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Textured walls still seem to be the craze, and texturing with a sponge still seems painfully slow. If you’re tired of sponging it on, try shooting it out of this hopper gun instead. You can find less expensive hopper guns, some of which only handle paint, but the Sharpshooter I features seven different orifice sizes, a handy air-control valve, and a big trigger for less hand fatigue.

Though the instruction sheet calls the tool a drywall hopper gun, it goes on to mention that the gun works with any material that’ll gravity-feed from the hopper and fit through one of the orifices. So, for about $72 you’ll be able to spray a lot of different materials in a lot of different patterns.

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4 Responses to Sharpshooter I Hopper Gun

  1. I can’t even begin to express how much I hate textured walls and ceilings. Ever try to patch a surface that’s textured? Sure a good smooth patch takes a little finesse, but at least you can paint it and never notice it again. Maybe a Pro who does it everyday might be able to get the texture to match somewhat. A home-owner has no chance.

    Nothing says mass produced house to me like textured ceilings. To me it says they were too cheap to pay a guy to finish the ceiling (or walls) right.

  2. mike t says:

    The cheapest hopper i’ve seen is the $20 Harbor freight one.
    Not sure if its bettor or worse than a home depot one 3 times the price.
    I nearly bought an expensive texture machine with a compresor/pump/mixer cart that hold a lot of texture and sends it through a hose to lightweight gun , Holding a heavy hopper obove yoru head gets old really fast if you do it alot. But i stoped doing so much insurance work so i still use my old regular hopper on occasion. Plus insurance companys often pay to scrape down whole ceilings and respray rather than scrape down around the repairs and try to blend it in which can usually but not always be done if your good.

    As a pro i can match texture, but your right a homewowner wouldnt have much of a chance of making it that invisible withou scraping down the whole ceiling.

    If you really hate teh texture look you can scrape down the texture and skim coat your ceiling with compound a few times to make to make your ceiling flat… I’ve doen that serveral times.

  3. Jim K. says:

    While I agree that textured walls and ceilings might very well be considered the work of the devil, I’ve actually had some success in patching small areas with the orange peel variety using the aerosol can texture that Homax makes. After accidentally putting a 4″ hole in a wall at a previous apartment (don’t ask) I was still able to put in a patch that was good enough my AR landlord never noticed. A can of texture, a bit of paint, a bit of time and some patience saved me a good deal off that security deposit.

  4. fred says:

    I’d stick with the cheapest hopper you can get for a cheap job. We had a cheap motel call us to redo their popcorn ceilings – I suggested a different contractor.
    When we run into it in houses – we recommend a complete demo job – with a new drywall ceiling – it results in a faster and better job.

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