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Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer

Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer

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Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer
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Style: Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer


Features

  • CONTROL PAINT FLOW: Fully adjustable pressure to give you ultimate control of paint flow for any project size; RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • SPRAY PAINT UNTHINNED: Stainless Steel Piston Pump allows you to spray paint unthinned at high pressure
  • SPRAY DIRECTLY FROM PAINT BUCKET: Flexible suction tube allows you to spray directly from a 1 or 5 gallon paint bucket
  • SPRAY MORE PROJECTS EACH YEAR: Annual use recommendation is up to 125 gallons per year
  • FAST AND EASY CLEAN-UP: PowerFlush Adapter connects to a garden hose for fast and easy cleaning
  • IDEAL FOR MULTI STORY HOMES: Can support up to 100 ft of paint hose allowing you to spray second and third story homes
  • CONTINUOUS SPRAYING: RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • VOLTAGE: 110 volts
  • Convenient Cart - Easily move sprayer around on the job
  • TrueAirless Spray Tip with SoftSpray Technology - greater control and less overspray with a wide range of coatings

Description

Style:Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer The Graco Project Series sprayers make it easy for avid DIY homeowners and handymen to power through small to midsize jobs with speed and finesse. DIY homeowners and handymen are equipped to save time and money with the Magnum X7. Tackle any indoor project, exterior homes, fences or decks. Includes SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 Switch Tip, 25 ft. Durable paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, Power Flush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual. Inlet Paint Strainer- 35 Mesh Stainless Steel Screen. From the Manufacturer Graco - The Brand Preferred by Pros. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a serious DIY enthusiast, a handyman or remodeling contractor, or a painting professional, Graco makes the ideal airless spraying equipment to meet your needs. Whether you are just starting out or moving up, choose the Magnum or Graco model to help you handle your job with ease. No matter what you're painting—entire homes, rooms, decks or fences—Graco has you covered!


Manufacturer: Graco


Part Number: 262805


Item Weight: 26 pounds


Product Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 37 inches


Item model number: 262805


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No


Style: Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer


Thickness: 1 Inches


Voltage: 110 Volts


Item Package Quantity: 1


Included Components: SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 SwitchTip, 25 ft. Duraflex paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, PowerFlush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual


Batteries Included?: No


Batteries Required?: No


Warranty Description: One year warranty against manufacturer defect


Date First Available: March 2, 2010


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Delivery

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Returns

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Style: Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer


Features

  • CONTROL PAINT FLOW: Fully adjustable pressure to give you ultimate control of paint flow for any project size; RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • SPRAY PAINT UNTHINNED: Stainless Steel Piston Pump allows you to spray paint unthinned at high pressure
  • SPRAY DIRECTLY FROM PAINT BUCKET: Flexible suction tube allows you to spray directly from a 1 or 5 gallon paint bucket
  • SPRAY MORE PROJECTS EACH YEAR: Annual use recommendation is up to 125 gallons per year
  • FAST AND EASY CLEAN-UP: PowerFlush Adapter connects to a garden hose for fast and easy cleaning
  • IDEAL FOR MULTI STORY HOMES: Can support up to 100 ft of paint hose allowing you to spray second and third story homes
  • CONTINUOUS SPRAYING: RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • VOLTAGE: 110 volts
  • Convenient Cart - Easily move sprayer around on the job
  • TrueAirless Spray Tip with SoftSpray Technology - greater control and less overspray with a wide range of coatings

Description

Style:Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer The Graco Project Series sprayers make it easy for avid DIY homeowners and handymen to power through small to midsize jobs with speed and finesse. DIY homeowners and handymen are equipped to save time and money with the Magnum X7. Tackle any indoor project, exterior homes, fences or decks. Includes SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 Switch Tip, 25 ft. Durable paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, Power Flush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual. Inlet Paint Strainer- 35 Mesh Stainless Steel Screen. From the Manufacturer Graco - The Brand Preferred by Pros. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a serious DIY enthusiast, a handyman or remodeling contractor, or a painting professional, Graco makes the ideal airless spraying equipment to meet your needs. Whether you are just starting out or moving up, choose the Magnum or Graco model to help you handle your job with ease. No matter what you're painting—entire homes, rooms, decks or fences—Graco has you covered!


