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Graco Ultra Handheld Airless Sprayer

Written by on May 3, 2017 in Product Reviews, Sprayers with 6 Comments

2017: Year of the Comeback for Handheld Sprayers? There is a new line of Graco Ultra handheld airless sprayers for 2017. If you have used handheld sprayers in the past, keep reading because the technology has changed considerably. The new offerings from Graco are no longer called “ProShots”. And they have very little in common […]

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Preview: Graco Ultra Handheld Sprayers

Written by on February 4, 2017 in Handheld/Cordless, Sprayers with 10 Comments
Preview: Graco Ultra Handheld Sprayers

[Publisher Update: Graco Ultra Handheld Full Review now available] Graco’s 2017 lineup includes a total remodel of the handheld sprayer, now to be referred to as Graco Ultra (or Ultimate) Handheld Sprayers. We all recall the ProShots and TrueCoats from over the years. They’ve had their ups and downs. We’ve been working with handhelds for […]

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New: Fine Finish Low Pressure Tips by Graco

Written by on January 29, 2017 in Sprayers, Uncategorized with 9 Comments
New: Fine Finish Low Pressure Tips by Graco

If you have been following TCR for very long, you have probably noticed a constant focus on spraying at lower pressures. The new series of Graco RAC X Fine Finish Low Pressure tips are a compelling and EASY step in that direction. Controlling airborne mist and overspray does two things for us. First, it makes […]

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Graco GX 19 Compact Fine Finish Sprayer

Written by on October 22, 2016 in Product Reviews, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 8 Comments

Graco GX 19: A New Fine Finish Spraying Technology One of the fun aspects about being product and tool testers is that we get to see and figure out what manufacturers are trying to accomplish with new product launches. We have tested and reviewed a few new tools this year that were introduced to fill […]

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Graco 395 Finish Pro II

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 21 Comments

Graco 395 Finish Pro II In 2014, Graco released an improved line of fine finish sprayers, which includes improved 395 and 595 versions of the legendary Finish Pro air assisted sprayers. Topcoat began testing the 395 Finish Pro II several months prior to its release, and we were able to provide some practical input to […]

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An Easy Airless Spraying Rig

Written by on July 7, 2013 in Airless, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 12 Comments

Every Painter needs a good “Rock Rig” While high volume pumps are still all the rage in airless spraying, the middle weight .5 gpm class of skid style pumps will always have a place in the painter arsenal. In fact, .5-ers, whether blue or red in color, may well be the most commonly hauled out […]

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Cordless and Cool: A Simple History of Graco Cordless Handheld Sprayers

Cordless and Cool: A Simple History of Graco Cordless Handheld Sprayers

ProShot Cordless Family Tree Todd and Scott have been testing, reviewing and downright using/abusing Graco handheld sprayers since their inception in 2010, when the original, first generation ProShot came out. What has been interesting to us about this family of handheld sprayers is that they challenge the user to modify his or her spray technique, […]

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Accelerating Small Tasks

Written by on July 28, 2012 in Handheld/Cordless, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 13 Comments

It’s not the elephants that will kill you, it’s the mosquitoes. This old adage holds particularly true for paint contractors. It is the smallest, most tedious tasks that bog down production. And often the small projects show the most profit evaporation. Finding the areas that are hurting the most and correcting them is key. But sometimes, […]

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News: Kremlin and Apollo Join Forces

News: Kremlin and Apollo Join Forces

Kremlin Rexson and Apollo Sprayers have formed a relationship: Kremlin (Exel) is perhaps most famous in the paint industry and residential finishing sector for their classic 10.14 pump and the gold Xcite Airmix gun. Their recently launched EOS pump, which we are in the process of testing for future review, is expected by some in […]

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Titan 440 Multi Finish: Impact Player?

Written by on March 10, 2012 in Air Assisted Airless, Sprayers, Uncategorized with 16 Comments

Life With Less Overspray: Titan 440 Multi Finish In recent years, tool manufacturers have made it easier for painting contractors to get our hands on more sophisticated equipment that make it possible for us to use one tool to complete many typical tasks. More specifically, the leaders in different paint tool categories have established very […]

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