Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro Sprayer Review: Pros & Cons
• Easy to use. You don’t need any training before using it. You just press the button and start spraying. No complicated controls or settings required.
• Comes with a manual which explains all the steps needed to operate the product effectively. There are no confusing buttons or switches to fiddle around with either, so you can concentrate on your task at hand!
• Can be used indoors or outdoors. It comes with a spray nozzle that can be attached to the wall of your house or garage. It’s convenient if you want to apply your own outdoor furniture paint without having to worry about damaging it during application.
• Comes with a variety of colors such as black, white, red, yellow and green. They come in different sizes too. If you’re looking for something specific like “black” then you’ll definitely get what you’re after.
• Comes with a lifetime warranty. So there’s nothing holding you back from buying one now!
• It doesn’t come with a cleaning brush, but it does come with a sponge applicator that works well enough for most jobs. However, some paints require special brushes that will not work with the sponge applicator.
How to Use
1. Start off by putting the desired nozzle on the top of the sprayer.
This will allow you to get a better grip when spraying and adds a bit more variety when it comes to the patterns.
2. Next, choose your color and fill up the canister with it.
For this demonstration we’ll be using the black option.
3. Place the fluid container in a safe place (not where children or pets can reach it!
4. Use the manual to see which nozzle you’ll be needing for the job you’re painting.
Once that’s decided, screw that particular nozzle onto the sprayer.
5. Place the trigger handle at the back of the sprayer into your hand and then use your other hand to pull it quickly back and forth.
As you continue to do so, the paint will begin coming out of the nozzle automatically.
6. Once the canister is empty, simply remove the nozzle and replace it with a new one.
Then refill the canister with more of your desired color and you’re ready to go again!
Question: Will I be able to use this for automotive touch-ups?
Answer: Yes, the Titan ControlMax 1700 Pro will work just fine for that purpose. It’s not designed for larger vehicles such as trucks or vans, but for small cars and motorcycles it should work just fine.
Question: Can I use this outside?
Answer: Yes! This sprayer can be used both indoors and outdoors. It comes with a small wall bracket that you can use to mount it to a wall so that it’s at the perfect level for you to paint. It can also be used without this bracket if you prefer. We recommend at least two people for this purpose, however.
Question: I’m not sure what kind of paint I need.
Should I buy the same kind that the manufacturer sells or are there cheaper options?
Answer: The Titan Pro paint is designed to be used alongside this sprayer and is usually a good bet if you’re unsure. There are cheaper options if you look around though. Just make sure you get the right type!
All in all, the Titan Controlmax 1700 Pro is a great buy for anyone looking to touch up or completely repaint small areas. It has a great sturdy design and comes with a variety of nozzles that get the job done. The only complaint would be the relatively small size of the container, but this is to be expected with this kind of product.
Wagner 0529045 Control-Line II Paint Sprayer
• An affordable option for those on a tight budget.
• Comes with a five year warranty.
• The plastic build isn’t as sturdy as some of the other options.
• The fan width is a little on the narrow side.
The Wagner 0529045 is a great option if you’re looking to get a sprayer on the cheap. It’s one of the most affordable options on this list and, while it’s not quite up to the same standards as the other sprayers, it still gets the job done well enough. Let’s take a closer look at what this model has to offer.
The Wagner 0529045 comes with a two-gallon container and operates using a piston pump to feed the paint from the container to the spray gun. It has an adjustable nozzle which allows you to decide how thick or thin you want your coat to be. The fan width of this model is fifteen inches and it can hold up to one gallon of paint with the additional ability to use a one-and-a-half gallon jug. There is a filter inside the container so that dust doesn’t get into the spray gun which would result in a poor quality coat.
Using The Product
The first step is to assemble the parts of the sprayer. The instructions manual has diagrams which make this easy to do. You will need to adjust the lever on top of the container before you start painting so that you get the desired thickness for your coat. Next, you want to put on the appropriate safety gear. This sprayer comes with a filtering system that prevents dust and other impurities getting into the container and clogging the gun.
This means the user is less likely to breathe in harmful particles which is always a plus! The next step is to fill up the container with paint. It’s important that you choose the right kind of paint as this sprayer is designed for oil-based paints such as lacquer, stain, and varnish rather than water-based paints such as latex.
The final step is to take the sprayer outside and give it a test run. Hold the spray gun six to eight inches away from the surface, this will ensure that you have a solid and even coat. If you want a thicker coat, you can easily adjust the nozzle on top of the gun to get the precise thickness you’re looking for.
This sprayer is great for quickly touching up wooden furniture or painting walls in your home. It can even be used for grander projects such as re-doing large sections of drywall. While it’s a great product for what it is, it’s not quite as powerful or sturdy as some of the more professional options on this list.
What Users Are Saying
Most users love the product. It’s lightweight compared to some other sprayers on the market which makes it easier to use over extended periods of time. Many users also appreciate the filtering system that catches dust and other impurities that could otherwise clog the gun. While this model is considerably cheaper than the other options, it still has a sturdy build quality and feels like it’s going to last a long time.
The only real complaint people have is that it can be a bit difficult to figure out how much paint you will need as the containers don’t come with measurements.
Tips & Tricks
You can easily add grass seed to your paint before you spray it on your lawn and this will give the area a nice green hue as it grows.
If you’ve used more than a gallon of paint and still have some left over in your container, make sure to clean it out immediately. This helps prevent the buildup of bacteria which can actually eat away at the plastic on the inside of the container!
All in all, this is a great home use sprayer that will make painting large areas much easier. It’s easy to figure out and has enough power to get most jobs done right the first time. If you’re looking for a great product that won’t break the bank then this is a good choice.
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