RYOBI introduces the very first consumer sprayer to use a reversible spray tip, the ProTip is here. The design of the ProTip allows the user to rotate the tip 180 degrees to clear clogs quickly and rotate back 180 degrees to continue spraying. Now you can achieve the professional results you want at a price that is more affordable. The 1.5qt quick lock container easily locks into place to help prevent spills and allows longer time between re-fills. ProTip is ideal for painting or staining decks, fences, garage doors, cabinets, closet doors, trim, storage sheds or outdoor furniture.
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51%of customersrecommend this product35 of 69reviews
Rating Breakdown75 reviews
51%of customersrecommend this product35 of 69reviews
I just used my new sprayer last weekend. After having a little trouble with dripping, I consulted the manual. The tip was too loose. I tightened and what a difference. The only down side was when the paint got low it would "sputter". I sprayed a semi-gloss poly on a new shelf for above my bar. The finish was consistent and dried very quickly. Twice I had to reverse the tip to clear a clog. Great feature! Overall a good hobby/home sprayer.
Pros: Even Application, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Dries Quickly
The designers should have created a screw on canister or a better way of latching the can to the gun. This design enables one to insert and twist the can onto the gun but while painting, the gun may vibrate the can a bit and it may come apart from the gun, as it did in my case. I was lucky the carpet was bad and was going to be replaced because when that can came aprt from the gun paint went everywhere! This is the only thing I did not like about this gun, the twist on design. It would have been better to have designed it where the can would stay better secured to the gun.
I paint cars for a living and baught this to paint stuff in my house to prevent having to drag air lines everywhere. I've used it to spray shellac, latex, urethane, and even cut roofing tar with laquer thinner for the bottom of my tractor. I've never had a problem with it although solvents most likely aren't good for it. Most of the clogging problem is knowing the viscosity you need for your material to spray properly.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
Used my new Ryobi ProTip corded sprayer this weekend to paint our shed. Found that large mouth paint container easy to fill, also like that fact that it screws back onto the sprayer completely full without making a mess. Thought that the sprayer might be front heavy when full of paint, but found it to be comfortable and balanced. Took a short break and found that the latex had gummed up a bit...Reversed the tip to clean and was back in business. Clean up of the unit was quick and easy. Very happy with the ease use and the overall quality of the sprayer.
Pros: Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, easy to fill
I painted my whole house "two stories" with this thing. The secret is using latex paint conditioner. I had two clogs in ten gallons of paint and cleared them instantly with the reversible tip. The painters wanted $4500 and I did it for $600 with the ultra paint and have a great paint sprayer. Don't forget the conditioner.
I used the protip sprayer last weekend to spray a planter/bench combination, I like the well balanced in your hand and specially the reversible tip, I strained and thin down the paint just a little and I was able to finish the job with only reversing the tip twice, I love how ease it is to clean and to store it away for the next time. Great unit for the price.
Pros: High Quality of Material, Easy Instructions, Easy to Use, Easy to Clean, Looks High End
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Review 7 for ProTip Corded Sprayer
Avoid this purchase
PostedJanuary 27, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
We purchased this product to paint cabinets and had two problems from the start: 1) the paint cannister would not stay locked. Twice in less than two hours we were cleaning up spilled paint; 2) the atomizer broke. The atomizer breaking is no big deal, it comes with a second one and can easily be replaced. Luckily the paint cannister landed on the counter the first time and in the cabinet the second time and we didn't end up with paint getting under the plastic we laid out. However, it could easily have been a major disaster.
I got this on a home depot deal of the day, price driven. I have a very large deck that I have to stain. The last thing I wanted to do was hand dip a rag or paint brush, plus I had spindles. The sprayer definitely spattered. Was horrible to use as a spray down option, however it did what I needed. I sprayed, then rubbed in. Didn't care about spatter because I blended by hand. It helped on the spindles because I could spray in 1 stroke and get the stain on them, then rub around. It would have taken me a lot longer the old way, but if this was paint I would have been furious. The motor is very quiet, it is light weight easy to use. I did read reviews and some have solved the spatter issue. I would not have paid 1 cent more and still think it is over priced. Could never have used it in doors, or for paint, but okay to do a quick transfer of what you are using to pallet ( walls/floors) but expect to smooth with brush roller or rag.
Pros: Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great
I got this spayer for work. I also purchased the cordless version for for home. I have spayed deck stain and latex paint. The unit it lightweight and works well. The unit is also quiet. I have a old (other brand) sprayer and that thing sounds like I'm getting electrocuted everytime I use it. I always thin latex paint when spraying, and sofar i haven't had a clog. The reverse tip is a great change to this unit, from older models. Cleaning is also easy. Empty out the reservoir, clean it and the draw tube and bottom of the gun. Fill it with warm, clean water and spray until clear. It really cleans all internal parts. I would recommend this and the cordless version.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Dries Quickly
I read the previous review and fortunately my experience was nothing like that. I used this to spray about a 1/4 mile of board fence around the horse pasture. The paint is a thick latex and linseed fence paint that usually goes on best with a brush. This sprayer powered right through it and I loved the self cleaning nozzle. If you've never used this paint before it tends to clump when it sits for a while, so this feature was a life saver. The finish was at least as good a brush job and it took half the time. I love this sprayer and will definitely use it for more projects!
