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Beautifying Your Home With the Graco Magnum X5

June 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 225

Speed and quality are the two things all too often lacking from a large home paint job when the paint is applied with a brush. Even a small house or a detached garage can take days to complete, while drips, runs, and missed recesses are all too common. If you have a project such as this in mind, the Graco Magnum X5 is an example of the perfect equipment. The Graco Magnum X5 Electric Airless Paint Sprayer is made for the home handyman who has grand painting ideas - a redesigned interior color scheme, fence and outbuilding painting, etc.

This powerful device uses no compressed air, either self-supplied or from a compressor, but instead relies on a stainless steel piston pump that can provide.24 gallons per minute of flow. The paint cup needed for more than a few seconds spraying would need to be colossal, so instead, a 25 foot, sturdy, flexible hose links the Sprayer to a 1- or 5-gallon can of material.

This hose detaches, allowing a garden hose to be clamped to the adapter to squirt the device clean within a few minutes after each use. A precision control knob and well-designed nozzle ensure good control and smooth, sputter-free operation that produces a slickly featureless paint job - without streaks, runs, or drips. Users speak highly of the finish that the gun provides, and how it can paint a typical detached one car garage's exterior in under an hour, rather than days of swiping with brushes. The sprayer is at its best for big projects, where it provides huge savings in time and frustration.

You can, of course, use the Magnum X5 for smaller projects, too - a couple of chairs, a repaired doorframe that needs touchup, etc. The painting results themselves will be good - two quick coats will produce deep color, full, smooth coverage, and an expert look without a hint of brushstrokes. Such small tasks will be done in a few heartbeats with 14.4 gallons per minute of spray! However, as many satisfied but observant users note, the device wastes a lot of paint on these small projects. It is designed for medium to large jobs (by home painting standards), and is too powerful to be thrifty with paint when the surface being painted is smaller than a wall, fence, or shed.

The biggest drawback noted by home painters is that the Graco Magnum X5 produces large clouds of paint droplets in the workspace. Not only is a respirator a must, but the wielder of this device should cover all surfaces not meant to be painted, and provide a means of moving the paint laden air outside to maintain visibility, such as a fan in the window. This is not a problem outdoors, though proper breathing and eye protection should still be worn.

Though the included owner manual is somewhat incomprehensible, the DVD packaged with this painter gives clear instructions and extremely helpful techniques for using the device effectively. With the advice of the DVD and some quick practice on scrap lumber, even a novice can get great results from the Graco Magnum X5 Airless Paint Sprayer, especially when it is used for the large scale projects that make the most efficient use of its 14.4 gallon per hour output and vigorous but smooth spray. It will enable you to work fast and get fine results, wasting far less time than you would with a brush or roller and cleaning up lightning fast with a garden hose clamped to the adapter.

Stan Harper is a writer who specializes in tools and home improvement. You can check out his latest website about Paint Sprayer Reviews, where he will provide you with unbiased reviews and buying advice for many types of paint sprayers, including the Graco Magnum X5, airless sprayers and much more.

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