Manufacturer: Graco


Part Number: 262805


Item Weight: 26 pounds


Product Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 37 inches


Item model number: 262805


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No


Style: Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer


Thickness: 1 Inches


Voltage: 110 Volts


Item Package Quantity: 1


Included Components: SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 SwitchTip, 25 ft. Duraflex paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, PowerFlush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual


Batteries Included?: No


Batteries Required?: No


Warranty Description: One year warranty against manufacturer defect


Date First Available: March 2, 2010


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • CONTROL PAINT FLOW: Fully adjustable pressure to give you ultimate control of paint flow for any project size; RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • SPRAY PAINT UNTHINNED: Stainless Steel Piston Pump allows you to spray paint unthinned at high pressure
  • SPRAY DIRECTLY FROM PAINT BUCKET: Flexible suction tube allows you to spray directly from a 1 or 5 gallon paint bucket
  • SPRAY MORE PROJECTS EACH YEAR: Annual use recommendation is up to 125 gallons per year
  • FAST AND EASY CLEAN-UP: PowerFlush Adapter connects to a garden hose for fast and easy cleaning
  • IDEAL FOR MULTI STORY HOMES: Can support up to 100 ft of paint hose allowing you to spray second and third story homes
  • CONTINUOUS SPRAYING: RAC IV SwitchTip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying
  • VOLTAGE: 110 volts
  • Convenient Cart - Easily move sprayer around on the job
  • TrueAirless Spray Tip with SoftSpray Technology - greater control and less overspray with a wide range of coatings

Description

Style:Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer The Graco Project Series sprayers make it easy for avid DIY homeowners and handymen to power through small to midsize jobs with speed and finesse. DIY homeowners and handymen are equipped to save time and money with the Magnum X7. Tackle any indoor project, exterior homes, fences or decks. Includes SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 Switch Tip, 25 ft. Durable paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, Power Flush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual. Inlet Paint Strainer- 35 Mesh Stainless Steel Screen. From the Manufacturer Graco - The Brand Preferred by Pros. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a serious DIY enthusiast, a handyman or remodeling contractor, or a painting professional, Graco makes the ideal airless spraying equipment to meet your needs. Whether you are just starting out or moving up, choose the Magnum or Graco model to help you handle your job with ease. No matter what you're painting—entire homes, rooms, decks or fences—Graco has you covered!


Manufacturer: Graco


Part Number: 262805


Item Weight: 26 pounds


Product Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 37 inches


Item model number: 262805


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer: No


Style: Magnum X7 Airless Paint Sprayer


Thickness: 1 Inches


Voltage: 110 Volts


Item Package Quantity: 1


Included Components: SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 SwitchTip, 25 ft. Duraflex paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, PowerFlush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual


Batteries Included?: No


Batteries Required?: No


Warranty Description: One year warranty against manufacturer defect


Date First Available: March 2, 2010


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chris Durkin - Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2016
Great sprayer at a great price.
Ok so I'm a professional painter, who is just starting out on his own. I bought one of these because there's just no way around not having a sprayer. I figured this should last a year or two and then if I'm doing well I can always upgrade to a professional grade sprayer. Not that this sprayer isn't great, it's just not rated for pro use. So it turns out that this sprayer is actually really good. It sprays latex real nice and heavy, and then of course 9 times out of 10 you go back and roll over it. There is no need for thinning down paints, I use sherwin williams for almost everything I do, though I have been known to use Conco brand paint from menards on cheap rental jobs where they literally just want you to slap paint down. They will not pay for good paint or even good work so you really just have to give them what they want at a reasonable price, but I digress. The only thing I dislike about this sprayer, is that the hook for the 5 gallon bucket, doesn't hold the bucket all the time. When the sprayer is just sitting flat and the bucket is there the handle on the bucket is too high to sit in the hook and so the bucket just sits on the ground. I imagine this is a design decision so that there isn't constantly 75lbs (or however much a 5 gal bucket of paint weighs) hanging from the sprayer at all times. But it's frustrating because that means any time you want to move you have to bend over and tilt the sprayer back and make sure the hook catches the bucket handle, then tilt it back more to pick up the bucket. It's just a pain. I'd much rather the bucket hung nonstop. Besides that little frustration, as well as the pain it is to clean up afterwards, this sprayer is fantastic. The cleanup isn't an issue with the sprayer either, it's just the normal 'ton' of paint everywhere that you have to clean. Overspray isn't as bad as I thought it would be to be honest. Though it will get anywhere, in the immediate spray area that isn't securely masked. You really have to make sure when you mask that your tape is on really well and that if you have paper or plastic that it isn't loose. This sprayer has some force so it will fling plastic and paper all over the place and rip it right off if the tape job wasn't done well. Besides that I guess the only other thing I would have asked for would have been a 50 foot hose instead of the 25ft that came with it. It's just not enough for exterior projects where you are two stories up on a ladder. I will just have to purchase a 50ft hose later, which isn't a big deal besides it being $50 for the hose. Lol, that's where they get you. As for my experience with this sprayer, I waited until I really put it through it's paces before giving this review. I've painted a few interiors and I'm on my third or fourth exterior with it now. Still with the same tip that came with the sprayer, same hose, etc. I tend to be anal about cleaning it, though you just cannot keep paint off of the hoses. It's just not possible. But cleaning everything as well as a I can I think this sprayer should last another year or so hopefully. I'm guessing I'll need a new tip or gun at some point and I will get the 50 ft hose in the next day or two because I'm painting a huge house right now so I just need it, but I hope this helps somebody.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael R Fincher - Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
Superior to the older industrial models now available to anyone that has a painting project
PERFECT for the home! I worked in the professional painting business for many years when I was younger and we used the industrial version of Graco airless pumps. I must say that this smaller, compact, light weight pump is by far superior to even the industrial pumps that were available several years ago. Graco really nailed it with this one. Contractor gave me an estimate to paint all of my ceilings in my house and the price did not include paint which was $1,800! Bought this for a fraction of that price and had all the ceilings painted in one day. Thought I would give it a try on the exterior siding, painted it all within hours. Then moved on to the outbuilding and knocked it out in less than an hour (including clean up). The instructions are very simple and clear. Clean up is sooooooo easy! Just connect a garden hose to the inlet tube and let it clean itself. Just a tip though: Don't buy the cheap spray tips that are a knock offs. Go ahead and get you a couple sizes from Graco because the quality is much better. It comes with a 515 which