I bought this thing today, drove home 20 miles and had 7 wood panel doors painted in about an hour including removing the doors, setting them up and removing the hardware......I associate any errors and spattering to operator error. Just stand by with a brush ready to take care of any spattering...cause its gonna happen....
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern
Have had many Wagner sprayers over the years. I use them for the medium size projects. This Ryobi is hands down superior. It's quieter,has half the vibration and is more comfortable . The easy twist paint cup holds just the right amount not making the gun too heavy. The nozzle is top notch and sprays a consistent pattern with minimal over spray.Shot 100 ft of fence with 2 coats non-stop with no issues.
the seal around the top of the paint container does not seem to be tight enough. paint constantly leaked out anytime you tipped the sprayer to spray up even a bit. i was covered in paint dripping and my hands looked like i had bathed in paint.
We purchased this to paint the entire interior of our house. Product never worked right. It constantly clogged even with thinned paint. Also the paint container slips off the gun. My son was using it on a ladder and the paint container slipped off the gun and hit the ground. I had paint all over my legs, my clothes, my shoes. Also we had to replace the atomizer with the spare after 1 use. With all the clogs and the spills we wasted so much time and so much paint. Plus when you're almost out of paint it sputters paint all over your walls.
Basically very easy to use and clean. Much easier to maintain and clean then a regular airless sprayer with pump, hose, and gun. I used for latex paint, slightly thinned with water, for spaying kitchen cabinets. Worked great.
Pros: Even Application, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use
I have two other competitive brand sprayers that I bought over the years… not sure why, it seems the prep time, touching up the sputtering and clean-up negates some of the speed of spraying.
Well, this one is better but still suffers the same issues as the others…not enough power to spray paint right from the can (I know I’m supposed to dilute, but the ideal is right from the can), sputtering and long clean-up (I’m picky and expect the parts to be spotless when done). I do like the ¼ turn (more like 1/8 turn) cup removal however I was constantly worried it would come loose and spill paint everywhere (it didn’t… but that doesn’t mean it wont as it wears out,). Also, the cup opening is very large, a benefit for filling and cleaning up. One of the best attributes is that it was a lot quieter than the other ones. Don’t underestimate the value of this.
I didn't find the reversible tip a "must have feature". Maybe for some paints there is a benefit, I didn't. Regarding clean-up and maintenance, this has more parts than my other sprayers. To me, more parts = more time to clean and more things that could break. But you don’t get added features (flip tip) without more complexity.
Overall, if you can get this at a good price, and the job is big enough to justify the clean-up time, then yeah it worth considering but bear in mind it takes some set-up time (thinning) and trials (get big cardboard boxes to do trials on) before any sprayer will spray properly.
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We stained our back fence last Saturday, all 250 feet of it, in just a few hours. The ProTip feature was great for clearing clogs. My only complaint is that the paint cup is not very secure. It vibrated loose and fell off twice, wasting a quart of stain each time. Luckily it happened in an area of the yard that did not matter.
I am a professional painter. I have a larger Titan paint sprayer but needed a small paint sprayer for a small project (painting half brick walls in a sun room). Liked the reversible tip so I thought I would try this sprayer. Used an interior paint with a Matte finish. It sprayed fine for first ten minutes although I had to reverse the tip after setting it down to move my spray protector pieces of cardboard...not more than a minute of sitting each time. After about 15 mins. of use, I had to set up to spray a larger wall and the sprayer set for about 5 mins. When I went to use it again, it would not spray again, even when I reversed the tip. I kept reversing the tip for a few minutes and could not get it to spray. So, I took the unit apart to clean the spray parts under hot water. After I came back and put everything back together within ten minutes, the piston had become so hot that it locked up and I could not even get the piston out of the unit. I cleaned everything up and returned it to HD for a refund. Would not recommend purchasing this unit even. Not sure what the problem was.
Don't know why people have given this product a bad review. Ryobi seems to make every type of power tool available. Some are great and others make a great paperweight. Example: The Ryobi 18v drill is one of the best on the market for its price range, and even professionals are taking notice, while the 18v circular saw is junk. The Ryobi ProTip Corded Sprayer will make a great paperweight, but functions even better as paint spryer. I used it to paint a backyard fence, and was really surprised with the simplicity of the product; even cleaning it was easy (minimal parts). The “blow away” function is another bonus and helps clean out the spryer tube while in use, instead of using tooth pick and bush to clean out clogs while in use. The trick to using any paint spryer is to add some type of paint thinner. I believe this is why people had problems. This item is also made for latex paint only, no oil base products. Over all if you are reading my review you should buy this product. This product is easy to use, clean, and will last you a life time.
Pros: Very Adhesive, Even Application, High Quality of Material, Easy to Apply, Easy Instructions, Good Coverage, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Protection, Looks Great, Looks High End, Modern