdoors with far less mess and clean-up time.

The product measures 26.4 x 21 x 17.4 centimetres and weighs 1.46 kilograms. Though relatively light, it is as powerful as they come, drawing 550 watts to complete the job within minutes.

The viscosity cup that comes supplied and fitted with this sprayer enables you to measure the materials' density and adjust the spray pattern. Turn the ears on the air cap and you'll be able to switch the nozzle between horizontal, vertical, and round patterns, each suitable depending on the task at hand.

The 0.8-litre tank will let you spray for minutes without having to refill this container, so you'll be spending less time preparing and more time painting.

Of course, the product has its flaws. Though the industrial-grade motor is no joke, the power cord that lets you utilise this motor is relatively short, so you'll have to be taking into account where the mains are.

Review of Terratek 650W TTESG Spray Gun System

Regulating the Paint

You shouldn't face any challenges preparing and controlling this paint sprayer though. The system is as accessible and straightforward as they get. Regulating the amount of paint emitted during use, this device prevents wasteful dripping, while the adjustment mechanism secures even paint application.

The sprayer keeps the noise levels below 70 decibels, so you won't have to be wearing earplugs or anything like that.

Last but not least, this spray gun is as versatile as they come. You can use various paints, deck and fence stains, different sealers (like lacquer sanding sealers and clear sealers), varnishes, latex, oils (gloss, oil-based primers, oil stains), wood preservatives, enamels, water-based paints (emulsions), automotive paints, and smooth masonry paint.

In short, the Terratek 550W TTESG will let you paint any surface using basically any liquid material/solution. You'll be able to quickly complete just about any painting project. Though ridiculously powerful, the sprayer is compact and portable.

Terratek 650W TTESG Spray Gun System in the use

 

What Is a Paint Sprayer?

A paint sprayer is a portable device for painting various surfaces. The main advantage of paint sprayers is that they can quickly cover walls and other surfaces with paint, levelling them and making the paintwork perfectly smooth. That's something you'd never be able to achieve using standard brushes or rollers.

At the same time, these sprayers are much more versatile than that. Sure, you can use paint. You can also use different finishers, primers, deck and fence stains, enamels, oils, wood preservatives, sealers, varnishes, etching solutions, the list goes on and on (depending on the model). More often than not, different models come equipped with 2-3 spray patterns, letting you cover different surfaces more efficiently.

Of course, the difference between these models also stems from the maximum flow rate that will dictate how quickly you'll be able to paint and the motor that will determine its overall performance.

If your repair project isn't only about painting, you might want to consider these cordless drills. Battery-powered and pretty lightweight, these drills can be used pretty much everywhere.

What Features to Compare

Types of paint sprayers

To choose a paint sprayer that will be right for you, you firstly need to decide what you're planning to do with it. In general, there are three types of paint sprayers to choose from - air, pneumatic, and airless. Let's take a close look at the specs of each of them and see how they differ.

  • Airless paint sprayers are mainly used outdoors for covering large areas with paint. They force the paint through the pump at high pressure and high spraying speed. The drawback of using airless paint sprayers is that it’s easy to overspray and apply much more paint than it’s been planned.
  • Air paint sprayers produce a thinner layer of paint and so, they are more preferable for painting smaller surfaces, where accuracy and precision are required.
  • Pneumatic spray guns are much more solid painting devices which boast high performance and mind-blowing speed. They are notable for producing even and well-textured coverage and are most often used by those who need to paint rather large areas.

Principle of operation

Having chosen the air or pneumatic sprayer, you should pay attention to its principle of operation. HP (High Pressure) technology ensures that you can paint fast. Yet, the applied paint would cover only about 45% of the surface and further spraying would be still needed. HVLP (High Volume / Low Pressure) technology is well supported in many appliances. The technique implies that the air inside a sprayer moves under high pressure but at output it gets rarified. That adds to efficiency and spraying over 65% surface at a time.

Pressure

Speaking about pressure, most models are limited to 8 bars. In case the pressure goes over this limit, compressors automatically shut down. Only having reached 6-bar mark, they would resume work and pump up all missing volume of the air. The most powerful models boast 10-bar pressure.

Types of nozzles and compatible surfaces

If you are going to use the sprayer on different materials, please, pay close attention to the types of nozzles and compatible surfaces. If you use metallic paint, the paint sprayer gun with a nozzle of 1.2-1.3 mm will be the most suitable option. The best choice for varnish and acrylic paints is a sprayer gun with a 1.4-1.5 mm nozzle. And finally, the paint sprayer gun with the biggest size (1.7-2.0 mm nozzle) will be perfect for the putty. As a rule, most pneumatic and air spray guns are compatible with all materials! But if you choose to buy an airless sprayer, you should definitely consider the surfaces it's going to be most efficient for.

Tank position

After you decide on basic characteristics, you need to consider the tank position and figure out what kinds of jobs it will suit best. The tank located at the top enables good weight distribution and great spraying speed for heavy-duty jobs whereas paint sprayers with tanks located lower work best for small painting jobs. You also need to consider the set of additional nozzles since they can facilitate a lot of work and provide limitless painting options.

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