The Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer is a great choice for homeowners or handymen that have occasional painting projects. It features an Auto Prime design to ensure fast priming and a Power Flush system for easy cleaning. This sprayer includes an SG2 metal spray gun which features a full trigger and in-handle filter. The cart can transport a 5 gal. bucket with the Paint Saver pail hook.
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90%of customersrecommend this product94 of 105reviews
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90%of customersrecommend this product94 of 105reviews
I am a professional painter, been in business for 30 years. I have purchased, rented, and used many different types of airless sprayers over the years, this little Magnum X7 is easily the most fun little unit I have ever owned. Lightweight, easy to get in and out of work areas... and I don't know what some of these people were doing wrong, but I rarely, if ever, had to stop a project because of a problem. Once, it failed to pick up and prime, but I was able to take off the valve, inspect, found a tiny grain of sand lodged in the ball valve, and presto! unit worked like brand new....down time maybe 20 minutes. I rate this Magnum X7 very highly.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
While this does an excellent job once you get it up and running, the biggest problem is the spray tip constantly needing adjustment. I do not understand why it keeps getting clogged. We are using the recommended tip and followed all operating instructions to the letter. This one issue added more time to work that could have been done in under an hour. By the time my husband and I were finished with the job, we were covered in deck paint much more than you get from a roller and brush method. This was all because of fiddling with a spray tip. It's a great unit, but this sort of inconvenience defeats the purpose of having a product meant to save time. The other con is how the unit stops spraying if the paint is not well over the end of the suction tube. You are left with a good amount of paint at the bottom.The reason I bought this was to spare me the pain of having to paint a tremendous amount of lattice work around a split level deck, but now I still have lattice work to paint that only needs a quart or so. That small area of lattice work will take several hours to finish, but it could have been done in just 2 minutes with the sprayer. Ugh. I have decided NOT to use this for the floors of the decks for the fact that this method does eat up more paint than the roller method. I think it is a good unit if you can keep it going without too much fiddling around. It will save you a lot of time and effort for larger jobs. Even with the kinks, the job was done much more quickly than painting lattice by hand. I cannot recommend to others because they might not have the patience to deal with the spray tip issue, or the waste of paint. We will buy a new tip (even though this one was new) to see if there is a difference.
Pros: Even Application, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, gets the job done quickly
Cons: spray tip gets clogged often, eats up more paint, unit stops before paint runs out
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Response from By GracoIncSupport, May 14, 2015By GracoIncSupport, May 14, 2015
Thank you for your feedback on using the Magnum X7 to spray your deck. I am sorry that you experienced problems with tip clogs during your project. Although the ability to reverse the spray tip to clear clogs is a key benefit of our airless sprayers, having to do this continuously throughout your job can be frustrating. Depending upon how old the material is or the type of material used, it may need to be strained to remove larger particles. It is not common, but when you are having to continually clear tip clogs, my recommendation is to strain the material. Paint strainer bags are available at most retailers that sell paint. Your feedback has been very helpful and we plan to update our manual to inform customers to strain their paint if they experience excessive tip clogging during their project. I hope your future painting projects with the Magnum X7 are successful and save you time!
I purchased the x7 sprayer, I immediately noticed it would always get clogged. I constantly have to keep an extra piece of cardboard nearby in order to clean the tip (flip the tip from the spray direction to the open direction then shoot a stream, the flip it back to the spray direction; I call this the spit procedure). The second time I used it would not pickup paint. Called Graco, they taught me how to open it and re-align a spring and check ball in the intake. This got the gun picking up the paint again. The clogging up of the nozzle is always there. You have to constantly have it "spit" on the floor to get it spraying again. Every other time I use the thing I have to re-align the spring and check ball in the intake to get it to run. This is a horrible product, I would not advice anyone to purchase it. Don’t get me wrong, when it works it sprays well. Keeping it running reliably is the problem. By the way I only use new HD purchased paint and primer. Now I’m trying to get out from under it, but lost my receipt and HD won’t take it back.
Used my new X7 to spray Behr Premium semi-transparent stain on my large deck. Covered up the plants and house with Painters plastic and a meticulous taping job. Followed the instructions on the stain and used the 515 spray tip and had my wife back roll with a 5/16" microfiber roller. We knocked this out in no time. Hand brushing all that lattice would have been a chore.The sprayer performed flawlessly. I bought the swivel and the spray hose whip as people suggested. Also, as people have mentioned, the DVD instructions are awesome. This was a water based stain so cleanup was a breeze using the garden hose flush. Lastly, grab yourself a spray shield- 36" x 9" with handle. A great tool to keep from spraying unwanted areas. Go to YouTube and watch videos of people using an airless sprayer. Next up will be spraying my new T1-11 sided shed.
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i have 20 years painting experience . i have used many different types of airless pumps . this is an excellent pump for the price . i was not sure if it would maintain consistent pressure . when i got into an open area . i opened up the gun to see what it could do . it maintained pressure consistently. you will have to add a spray whip and swivel to your hose at the gun to alleviate coiling . but that goes for any airless hose . excellent value for the price . pump , hose and gun . you will not find a better set up for the price . i highly recommend this product ...............
