Though airless sprayers take some learning and getting used to, nothing beats how fast and well you can paint any surface once you’ve got the hang of these tools.
If you’ve got cabinets in need of painting, take our advice—ditch the roller and brush and jump onto the airless sprayer bandwagon for faster and smoother results.
The first step? Getting yourself a good airless sprayer, which is something we can help you with.
Here’s our top airless sprayer pick that does an excellent job with cabinets.
Despite its small build, this airless sprayer from the Wagner stables packs a punch! Equipped to hold up to 1.5 gallons of paint, the Wagner Control Pro 130 is an excellent choice for your cabinet doors and walls.
Usually, overspray is a huge problem with airless sprayers, but this tool’s inbuilt technological features ensure that overspray is cut down by as much as 50%.
Additionally, many, including the manufacturers, claim that the finish that the Wagner Control Pro 130 can provide you with is much less textured than what its competitors can give you.
Here are some tips for choosing the best airless sprayer:
- Types of Sprayers: Before you settle on an airless sprayer, make sure you’ve thoroughly checked out the competition—you might find that these are better suited for the task at hand.
Along with your airless sprayer options, also research pneumatic sprayers and high-volume low-pressure sprayers (HVLP) to ensure that airless sprayers are indeed the best tool for the job.
- Features: Look for features that enhance the user’s experience, such as quick clean-up, paint tank capacity, minimal overspray, adjustability, hose length, and power source. Each of these plays a role in the usage.
For example, the power source will dictate how portable the sprayer is, and the paint tank capacity will tell you whether or not the sprayer is suited for big projects.
- Warranty: Sprayers are built of many tiny parts and a malfunction in even one could render the whole thing useless. Therefore, look for a good warranty deal, so you’re not paying way over the original price for repairs and replacement.
Professionals and cabinet manufacturers use professional-grade lacquer for kitchens as these give a silky-smooth finish. Some also use high-quality water-based paints.
Spray painting horizontally is ideal for vertical surfaces and vice versa. A circular pattern can be used for any surface, though you’ll need to practice this pattern before you nail it.
Priming wood helps give you a more even and smooth finish. For best results, prime the surface and sand it to get rid of any rough textures or bumps.