I fully realize that no reasonably-priced paint sprayer is going to give you the same kind of finish you can achieve with careful brushing, but what about a guy who just wants to stain a fence or two? Would it be worth buying a cheap sprayer to save one’s arms?
Black & Decker’s “Plus Paint Sprayer” (pictured) sells for $80 at Sears right now (and the same from Amazon). B&D claims a “1 gallon in 15 minutes” flow rate, and it ships with a couple of tips and two “replacement atomizer valves.”
I’ve seen a number of other electric sprayers in this price range, too, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to buy one because I’m concerned that they might not make it through the job — or that it might not do the job at all.
So what do you Toolmongers think? Have you used any of these less expensive models? If so, how’d they work? Are there others you’d recommend, either in this price range — or higher priced models that we should consider as an investment?
Let us know in comments.