Last Updated on January 4, 2024 by Stewart

Paint sprayers come in a variety of different forms and prices. For the purposes of this article, I’ll be covering the best paint sprayers that not only offer excellent value for money, but are easy to use with great results.

As part of my testing of these paint sprayers, I have used them to paint walls, fences and also metal work (where applicable). By doing so, I am able to give a fair and accurate opinion on the paint sprayer that you should buy.

Bosch All Paint PFS 3000-2 Paint Sprayer

Bosch have quite a few paint sprayers in their range. For me though, I’ve found this to be that the sell for a few reasons.

The first is the very reasonable price. At the time of writing, it can be had online for just under £120 on average. This is a very competitively priced product for those that want to carry out medium to large paint jobs in and around the house.

The finish when I used this was excellent, which is a pretty important factor! I didn’t have any runs in the paint work when carrying this out, and I was very impressed at the finish on the metal work that I was painting. By being able to adjust the nozzle, it allowed me to be able to paint exactly what I wanted, without there being any overspray.  This was also a great advantage when it came to painting fence slats since I didn’t want the paint to go into my neighbours garden.

Another great feature is that the compressor can either be stored on the ground during use, or you can have it on your shoulder with the shoulder strap. I found this to be really useful when painting ceilings since it was lighter to manoeuvre it into position.

The speed of the painting was also quick. Bosch claim that you can paint 2m2 per minute, although that would also depend on the speed that you are comfortable with painting at. I had marked out several sections at 2m2 and I was able to paint them in just under two minutes each time. In that regard, you could easily paint a large room in roughly a half hour depending on how confident you are.

The tank is also a good enough size at 1 litre. The argument is that it could be larger, but a larger tank means that it will also be heavier. In terms of taking off the tank, filling it up with paint and then re-attaching it to the system, it took just over a minute. In that regard, the size of the tank is flawless.

The Bosch PSF 3000-2 paint sprayer really is a great option for multiple jobs around the house and garden at a modest price point.

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Wagner Flexio 690 Paint Sprayer

Much like Bosch, Wagner have a variety of paint sprayers, ranging from small units all the way up to commercial units that professional decorators would use.

As part of my testing, I was able to use a few Wagner units, before deciding on recommending the Flexio 690.

Off the bat, I’ll say that this is on average £40 more expensive than the Bosch PFS 3000-2.

I would say that this slight increase is for two main reasons. The first is the claim that it can paint 15m2 in 5 minutes, thereby making it quicker than the Bosch. In the testing I carried out, I would agree that this is indeed faster.

In addition to this, there are actually two paint pots included in the kit. One has a capacity of 1.8 litres and the other has a capacity of 800ml.

This is very useful in situations where you are using multiple colours in the same room. It means that you can save quite a bit of time by simply swapping out the containers as opposed to cleaning one out completely before adding in a different paint colour.

As is the case with the Bosch above, the Flexio 690 has a compressor which is separate from the spray gun. This means that you can either use it by having the compressor on the ground, or use the shoulder strap to carry it around. Either way, it will make manoeuvring the paint sprayer a lot easier.

The quality of the finish was second to none. It was so impressed with the final result, and I know that I couldn’t have done the same, high quality job with a roller in the same time that I did it in with the Flexion 690.

Similarly, when painting a metal gate, it made it look as good as new, and there were no runs in the paint either.

It is more expensive than the Bosch listed above. However, if you need multiple tanks and want to get the painting done that bit sooner, then this is a great option.

WAGNER Universal Sprayer W 690 FLEXiO - Electric Paint Sprayer for dispersion/latex paints, varnishes & glazes - interior and exterior usage, 15m²-6 min, 1800 ml/800 ml capacity, 630 W, 3.5 m hose
  • For emulsion and latex paints for indoor use, When used with the supplied Standard spray attachment also suitable for water-based and solvent-based enamels, varnishes, protective wood-staining products, oils and many other materials

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Black+Decker HVLP200-GB Paint Sprayer

The lowest priced offering on the list comes from the Black+Decker brand. Despite it being in the budget category, I was really happy with how well it performed.

I will point out that it wasn’t as quick at carrying out the same painting tasks that the other two sprayers on this list were given. In comparison, to cover the same areas as mentioned above and getting the same finish, the HVLP200 took double the time.

One thing to note though that this is still much quicker than it would be when comparted to using a brush and roller. Also, this paint sprayer is half the price of the Bosch, so it’s all relative.

In terms of features, there are three different spray patterns to ensure you get the finish that you want.

Whilst all the paint finishes were good as part of my testing, I was extremely impressed with how well this fared with metal paint to paint over a metal gate. I was worried that due to the price, it might not be able to handle it, but it was excellent.

Filling it up is also fairly easy, with the side of the paint tank opening up to pour in the paint mixture of choice. The tank is 1.2litres in size, so it means that you can go longer without filling up the tank.

The compressor on this unit is attached to the sprayer itself, however, it is lightweight, and I didn’t feel that it was cumbersome or difficult to use, even in tighter spots.

For those that have a tighter budget, and only want a paint sprayer for light work and doesn’t mind it taking a bit longer then this offering from Black+Decker is an excellent option.

BLACK+DECKER Hand Held Paint Sprayer
  • Ideal for fast completion of all indoor or outdoor painting tasks

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