is a med size spray pattern and can be used for just about any project around the house. You can look in the manual and they provide a list of tips for the paint and application you need. Try the 515 before you go off and buy other sizes though. You can adjust the pressure to change the spray pattern so unless you are doing something really weird like painting a car you probably will not need many variations of tips. I bought several sizes and have not used anything but the 515 so far. P.S. - for the new user, don't be intimidated. Graco really makes this pump easy to use with awesome visual aids on the controls. Just take a few minutes and watch the on-line video (youtube) and read through the short instructions. Not much you can do to screw it up.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2015
Great Buy to Cover a lot of Area
Item one - this is the first airless sprayer I have used (or owned) Item two - I had a week to paint the inside and outside of a house. (mission accomplished) Overall: This did the job with relative ease. The prep work is key (painted a few floors by accident until I taped everything down). Do watch the video if you are a new user. It does a great job of explaining how to set up and use this machine. I sprayed both interior latex and a stucco paint with little to no issues. I mixed the paints but did not run them through a strainer and rarely encountered any issues (which are easily fixed by reversing the spray tip and blowing it out). Generally clean up is easy if you have buckets and a garden hose. The machine itself is not that heavy so I didn't mind carrying it outside. And if you spray the discharge into the a bucket it doesn't make a big mess. Lessons Learned: **When spraying latex paint there is significant pressure (wind) that blows light drop cloths away from the area they are protecting. I found using the blue masking tape to fix edges prevented this from happening. **Between coats I had a handy bucket of water and dropped the spray head to submerge it in the water. Pick it up, let it drip for a few seconds. Reverse the tip and blow out any residue and I was ready to go for round two. I also did this for some overnights when I was spraying the same color over a lot of rooms. **There are times when the sprayer was the best way to go and others when a roller and brush were better suited for the job. Basically the two areas where the sprayer excelled was in covering a large room that is well masked and the second was painting the outside stucco were it met the grass/garden beds (a roller or brush just picks up dirt and it's all over). So for the big rooms I spent a couple of hours masking them and painting them in minutes. The smaller areas I could put down a few drop cloths and go paint. **This unit is ideal for 5 gallon paint buckets. I'd buy the paint and have them put it in the shaker. I'd take it home and open the little cap, drop in the strainer hose, and get painting. In the evening I could put some clear wrap around the hoses and mouth of the paint and leave it overnight (with the spray head in a bucket of water). **I had a bunch of plastic shopping bags. When I had to move the machine after painting (to a new room or for clean up) I'd put the strainer and primer tubes into a bag and loop the handles over the primer valve. This catches any drips during the move. **Get an old toothbrush for clean up. It really helps clean the small parts and screens. **Not so much as a tip but a confirmation. When I ordered the machine I considered getting more hose but I choose not to based on a review. I can confirm that the hose that comes with the machine reaches pretty far. Unless you're painting a three story high foyer, the hose will reach an entire room (18 ft x 12 ft with 9 foot ceilings) with ease when set up in the center. Sure I had to move it to paint the house, but I figured out a way to move the sprayer and a five gallon bucket (with the strainer hose in the paint) around the house. Conclusion: I was spraying heavy latex paints. Thus to get a good pattern I had the pressure setting up pretty high. The created a lot of over spray so if it wasn't masked, it got paint on it. (FYI there is a product that comes in a "wipes" form that does a good job removing dried paint). I like this sprayer and I think it was a good investment for me as I can share it with my brother for his house. It would be overkill unless you are intending to cover a lot of area. I also cannot offer any perspective on durability as I will only use this every few years or so. I don't know how it would hold up to regular use. A contractor friend of mine has a few of the pro models and he speaks very highly of them. Overall it is a great machine for my use. It really got easier to use with each additional room. I highly recommend it for a homeowner with a lot of area to paint.

