Choosing the Best Indoor Paint Sprayer to Fit Your Project

Whether you are trying to just spruce up your home or are you trying to sell your home one of the versatile tools that you can have is an indoor paint sprayer.   When compared to other home repair tools a good paint sprayer will pay for itself in just a few uses.   Like any tools that you buy, all paint sprayers are not alike; let’s take a look into finding the best indoor paint sprayer for your home.

Below we have divided up our article on the comparison of various indoor sprayers.  For those who want a quick overview of our favorite sprayers by job size, please refer to the comparison chart below.

Best Indoor Paint Sprayers by Job Size

Current PricesSprayerBest UsesPicture
Check PricesWagner Control Spray Max HVLPSmall Projects (Touch up, small furniture, metals, cabinets)wagner-control-max-hvlp
Check PricesGraco Truecoat II Medium Projects (Walls, Ceilings, Garage Doors, Floors, Decks)graco-truecoat-pro-ii
Check Prices Graco X5 AirlessLarge Projects (Siding, Roofs, Fences, Driveways, Garages)graco-x5

Now that you have seen a quick overview of the best paint sprayers on the market today we would like to go more in detail about comparing these sprayers with other methods and reviewing each.

Indoor Paint Sprayer vs. Roller

When it comes to painting there are three variables that one should look at before determining what type of painting tools should be used.   These variables are the type of job & time vs. money.

  1. Type of Job: While almost any paint jobs can be done with a roller or a
    paint roller mess

    Paint Rollers are cheap, but very time consuming

    paint spray gun, some are just not feasible when trying to use a roller.   When deciding on whether to use an indoor paint sprayer vs. roller one should first look at the size of the job.  Any job that will consist of one room only, one piece of furniture, etc and that will only take a day or less, a roller and paint brush can probably get the job done.   Anything that is bigger that this I tend to lean towards purchasing a paint gun/sprayer.

  2. Time vs. Money: If you are short on time a paint sprayer is obviously your best option to paint.   If you are short on cash it is wise to stick with the traditional roller and paint brush as this can save a tremendous amount of money.   If money is no issue or if you plan on using your sprayer many times, the debate of indoor paint sprayer vs. roller is an easy one,  the paint sprayer will easily pay for itself in just a few small jobs.
Interior Paint Sprayer vs. Exterior Paint Sprayer

If you have read this far I figure you are contemplating buying a paint sprayer for your job, if so there are differences in the models that you will be looking at when you are shopping.   While many paint sprayers claim that they are good for both interior and exterior painting, this could be furthest from the truth as some are much better equipped for a particular project.

Type of Spray Gun:   The main type of paint guns are conventional, HVLP,

Best Indoor Paint Sprayer

It is important to use the best indoor paint sprayer to fit your particular needs

& airless.   You can read more about these guns on our home page, but a good rule of thumb is that you will want to pick a conventional paint sprayer or HVLP paint sprayer when spraying small indoor projects and an airless paint sprayer when you are spraying a large area.

Choosing a Model:   When choosing an indoor paint sprayer it is wise to pick one that not only fits your budget, but also your needs.   There are good and bad paint sprayers from a variety of companies so it is often wise to read through online reviews before making a final decision.   Unbiased reviews are by far the best way to separate the models between “maybe” or “no” when you are narrowing down your options to purchase an indoor paint sprayer.

Uses:  While it is easy to narrow down your choices of sprayers when deciding on an interior paint sprayer vs. exterior paint sprayer, there are different types of indoor sprayers for specific jobs.   If you are doing a large indoor painting job you will want a different paint sprayer than if you are painting your car in your garage.  Also, if you plan on doing both indoor and outdoor painting, you will want a paint sprayer that is large enough to do both.

Best Indoor Paint Sprayer Reviews- Three We Suggest

When it comes to finding the best indoor sprayer, it is really a hard choice with so many different options available today.  With that being said, the best  sprayer for one person’s painting needs might not be the best for another.  Let’s take a look at some of the best options depending on what your purpose may be.

