Airless paint sprayers are a great tool for professional painters and those who like to do their own painting. They can be used for a multitude of projects. A quality paint sprayer can cost several hundred dollars, but you can find good used ones for half the cost of a new one. There are several things that you need to look for when you purchase a used sprayer to avoid purchasing a unit that will perform poorly.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Things You’ll Need:
• 1 gallon paint
• Written guarantee
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Look for a used sprayer locally. When purchasing used equipment, including airless paint sprayers, it is best to purchase one locally. If something goes wrong with the sprayer, you have immediate access to a solution. Many used sprayers will come with a warranty for a minimum of 90 days.
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Ask how old the sprayer is and what it was used for. If a painting contractor used the paint sprayer, it would be wise to look for another one. Painting contractors, especially commercial painters, use airless sprayers almost on a daily basis. This does not mean that the sprayer will not work, but it might not last long.
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Use the sprayer if at all possible or ask for a demonstration. This is important if you purchase your sprayer from a private individual. Bring a gallon of paint to test the sprayer pump. If this is not possible, ask for a written warranty.
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Purchase your used or reconditioned airless sprayer from a supplier. There are several manufacturers’ that rebuild spray equipment to function like new. Reconditioned paint sprayers will come with at least a 90-day warranty, and some will come with a one-year warranty.