Top Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Chris Durkin - Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2016
Great sprayer at a great price.
Ok so I'm a professional painter, who is just starting out on his own. I bought one of these because there's just no way around not having a sprayer. I figured this should last a year or two and then if I'm doing well I can always upgrade to a professional grade sprayer. Not that this sprayer isn't great, it's just not rated for pro use. So it turns out that this sprayer is actually really good. It sprays latex real nice and heavy, and then of course 9 times out of 10 you go back and roll over it. There is no need for thinning down paints, I use sherwin williams for almost everything I do, though I have been known to use Conco brand paint from menards on cheap rental jobs where they literally just want you to slap paint down. They will not pay for good paint or even good work so you really just have to give them what they want at a reasonable price, but I digress. The only thing I dislike about this sprayer, is that the hook for the 5 gallon bucket, doesn't hold the bucket all the time. When the sprayer is just sitting flat and the bucket is there the handle on the bucket is too high to sit in the hook and so the bucket just sits on the ground. I imagine this is a design decision so that there isn't constantly 75lbs (or however much a 5 gal bucket of paint weighs) hanging from the sprayer at all times. But it's frustrating because that means any time you want to move you have to bend over and tilt the sprayer back and make sure the hook catches the bucket handle, then tilt it back more to pick up the bucket. It's just a pain. I'd much rather the bucket hung nonstop. Besides that little frustration, as well as the pain it is to clean up afterwards, this sprayer is fantastic. The cleanup isn't an issue with the sprayer either, it's just the normal 'ton' of paint everywhere that you have to clean. Overspray isn't as bad as I thought it would be to be honest. Though it will get anywhere, in the immediate spray area that isn't securely masked. You really have to make sure when you mask that your tape is on really well and that if you have paper or plastic that it isn't loose. This sprayer has some force so it will fling plastic and paper all over the place and rip it right off if the tape job wasn't done well. Besides that I guess the only other thing I would have asked for would have been a 50 foot hose instead of the 25ft that came with it. It's just not enough for exterior projects where you are two stories up on a ladder. I will just have to purchase a 50ft hose later, which isn't a big deal besides it being $50 for the hose. Lol, that's where they get you. As for my experience with this sprayer, I waited until I really put it through it's paces before giving this review. I've painted a few interiors and I'm on my third or fourth exterior with it now. Still with the same tip that came with the sprayer, same hose, etc. I tend to be anal about cleaning it, though you just cannot keep paint off of the hoses. It's just not possible. But cleaning everything as well as a I can I think this sprayer should last another year or so hopefully. I'm guessing I'll need a new tip or gun at some point and I will get the 50 ft hose in the next day or two because I'm painting a huge house right now so I just need it, but I hope this helps somebody.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Michael R Fincher - Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2018
Superior to the older industrial models now available to anyone that has a painting project
PERFECT for the home! I worked in the professional painting business for many years when I was younger and we used the industrial version of Graco airless pumps. I must say that this smaller, compact, light weight pump is by far superior to even the industrial pumps that were available several years ago. Graco really nailed it with this one. Contractor gave me an estimate to paint all of my ceilings in my house and the price did not include paint which was $1,800! Bought this for a fraction of that price and had all the ceilings painted in one day. Thought I would give it a try on the exterior siding, painted it all within hours. Then moved on to the outbuilding and knocked it out in less than an hour (including clean up). The instructions are very simple and clear. Clean up is sooooooo easy! Just connect a garden hose to the inlet tube and let it clean itself. Just a tip though: Don't buy the cheap spray tips that are a knock offs. Go ahead and get you a couple sizes from Graco because the quality is much better. It comes with a 515 which is a med size spray pattern and can be used for just about any project around the house. You can look in the manual and they provide a list of tips for the paint and application you need. Try the 515 before you go off and buy other sizes though. You can adjust the pressure to change the spray pattern so unless you are doing something really weird like painting a car you probably will not need many variations of tips. I bought several sizes and have not used anything but the 515 so far. P.S. - for the new user, don't be intimidated. Graco really makes this pump easy to use with awesome visual aids on the controls. Just take a few minutes and watch the on-line video (youtube) and read through the short instructions. Not much you can do to screw it up.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By A - Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2015
Great Buy to Cover a lot of Area
Item one - this is the first airless sprayer I have used (or owned) Item two - I had a week to paint the inside and outside of a house. (mission accomplished) Overall: This did the job with relative ease. The prep work is key (painted a few floors by accident until I taped everything down). Do watch the video if you are a new user. It does a great job of explaining how to set up and use this machine. I sprayed both interior latex and a stucco paint with little to no issues. I mixed the paints but did not run them through a strainer and rarely encountered any issues (which are easily fixed by reversing the spray tip and blowing it out). Generally clean up is easy if you have buckets and a garden hose. The machine itself is not that heavy so I didn't mind carrying it outside. And if you spray the discharge into the a bucket it doesn't make a big mess. Lessons Learned: **When spraying latex paint there is significant pressure (wind) that blows light drop cloths away from the area they are protecting. I found using the blue masking tape to fix edges prevented this from happening. **Between coats I had a handy bucket of water and dropped the spray head to submerge it in the water. Pick it up, let it drip for a few seconds. Reverse the tip and blow out any residue and I was ready to go for round two. I also did this for some overnights when I was spraying the same color over a lot of rooms. **There are times when the sprayer was the best way to go and others when a roller and brush were better suited for the job. Basically the two areas where the sprayer excelled was in covering a large room that is well masked and the second was painting the outside stucco were it met the grass/garden beds (a roller or brush just picks up dirt and it's all over). So for the big rooms I spent a couple of hours masking them and painting them in minutes. The smaller areas I could put down a few drop cloths and go paint. **This unit is ideal for 5 gallon paint buckets. I'd buy the paint and have them put it in the shaker. I'd take it home and open the little cap, drop in the strainer hose, and get painting. In the evening I could put some clear wrap around the hoses and mouth of the paint and leave it overnight (with the spray head in a bucket of water). **I had a bunch of plastic shopping bags. When I had to move the machine after painting (to a new room or for clean up) I'd put the strainer and primer tubes into a bag and loop the handles over the primer valve. This catches any drips during the move. **Get an old toothbrush for clean up. It really helps clean the small parts and screens. **Not so much as a tip but a confirmation. When I ordered the machine I considered getting more hose but I choose not to based on a review. I can confirm that the hose that comes with the machine reaches pretty far. Unless you're painting a three story high foyer, the hose will reach an entire room (18 ft x 12 ft with 9 foot ceilings) with ease when set up in the center. Sure I had to move it to paint the house, but I figured out a way to move the sprayer and a five gallon bucket (with the strainer hose in the paint) around the house. Conclusion: I was spraying heavy latex paints. Thus to get a good pattern I had the pressure setting up pretty high. The created a lot of over spray so if it wasn't masked, it got paint on it. (FYI there is a product that comes in a "wipes" form that does a good job removing dried paint). I like this sprayer and I think it was a good investment for me as I can share it with my brother for his house. It would be overkill unless you are intending to cover a lot of area. I also cannot offer any perspective on durability as I will only use this every few years or so. I don't know how it would hold up to regular use. A contractor friend of mine has a few of the pro models and he speaks very highly of them. Overall it is a great machine for my use. It really got easier to use with each additional room. I highly recommend it for a homeowner with a lot of area to paint.