Best Paint Sprayer For The Money

Getting the best paint sprayer for the money can be difficult. With varying models on the market, your budget may be the main factor in determining which is best suited for you.

Generally speaking, the more you spend the higher quality finish you will receive. This is not always 100% accurate, though, much ‘cheaper’ models can offer a quality finish and assist with restoring furniture, painting walls or spraying a deck.

I have outlined the top models here in 3 categories.

Firstly, for those with a higher budget,  it is vital to look for a sprayer that ticks all the boxes. Speed, efficiency on paint, minimal overspray and ease of use are all vital. Mid-range models will focus on most of these aspects as well, the only difference is that they should tick most of the boxes, and possibly not quite all. Lastly, the cheapest models should be suited to your particular job as different low budget sprayers have different advantages and disadvantages.

Here are my recommendations

Best Paint Sprayer Under $500

Fuji 2202 Semi-PRO 2 HVLP Spray System

Fuji 2202 Semi-PRO 2 HVLP Spray SystemFuji produces a wide range of HVLP Spray Systems including some of the highest quality professional systems. This paint sprayer was designed for the DIY enthusiast and offers close to professional quality for about half the price of some of the commercial paint systems.

The easily adjustable fan enables you to control the pattern you’re spraying in at any given time and a 1400 watt motor. The gun is easy to control and suitable for painters at all experience levels. One of the things that make it so easy to operate is the non-bleed performance of the gun which allows the spray pattern to be altered. This means different surfaces and materials can be painted in different ways.

Another additional feature is that Fuji has improved the size of the cup from earlier models making your work faster and more efficient. It comes standard with a generous 25ft hose, utilizing an air control valve to minimize bounce back and overspray.

This highly efficient sprayer is great value for money, even at the high end of the spectrum. It is my best pick for sprayers under $500.

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  • HVLP system gives it great efficiency
  • Good handle for comfort
  • Long and flexible hose


  • Trouble with thicker paints
  • Nozzle may have a tendency to clog up

Best Paint Sprayer Under $300

Graco Magnum X5 (262800) Airless Paint Spraying Machine

This paint spraying machine is perfect for the homeowner who loves their serious DIY. Lightweight, extremely portable and is easy to store away when not in use are just 3 of the key features.

Coverage offered includes light to medium spray and there is the option to control the pressure setting. The swivel nozzle delivers the paint onto a large surface relatively quickly and gives excellent accuracy and coverage.

This product is ideal for use on interior and exterior walls, fences. It is particularly useful when you need to cover large areas as it is efficient in speed and use of paint.

The instruction guide for beginners and experienced sprayers alike will assist and set up and cleaning.

In my opinion, this one is the best airless paint sprayer of the bunch. Its recommended retail price is around $400 but it can usually be found on amazon for between $250 -$300.

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  • Lightweight but still very durable
  • Great value for money
  • Very easy to use
  • Suitable for a wide range of projects
  • Fully adjustable pressure control


  • Does not swivel on hose
  • If paint in bucket gets low there can be a loss of suction

Best Paint Sprayer Under $100

HomeRight C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer

HomeRight C800766 Finish Max Fine Finish SprayerThis value for money model by HomeRight is the Max Fine Finish Sprayer. A handheld sprayer, it is our preferred choice for restoring any type of furniture. Other DIY projects such as kitchen cabinets are also suited to this gem.

Different spray patterns allow for horizontal, vertical, and circular spraying. It is small, simple and easy to use compared with other larger and bulkier spray machines yet still provides an excellent finish.

The lightweight design and adjustable control are 2 key components that make this our number 1 choice for working with furniture. 

It is also important to thoroughly clean this machine after use. The extra care will prolong the life of the sprayer. This cleaning is required as the sprayer can use a variety of different paint types with varying thickness.

On the cheaper end of the spectrum, the HomeRight comes in as our #1 choice.

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  • No Hoses, Pumps, or Air Compressors
  • Perfect for Furniture
  • Value For Money
  • Adjustable Spray Control


  • Only tilts 45% off of vertical
  • Must clean well or will clog up

There you have our top choices for different budgets when selecting a paint sprayer. Always consider what you are painting first and the requirements for successfully doing the job. This will help you assign a budget to buy a sprayer. These above options are all quality sprayers on the market and are a great addition to any DIYers tools.

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