I bought this sprayer, the 20" tip extension, and a couple different tips with it. I love it. I made this purchase to paint the interior of a 3,983 square foot house that has a large great room with 20 foot ceilings and about 25X30. In total we went through about 38 gallons of paint and 9 gallons of Primer. Not many sprayers will spray primer and this one does. I don't usually do reviews but felt compelled to support this product since its so rare these days to feel like you got your money's worth. Take your time cleaning it and it will pay off. I also never strained my paint but probably should have.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean
Cons: you go through more more paint than expected
I have a big painting project and decided to purchase a airless. I had nothing but problems, the tip kept clogging and the suction screen is so tall that it starts to suck air when there is still a lot of paint left in the can. when it is working it works well but it is a fight. I am hoping home depot will take it back. JUNK
I bought 3 X7 paint sprayers in a 24 hr period and non of them worked. All three of them had bad pumps. This isn't an infringement on Homedepot, but on Greco Magnum products. The only product that would push successfully through the equipment was H2O/water. Homedepot needs to find a better wholesale product to perform for the homeowner/contractor remodeler.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Looks Great, Modern
Cons: does not spray latex paint or water based stain
Response from By GracoIncSupport, October 15, 2014By GracoIncSupport, October 15, 2014
Dear Customer, I am sorry you had a bad experience with your Magnum Paint Sprayer. Perhaps you would like to give us a call at 1-800-543-0339. Maybe together we can determine why your sprayer isn't working as expected. Again I am sorry for this, and would like to help resolve this issue. Regards GRACO Technical Assistance
I very seldom write reviews but this product warrants a review. I bought an x7 in 2007 and have used it over and over and it has been a great sprayer. I have used oil paint and primer, latex paint and primer and had no problems with it. I have painted the exterior of 5 houses and the side of an old brick building that took 25 gallons of paint as well as lots of interior work and also have allowed friends to use it that needed a sprayer. All told I would venture a guess it has sprayed over 170 gallons of paint through it. I have replaced a couple tips that have worn out but the sprayer has been great and has made me some extra money doing painting for others. Unfortunately I think the pump is going bad on it now, and I will have to get another one, but who can complain with the time saved and the money earned using it. I will be buying another one just like it since I know it is very reliable. Just wanted everyone who is looking at this sprayer that it is more than worth the price.
I bought this awhile back and had never gotten around to painting the garage. Well HD had paint on sale plus a rebate so I figured it was time. I went to YouTube to "brush up" on how to clean/technic to use it. It turned out real easy to do both. I guess it would have taken a day and a half to roll/brush the garage and it only took about 2 hours to spray, another 1.5 hours or so to mask roof edging and soffit. and about 30 minutes to clean. I also painted an enclosed porch in about an hour including masking a window. Now I'm looking for things to paint. The house has aluminum siding which is still in real good shape (DARN !!).
I had bought two 50' hoses (100' max) and was well worth it. The only minus is the gun included is not a mainstream model and you have to look for filters for it. HD still sells the model and they should still stock consumables but don't. I also opted for a tip that would paint a smaller pattern (more control). I also bought a 10” extension which helped in not having to extend my extension ladder.
Overall it was well worth the money considering that I will be adding on to the house hopefully in the next couple of years.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
After careful review of features,etc on various sprayers I chose to order this model partially based on customer reviews, as I've never used a paint sprayer before. It took about an hour to unpack, watch the DVD and set it up. I am a 43 yr female with no sprayer experience. After few minutes adjusting pressure I was well into my project with no problems. What had took literally weeks to paint by hand before, I had finished in less than 2 hours. Definitely worth the money! It's one of those things you never knew you needed. Kind of like buying and using a pressure washer for the first time. The clean up wasn't as clean and simple as shown on the DVD but wasn't to bad. I also liked that it was easy to manage even with a 5 gal bucket of paint hanging from it. Easy to store due to overall size too.
I bought this unit as I had a barn and house to paint but did not want the hassle of renting since the jobs were broken up over many days. The price point vs renting for this unit made it a break even at 6 days. I have run about 20 gallons of paint through the unit and it has performed very well. My only complaint is around the quality of the hose provided. It is too short and too rigid for my liking. A longer and more flexible hose would be good. The user instructions were easy to follow. The spray gun is well made and provides consistent coverage every time. Cleaning is pretty straight forward and the wheels make it easy to move around. Was a smart buy!
Bought this sprayer over a year ago after trying to paint the ceiling in my house. Tried a couple of other brands that ended up going right back to the store and by hand it took over two hours to do a single room. After trying a couple of test/practice shots in the garage I was ready to go. Re-finished the room I tried by hand in just about 30 mins. Actually did 3 bedrooms, living and dining room and a hallway in just a couple of hours and that included the walls!. Took longer to get prepped than to get the work done and the cleanup between paints and storage was painless. Really a great investment.
