Looking for the right exterior paint sprayer for your next job? We take a close look at the best in the business and recommend one outstanding sprayer that we think deserves your special attention.
It's not easy choosing a heavy duty paint sprayer for exterior walls. There's a lot to choose from and so much confusing jargon banded around.
We aim to make things easy in this post where we review the top models on the market.
There's one paint gun in particular that we think is better than all others and we'll discuss why in some detail. Pros, cons, facts, stats, opinions, and all!
Start off by seeing how the top models compare in the comparison table, before reading our detailed reviews that follow.
The Top Exterior Sprayers Compared
Check out the top models in the comparison table below.
Our Top Pick
Graco Magnum X7
Titan ControlMax 1700
Krause & Becker
HomeRight Power Flo Pro
The Top Exterior Sprayer Reviews
Now, see exactly what we think of each model. We've got all the details that you need to make a decision.
Graco Magnum X7 OUR TOP PICK
We'll cut to the chase. In our opinion, the Magnum X7 is the best paint sprayer for exterior house walls.
In short, there are three areas where it especially shines:
- It handles heavy materials with ease.
- It sprays paint at an impressive rate.
- It's easy to clean.
But let's go into some detail about how it achieves these feats.
Speed and Flow
With a flow rate of 0.31 gallons/minute, it's not got the fastest paint delivery rate of our recommended sprayers. However, it's only second to the Titan ControlMax (0.33 gal/min).
The key here is in the range of pressure that the X7 gives. With a much wider range in operating pressure, it gives much more control to the user over the paint delivery.
It achieves this with a 5/8 hp universal motor, which allows a maximum pressure of 3000 psi (compared to the 1500 psi of the Titan ControlMax). In fact, if you need more "juice" then the Pro and Commercial models are exactly what you're looking for.
The Magnum X7 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Primarily a paint sprayer for house exteriors due to its ability to handle unthinned paint with ease, it could also handle smaller jobs due to the wide range of operating pressures. It features a durable stainless steel piston pump which gives it the strength to spray unthinned paint at high pressures. It's just as at home with stains as it is with heavy latex.
The paint can be delivered to the gun through a flexible suction tube. This gives the option of spraying directly from a paint bucket, which as you will know can save so much time. It actually has the power to support up to 100 feet of hose. This gives the ability to paint a second or third storey of a building and also gives you a greater degree of freedom in planning your painting project.
If you've used a paint sprayer before you'll know that maintenance is a big deal. Thick paints are a pain and you've got to make sure you spend the time keeping your sprayer in tip-top condition.
Thankfully, this is an area where the Graco Magnum X7 excels.
For starters, it comes with what Graco call the PowerFlush Adapter. This is a very grand name but it's a very simple piece of kit. It allows you to attach the sprayer to a garden hose for fast cleaning after a heavy spray session.
Then there's the Switch Tip. This feature is a small switch located at the tip-end. It allows clogged tips to be quickly and easily unblocked with a simple twist. Again, this feature will save you time and it's an excellent addition.
Bottom Line: In our book, the Graco Magnum X7 is the best exterior paint sprayer in the business. It delivers heavy paints smoothly with its wide range of operating pressures and importantly will save you time with Graco's smart maintenance features.
Titan ControlMax 1700
The ControlMax is an Amazon Best Seller with an outstanding 2-year warranty. We touched on it earlier when we mentioned the impressive paint flow rate of 0.33 gallons/minute, but that's not the only thing this airless paint sprayer for exterior walls has going for it.
Perfect for plowing through large surfaces areas in little time the ControMax packs a 0.6 horsepower engine that delivers spray with a consistent finish. It easily handles unthinned paints thanks to the new tip technology which reduces overspray by up to 55% in the words of Titan.
Overspray is a big deal with these powerful exterior sprayers and will cost you a lot of money in terms of wasted paint. It's not to mention terrible for the environment too, as the wasted spray pollutes the air.
A big part of the this reduced overspray comes down to the reduced pressure it works with when compared to rival models. At just 1500 PSI compared to the Magnum X7's 3000 PSI this exterior spray gun has a much softer finish that is easier to control (and wastes less paint).
The new ControlMax tip can handle up to a 0.017" fitting and improves on control and consistency. The fluid section is also able to be broken down into its component pieces so they can be easily cleaned or replaced when needed. By ensuring these smaller, cheaper pieces are running efficiently you can prolong the life of the motor.
The standard 1700 model lacks the cart-style wheels of some other models on here, but the Pro version fixes this.