Share your experiences and opinions about this tool.
The proshot is a great addition to the arsenal. If you need to shoot one door, or do touch up on a sprayed wall, it is very easy to set up and use. You can also do small areas with it, although if you are spraying more than a quart, might be better to get the rig out. Here is a complete review, http://topcoatreview.com/2010/11/26/graco-proshot-review-2010/
Good idea, poor implementation. I had one unit that I exchanged for a new one since it was not spraying well. The sprayer was not putting out enough paint. Figured out later that storing the unit in paint thinne, standard practice amongst painters for storage, swelled the siphon tube so they did not fit well. Graco only states not to use things like lacquer in the unit. The rep even says that mineral spirits should be fine, but it is not unless they changed the plastic material.
On the second unit, it worked well at first but after storing it for a while it was laying out WAAAAYYYY too much material, even with the fine finish plug installed and the size 11 orifice tip. If I moved the gun any faster, there were spots where the pulsing pattern would cause misses on the door being sprayed and it would still run and sag with unthinned latex paint. Huge mess on the door. And we were using the exact same product that when the second gun was new worked flawlessly for a set of three doors. I once again stored it in thinner, but removed the siphon tube and my guess is the paint thinner messed up something internally, even though the Graco rep assures me this is impossible. The rep insisted I must have used lacquer in it, but I have not. I do not even spray lacquer anymore.
2 stars for the good idea but I no longer trust this particular product. Between the pulsing pattern and my problems above, I cannot recommend this product and believe Graco does not take concerns seriously about their products.
I have pretty bad tennis elbow and the battery model was to heavy to be waving around. Love the corded model buts out alot of paint I think. also real easy to use and clean up too.
I think they are crude and heavy. The pulsating pump can give inconsistent results. It is ok for touch up work on sprayed finish but lacks any adjustment or flexability. Better to put your money into an HVLP that gives you more flexability.
Too much trouble, gun had to be held straight or no paint pickup. Gun had to be stored straight up. Always lost prime, shot waaayy too much paint, lots of overspray.
Only good for vertical surfaces and then paint would usually run
Wasted my money. I went back to Graco bigger unit and DeVilbiss gun with comp.
plastic. 2 times exchanged
1st time the plastic cracked where the paint pale attaches.
2nd-time batteries were bricks. luckily the paints store had mercy one and exchanged them. from what I heard the batteries are now a different make,