The Graco HV2900 is a lightweight and versatile HVLP paint spray station that works great on small to medium size projects inside and outside the home. The Graco HVLP paint spray station sprays a 6'x6' area in 4 minutes and has 3 spray patterns, vertical or horizontal for flat surfaces and a round pattern for detailed work. The sprayer features a 1 qt, wide-mouth paint container, angled paint pick up tube, stain/latex tip, thumb control paint flow dial, has 450 watt turbine and 39 CFM.
Factory Refurbished Graco HV2900 Paint System. Guaranteed to meet or exceed specifications and performance of a brand new unit.
I bought this even though I already own an HVLP gun. The viscosity cup is too big. Three minutes is long, especially when you have to keep adding thinner and retesting. If it takes 5 or 6 tries, you are talking it taking more than 15 to 18 minutes to thin. This in reality is more like 30 minutes. You have to add the thinner each time, mix it, and test it. The other HVLP gun I own has a much smaller viscosity cup. I use this one instead; it is about a 1/3 of the size. What I like better about the Graco than the other HVLP gun is that it can spray the paint at a thicker viscosity. Using the smaller viscosity cup, the Graco can spray at a viscosity of 1 minute, where the other gun sprays at a viscosity of 30 seconds. The paint goes on nice and smooth. Clean up is easy (when spraying water-based paint), oil is a pain in the butt regardless. For the price, you cannot beat it, and I do not think you will be disappointed with the results. I use my gun for painting interior doors and trim. I never used it to spray a room or a ceiling, so I cannot comment on that. For large areas like that, I have an airless sprayer.
I own a couple of compressors, airless sprayers, HVLP guns and systems - all take time to set up, paint and clean up afterwards. Results have not been all that great. I bought two of these units for a couple of small projects - I really didn't want to mess with the heavy duty tools for a small job or transport one unit - easier to buy two. I could not be happier with my purchase. Yes there were a few paint spots (expected on refurbished products) - they cleaned up with no problems. I got the best results on my small jobs - much better than expected.
The unit was easy to clean up afterward; much easier than more expensive and complex tools. As for thinning - anyone who would spend thirty minutes with a viscosity cup should find another hobby. Paint, even expensive paint, can be thinned by eyeball and contolled with the spray volume knob. I've known some great old time finishers and painters (my grandpa was one of them) who never measured anything. My brother was a paint manufacturer and couldn't paint a doorknob - I guess he never watched grandpa.
This is a great unit at a great price for what it does best - small jobs. If you want to paint a house with it, you are barking up the wrong tree. Yes the hose blows off once in a while and it could be better designed. Take two seconds, plug it back in and don't stress over it.
For the price I paid (approximately $35) this was a great deal! It took me a bit to figure out the best process but now I can very quickly thin my paint, fill the paint sprayer and go to town. The results are fantastic. I've painted 4 doors, 2 sets of closet doors and a bit of trim. Clean up is simple and very fast. I am quite pleased with my purchase as a diy kinda gal.
Great product, Seller sent a brand new Gun so really the only think that is refurb was the Air compresser. Painted big room and trim in under 2 hours! WOOHOO!