If you want more detail than that, please watch my video or read the full text review below where I compare the handheld Grayco TrueCoat 360 DS Airless sprayer I have been using for a couple of years now to this device.
A little background… I bought a home about 2yrs ago, and as I’m sure many new home owners can relate I have been banging away on projects ever since! I originally purchased the Grayco 360 sprayer to serve as my go-to solution for the plethora of large paint jobs I had to get done (AKA the wife ordered make to do!). However, since finishing a majority of those larger projects that Grayco sprayer has sat dormant as I realized it was simply too much of a hassle to setup/clean when I’m just looking to paint a small item like a chair or whatever. Thats where this Ginour sprayer comes in! I bought this hoping it could serve as a half-way point b/w the heavy-duty Grayco TrueCoat 360 and hand-painting. Here’s my thoughts on how that worked out:
- The ability to simply load up paint and start spraying without any need to 1st extract all the air, and go thru a complicated startup process.
- Quick and easy cleanup: The front spray assembly actually pops completely off with a simple switch, and can be easily taken to a sink for clean out.
- Fully reusable Quart+-sized hard-plastic paint container instead of these flimsy/thin plastic ones that come with the Grayco.
- Long cord (6’+ vs ~1’ on the Grayco 360): This may seem like a minor thing to point out, but in reality its a big deal and its another “Ease of use” feature that will likely lead to you using this more.
- Good Coverage, Easy Adjustment: Clean even paint coverage, w/ the ability to adjust the width of the spray with a simple sliding toggle. The Grayco 360 also allows you to change the pattern but you must turn the whole spray nozzle to do so which is sometimes inconvenient.
- Less Time-Consuming Prep Work: Due to the lack of volume this puts out you certainly do not need to be nearly as concerned about overspray and paint particles drifting all over your work space. For the most part as you can see in the video the paint stayed within about an 10-15” radius while I was spraying.
- VERY low price compared to even the entry level Grayco airless spray gun ($60 vs $200 for Grayco)
- Underpowered Motor: The sprayer overall seems to struggle at times putting out good/consistent volume especially when using thick un-thinned paints it. Compared to the Grayco 360, I have to give the Grayco the advantage as it simply puts out significantly more volume per min, easily allowing me to paint a large room in 30mins or so.
- Included Nozzles Not Quite Large Enough, no available accessories: Although the sprayer comes with diff types/sizes of spray nozzles, I found for me even the largest nozzle (2.6MM) was still not quite big enough.
* This is one area where the Grayco 360 excels as it comes w/ 2 diff sizes of nozzles for a thin or large coverage area. They also sell many diff sized nozzles separately for pretty much whatever you want to do.
- Gets Fairly Warm After Prolonged Use: Im not sure if maybe this was just the way I was using it or something with the unit itself but my wife did remark to me after pointing the door I painted in the video that the sprayer had become quite warm to the point she had to let it cool for a bit.
In conclusion, although this sprayer is not nearly as powerful as the Grayco 360, it is also not nearly as expensive! I’d say whether or not you could get away with this unit will really come down to: A) How much space are you looking to paint? And B) How often do you plan n to use this unit? If your answers to those questions are not too big, just a small kids room and/or 1 off furniture pieces, and you only would be painting those sorts of items a few times per year, then id say yeah go for it! It is more than capable of producing in those sorts of scenarios, and the reduction in overall complexity, quicker startup time, and easier clean process makes it a solid option for the occasional DIY’er.