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Three Best Paint Sprayers for Furniture; A DIYers List

Check out the three best paint sprayers for furniture and cabinets. These sprayers come highly and personally recommended.

You’ve landed on this post probably hoping to gain some insight as to which paint sprayer to purchase. Before giving you a list of the best sprayers, you need to know a few things first; like what paint you plan to use in it and what you will be using it for. You also need to understand a few things about paint sprayers before deciding on what type to buy. Let’s talk about paint sprayers first.

best paint sprayers for furniture and cabinets

There are three main types of paint sprayers. Most home DIYers will want to purchase the HVLP sprayer. But if you plan on tackling a larger home project, another type might work best.

Types of Paint Sprayers

  • High volume low pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer: These spray guns mix air with paint at a low pressure which makes them easier and safer to use than the pneumatic sprayers. They are great for use on trim work, furniture staining, cabinet painting, and any detailed applications where a smooth finish is needed. They are great for small to medium size projects and a perfect fit for DIYers and furniture painters.
  • Pneumatic or air compressor-driven paint sprayer: These sprayers use compressed air with an air compressor to spray the paint. This is probably the best sprayer for beginners and the easiest to use. Like with the HVLP sprayer, paint normally does need to be thinned to use with this sprayer.
  • Airless paint sprayer: Airless paint sprayers use an electric pump rather than a compressor so they don’t use air and compression (like the HVLP’s) to push out the paint. This type of sprayer is best for larger projects and exterior projects due the speed and amount of paint that can be sprayed over a short period of time. These units are normally easier to clean than other types and most of the time don’t require thinning the paint before hand. So what’s the downside? These units create a lot of overspray and are a bit messier, which also means wasted paint. This is another reason why they are usually used for outdoor projects.

Now that I’ve shared a little about the most popular types of sprayers, let’s talk about paint products for spraying furniture specifically.

I’ve noticed over the past few years that the trends in painted furniture have shifted from the old “chalk painted furniture and milk paint furniture” to smooth, sleek painted furniture. Unlike painting with chalk and milk paint, the smooth look is more than likely achieved with a paint sprayer.

In case you didn’t know, you can use paints like chalk paint in a paint sprayer. Chances are you will need to thin the paint first. Check out my post on how to do that!

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What’s the best type of paint sprayer for painting furniture?

Since spraying furniture is ‘most of the time’ a small to medium size job, it’s best to stick with a high volume low pressure spray gun or pneumatic spray gun. These two types do a good job of creating a smooth finish without being too difficult to use.

Let’s get to the question;

What are the best paint sprayers for furniture and cabinets?

  1. Graco Magnum Project Painter Plus Paint Sprayer; This paint sprayer comes highly recommended on Amazon. A couple key points: sprays directly from the paint bucket, sprays UNTHINNED paint, RAC IV Switch Tip allows you to reverse the tip when clogged to keep you spraying, fast and easy cleanup with ability to connect to a water hose. One negative about this unit is the price. It is one of the more expensive sprayers I’ve seen. This sprayer is on my list to purchase next!
  2. HomeRight Super Finish Max HVLP Paint Sprayer; I personally own this sprayer and can vouch that it is worth it! Key points: You can adjust the air cap to spray horizontal, vertical, and round. You can also adjust the material flow control knob to quickly increase or decrease the material output. This makes it good for a wide range of home projects. It’s also decently priced at over half of what you would pay for the Graco. One downside is that the paint needs to be thinned (or you run the risk of clogging the tip) before use.I will also say from personal experience that the unit is harder to clean than other sprayers I’ve used. For the money, this is one of the best sprayers to use on furniture.
  3. Wagner Spraytech Flexio Sprayer; I also personally own this paint sprayer and would definitely recommend it. Key points:  You can customize your paint flow by using the pressure control dial and material flow adjuster to receive the perfect finish. Turn the air cap to spray round, horizontal, or vertical. It’s connected to a stationary base with a 20 ft hose that makes it easy to reach areas without hand fatigue. The one downside with the base is it takes up more space and can be harder to store.

You can see me using the Wagner spray gun while I painted the ceiling in my daughters room. The long hose came in handy for it!

Wagner Spraytech paint sprayer

What about painting cabinets? If you are remodeling a kitchen or bathroom and want to paint your cabinets, a paint sprayer is the way to go for sure. Would I use the same list of sprayer products for painted cabinets vs. furniture? Absolutely. With both projects you want a smooth factory finish, so they can be used interchangeably.

HomeRight Finish Max paint Sprayer

I’ve used the HomeRight Finish Max for countless projects including painting laminate kitchen cabinets and painting my cane back dining chairs. Not only was it easy to use, but the chairs turned out beautifully.

Check out how to paint cane back chairs here. You can see what they looked like after I painted them white below.

how to paint cane back chairs

I hope this quick and easy list has helped you decipher through a few paint sprayer products. I could have made this list much longer, but I wanted to stick with the three products that have been tried and true especially for me.

If you have any other paint sprayer recommendations I would love to hear about it so feel free to leave a comment.

Happy painting!

Lindsey**

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  1. Rachel says:

    This is incredibly helpful. Thank you!!