Best Indoor Paint Sprayer for Small Projects

If you are fixing up your home or just looking to add color to your home, most buyers are looking for a solid paint sprayer well and can be found for a low price.   Coming in at a price of just around $50 online is the Wagner Control Spray HVLP Sprayer.

Wagner Control Spray HVLP Sprayer Review

Pros:  If you have read our homepage or other reviews on our site you can

Wagner Control Spray Max HVLP Sprayer

Wagner Control Spray Max HVLP

say we are a little tickled with the Wagner Control Spray HVLP Sprayer.   As a user who does their own home projects I always look for my Wagner Control Spray when I need to complete a small project around the house.

I like to compare the Wagner Control Spray HVLP sprayer to my favorite screwdriver or hammer.  I have it lying around in close range and can use it to paint just about anything in under a few minutes.  In the last year I have used the Wagner to paint my daughter’s bedroom, a wagon, 4 dining room chairs and a 3 pt line on a basketball court outside.   It is quick, efficient and easy to use.

Cons:  The only thing that I can fault in the Wagner Control Spray HVLP is that it isn’t fit for large projects.  If you are painting your whole home or looking to do another large indoor project such as painting your basement, the Wagner could be used but there are several others I would pick first as they have larger spray capacity and you do not have to reload the gun.


Best Indoor Paint Sprayer for Medium Projects

If you are looking to paint your whole home, a fence, basement or anything that may take a few gallons of paint, it is wise to invest in a paint sprayer that can handle the project.   Our pick for the best indoor paint sprayer for larger projects is the Graco TrueCoat II Paint Sprayer.

Graco Truecoat II Paint Sprayer Review

Pros:  If I were employed as a full-time house painter the Graco Truecoat

Graco Truecoat II paint sprayer reviews

The Graco Truecoat II in action

II paint sprayer is definitely something that I would carry to work on a daily basis.   When making a comparison to picking your favorite screwdriver, I would think of the Wagner Control Spray Max as a small cordless screwdriver to use around the house and the Graco TrueCoat II Paint Sprayer as a large wired screwdriver that can be used for heavy duty jobs.

The Graco Company has a great history in making paint sprayer and the Truecoat is built for spraying walls, ceilings and other interior surfaces.   With a 32 oz cup, the Truecoat holds enough paint to zip through jobs and will let you complete 1-2 gallon paint jobs in no time.   The Truecoat is lightweight, easy to use and has very easy to read directions.

Cons:   Much like the Wagner Spray Max the Truecoat is limited somewhat on the amount of paint that is can hold with a 32 oz cup.  While this is bigger than the Spray Max, it can be somewhat of a pain when you have to change out the cup after you are getting in the groove of painting a room.

Best Indoor Paint Sprayer for Large Projects

Anyone who is committed to a large painting job will be wise to invest in a powerful paint sprayer.   This is an easy choice as the Graco X5.  As this not only is our choice for the best indoor paint gun, but this is also my #1 pick for best overall paint sprayer in our paint sprayer reviews section.  Let’s look into why this would be our choice.

Graco X5 Airless Paint Sprayer Review

Pros:  Reliable, durable, versatile are just a few words that describe the

Graco X5 paint sprayer reviews

The Graco X5

Graco X5 Airless Paint Sprayer.  Whether you are painting your entire interior or exterior of your home, the Graco X5 can meet all of your needs.  The great thing that I love about the Graco X5 is that it is relatively cheap (under $300) when compared to some other commercial paint sprayers and it works better then the majority of commercial sprayers.

Cons:   It is hard to find anything wrong with the Graco X5 Airless Paint Sprayer but if I had to pick a con it would be that the Graco is almost too powerful for some small projects.  With that being said, it can be used on just about anything indoors and outdoors.


Choosing the Best Indoor Paint Sprayer really depends on the job at hand and your needs.  For those who are looking for a quality paint sprayer to do the job right, all three of these indoor sprayers fit the bill.

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