Graco Magnum X5 vs X7: Which is Best for Your Needs?

Graco Magnum x5 painting wall

At a glance, there are very few discernible differences between the Graco Magnum X5 and the X7. Both tools feature the same range of pressure settings, and they are cleaned the same way. They even have the same built-in flaw: both spray systems require more cleaning than average because they are prone to clogs. Indeed, […]

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How to Paint Spray Like a Pro in 4 Steps

man using paint sprayer

Congratulations on your new paint sprayer! If you have ever painted without a sprayer, then you will quickly see how much quicker and more efficient this method is compared to the traditional brush and roller method. And, if this is your first venture into the world of painting, you deserve a further congratulations, because you […]

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The History of Spray Painting: When & Where Was it Invented?

the history of spray painting

If you are a painter, or just a do it yourselfer, you probably use spray paint all of the time. However, you may not have ever stopped to wonder where exactly it came from. Knowing all about spray paints humble origins won’t improve your technique, but it will make for an interesting anecdote at the […]

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Painter’s Putty vs Spackle: Which is Best for Your Needs?

painters putty vs spackle

To use paint’s putty or spackle (or both). That is the question. Sometimes it is the smallest questions that are the hardest, isn’t it? If you are starting on a do it yourself paint job, you have probably encountered the need to choose between spackle and putty. If you are finding it hard to determine […]

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How to Paint Spray Your Car like a Pro

car

No one is thrilled when their car needs a new paint job. After all, repainting a car is expensive, challenging, and time consuming, right? Well, partially right. Repainting your car probably will be a little bit time consuming. But with patience comes good things. As to the other two points, no. Repainting your car does […]

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To Rent or Buy a Paint Sprayer? Here’s How To Decide

to rent or buy a paint sprayer

To buy, or to rent. That is the question. If you have a do it yourself paint project on your hands, and you have wisely identified the need for a paint sprayer, the question then becomes whether it will be best to buy or rent one. There are pros and cons to each option that […]

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An Amateur’s Guide to Choosing a Painting Ladder

man painting on the wall

There are so many factors that go into a painting job. Here is something you might not have thought much about: what type of ladder you should use. It may sound a little bit arbitrary, all things considered, but it’s actually pretty important. A good ladder not only enhances your ability to do what you […]

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Painter’s Tape vs Masking Tape: Which is Best for Your Needs?

painters tape vs masking tape

There comes a time during many painting jobs where a little bit of tape is necessary. Taping off an area can help you avoid making messes where you don’t want them. At the paint store, you have probably seen a product called “painter’s tape.” It looks an awful lot like masking tape, doesn’t it? Should […]

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8 Paint Spraying Mistakes that Most People Make

paint spraying mistakes

A good paint sprayer can make a world of difference to a do it yourselfer. However, it can also take some getting used. There is always going to be a learning curve when it comes to paint spraying. However, it shouldn’t have to have a big effect on the quality of your work. Here are […]

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How To Remove Spray Paint From Your Skin (6 Quick Steps)

paint on hand

Paint sprayers make life a lot easier. And, a lot messier. After the end of a long day at work with the sprayer, you will inevitably be covered in paint. The worst part is that getting uncovered can often be tricky. Today we will examine some methods that should make it easier for you to […]

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