The last time I painted my house with a brush and roller it took forever. I was able to spray approx. 400 linear feet of soffit, fascia, eves and gutters in less than 3 hours. It takes longer to clean and prep all of the areas, move the ladders and clean-up the sprayer than paint. You can literally paint as fast as you can move your ladder. The one thing I would definitely recommend is to Purchase a Smaller Size Tip ( both fan width and orifice) than the one provided with the gun. The smaller spray width and volume is just a lot easier to control in tight areas. Produces less overspay.
The Graco X7 sprayer is an excellent time saving product. After reading all the reviews, I was prepared for set up and clean up issues but had none. Followed the quick start and clean up card attached to the sprayer and both were a breeze. Since this was the first time using an air sprayer, I knew I had to start in an area of the fence that was hidden. It took me about 100 feet of my six foot privacy fence to get it right and use the correct application method. The remaining 460 feet was effortless. Covering an area of over 6000 square feet using Behr stain took only 11 hours which included set up and clean up. Looking forward to using this on other projects on my "honey do" list. Thanks Home Depot for a quality product at a great price (and saving me precious time).
Pros: Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great
This is an easy to use airless unit that is suited to the DIY home owner or light commercial painter. In other words this is a high end unit for the home owner or lower end for a professional painter. This unit is easy to setup, use and clean. Having a reversible tip makes cleaning very easy. If you are looking for a painter that will do hundreds of gallons and paint do it day after day you will need something a little better. If you are looking for an airless that will give quality paint jobs for the home owner and will keep doing it for many years this is the one for you. It would be nice if the hose was 50' instead of the 25' that comes with this unit but that must be part of how they keep the price down. The 25' works okay for inside painting projects but 50' would be great for outside painting. Highly recommend for the high end DIYer.
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Review 18 for X7 Airless Paint Sprayer
from Savannah, GA
Great product, take care of it and it will take care of you
I purchased this sprayer in 2006 with a friend of mine after starting a handyman business and we put it right to work. It is shockingly easy to use. This sprayer allows you to spend the needed time to prep certain places for painting. For example, I painted my parents house recently, something I had been doing about every two years, and it was always rolled and brushed. After I purchased this sprayer, I was able to take the time to properly sand the house and do little surface repairs and because of the efficiency and effectiveness of this unit, it has been 4 years since last paint and no need to do again anytime soon. After it was finished, multiple neighbors offered me painting work. It does that good of a job! I was able to paint around 10 or so houses completely with this and then, made the mistake of lending it out to friends and family and they managed to break it. I am however going to purchase another as the price is more than worth the time it saves you on the first job alone. Aside from being much easier to use, it makes the job look fantastic! There's no discerning look between brushed trim and rolled walls, as this is usually an issue. It lays a nice even coat and trim work is completely removed from the job. Well worth it all the way.
I found this very easy to use, set up and clean up. The time savings are INCREDIBLE! I spent 2 days with 3 people getting the first coat on a large garage with very old wood that had a great deal of hand cutting. When I fired this up, I had the entire garage done with 2 more coats in about 3 hours. I've used many different sprayers, this is a good one.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Use, Even Application, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean
Cons: no platform for a 5 gal pail to move as a unit
We had to paint our basement quickly and were worried how to get it done with a VERY textured ceiling. I tried rolling a small area and it took forever and still had missing spots. We bought this sprayer hoping it would make things easier. It does take a lot of time to prep the area since you have to be prepared to get paint everywhere that is not covered. We did not cover the floor since it was down to the concrete base, waiting for a new floor to be installed the next week. We bought head to toe painting overalls, gloves, shoe covers and masks. We were expecting to come out of the process covered in paint. We were shocked to find very little paint on our coveralls once the job was complete and no spots on the floor. You absolutely need to be protected in case something does goes wrong, but the sprayer is very easy to control and to be honest I found it a neater process than using a hand roller, especially for ceiling work. You do need to cover areas that you don't want painted because there is over-spray, but it's not nearly as bad as what we expected. It took less than 2 hours to do a 2000 square foot area, including the ceiling. You are working at pretty much the speed that you can walk. The time we saved on this single room was worth the investment, but we are looking forward to using it to do our garage areas as well. I'm not sure if it was the sprayer or the paint, but this is also the first time I have ever been able to get away with a single coat of paint. We did have to touch up a few areas where we went too quick, you know this because it will show as stripes. We re-sprayed those areas in less than 10 mins and it dried to a perfect match with rest of the wall. The instructional dvd is excellent and recommended that you check your specific paint can for the proper nozzle. The sprayer comes with a 515 nozzle, but our Sherwin Williams HGTV paint suggested a size of .017-.021. We got a 619 and that worked well. I would definitely recommend using one of the respirator style masks with the cartridges versus the simple paper looking masks, especially when painting an interior area. I liked that this model made it easy to move a 5 gal bucket of paint as you rolled the sprayer to a new position. The lower end models don't have this design. This model has a 50 foot hose which worked pretty well. A 75 or 100 foot would have saved us some moving around, but overall it wasn't too bad. Finally, it really wasn't that hard to get the hang of the process. We had a few drips early on, so we kept a hand roller handy to smooth those out, but I think we only needed to roll out 5 drips over then entire room. If you have a large area to paint and you want to get the painting process over with quickly and end with a very smooth finish, this sprayer is a terrific tool.