A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to get your beat-up Chevy looking like a brand-new car.
The best tool for the job? An electric paint sprayer, any day.
But if you’re unsure of which model to invest in, we separate the trash from the treasure for you and give you our top pick for the best electric paint sprayer for cars, followed by a buying guide and an FAQ section to help you make an informed decision.
Let’s get started!
Wagner Spraytech Control Spray
No matter what the viscosity of the paint is, the Wagner Spraytech can make short work of painting your wall. Simple to use and highly effective, using the Wagner Spraytech isn’t restricted to just your car—you can even use it for indoor and outdoor paint jobs on walls, surfaces, and furniture.
The Spraytech is a high-volume low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer, which also ensures a smooth finish no matter the surface. Easily adjustable settings let you control the pressure and direction of the spray.
Tips to Pick Out a Good Electric Paint Sprayer
Here are some features you should consider before buying an electric paint sprayer:
- Quality and Durability: Cheap sprayers may save you some dollars, but they’re not going to score very well when it comes to quality or be very durable. Cheap sprayers are more easily given to breaking and breaking down.
When you’re tackling a large project, you don’t want your tool to give up on you halfway through, so spend those extra dollars and buy the best sprayer for the job—it’s a worthy investment if you find yourself often doing paint jobs.
- High Pounds per Square Inch (PSI): The higher the psi, the higher the pressure, which means better the atomization of the paint. This, in turn, means a faster, even, and overall better spray job.
- Design: Some sprayers are made of metal and others of plastic; the former is obviously more durable than the latter. However, high-quality plastic sprayers can do as good a job as metal sprayers when it comes to the actual task at hand.
Additionally, look for other features such as adequate hose and cable length, good paint capacity, and so on.
- Warranty: All sprayers have failing parts, so a good warranty is necessary and won’t result in you losing money.
Frequently Asked Questions
What PSI Should My Sprayer Be At?
Different paint jobs require different psi; smaller the surface, lower the pressure required, while touch-up, airbrushing, shading, and the like require psi between 15 and 20. Usually, sprayers work between 15 and 50 psi.
For a base coat, between 26 and 29 psi is ideal, though this may be different for HVLP guns.
What Causes Orange Peel in Paint?
Orange peel happens because of improper painting methods, such as incorrectly setting up the sprayer, incorrect nozzle or air pressure, incorrect angle of painting, and excess paint.
Can Pressure Washers Be Used as Paint Sprayers?
Yes, pressure washers can substitute for paint sprayers.