Titan Impact 440 Review: Pros, Cons & Verdict

Review of Titan Impact 440 Airless Sprayer

Editor Rating: 4.4/5

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Review Summary

Titan’s Impact 440 falls within the company’s Level 2 product classification of airless sprayers aimed at the professional paint contractor market. This sprayer is just above the entry-level models Titan sells and, as such, provides more capacity and capability than those models. It is a sprayer that will perform well on smaller projects, such as homes, apartments, exterior maintenance, and so forth. Contractors will find it an excellent option for these smaller sized jobs.

Like most airless sprayers at this level of capability, it is not the best choice for the typical homeowner type of projects. It is designed for a “production” environment and can be used every day, spraying between 50 and 100 gallons per week. It is also a tool that requires specific setup and tear down procedures to maintain the tool and produce the most consistent results, characteristics of a professional rather than homeowner tool.

Based in Plymouth, MN, Titan is a relative newcomer, being founded in the 1970s. Even so, the company has a number of industry innovations to its credit and produces high quality/ high-performance tools. The Impact 440 reflects the company’s attributes and has led its category in sales for several years. Professionals with a need for a sprayer to handle smaller jobs will be satisfied with the Impact 440.

Impact 440 – A Quick Look

Pros
  • Simple to understand and control panel and controls
  • Outstanding warranty
  • Specifically engineered for the longest life
Cons
  • Expensive when compared to competitor’s offerings
  • Lower gallon per week design limits it to smaller jobs

Specifications

Brand name: Titan Tool USA

Model: Impact 440

Voltage: 120VAC

Motor: 7/8 hp, DC

Maximum PSI: 3300

Maximum GPM: 0.54

Maximum tip size: 0.023

Maximum hose length: 300’

Quad+ Packings

Specially engineered packings wipe abrasive materials clean during sprayer operation to prevent them coming into contact with the piston or main sealing main lip, greatly extending sprayer life.

AutoOiler so you don’t have to

Another innovative feature of this sprayer is its AutoOiler. No, it’s not an AI oiler, you still have to push a button. But, it makes the task of keeping the packings oiled for maximum protection much easier.

Electronic Pressure Control with Rapid Clean for faster cleanup

Paint sprayers require cleaning before and after every use for best performance. After a long day of pulling the trigger and laying down room after room of paint (or other finish), you are ready to go home. This feature of the Impact 440 makes the cleanup process shorter, turning you loose to maybe, just maybe, get a jump on traffic.

FAQ

The literature claims it’s the best warranty in the business. What does it cover?

You don’t believe that marketing hype do you? Just kidding. Titan does provide what is arguably the best warranty in the business. The warranty provides users with the following coverage: 4-year protection against defects in materials and workmanship, limited lifetime warranties on the motor and drivetrain, and a 35-day satisfaction guarantee.

What is supplied with the sprayer?

The Impact 440 is supplied with the Titan RX-80 gun, reversible spray tip, and 50’ of hose. The gun provides an excellent degree of control, is designed for extended periods of use comfortably (a good feature in the painting business), and can be configured to allow two and four-finger use.

What types of materials will this tool handle?

The Impact 440 is capable of spraying latex, enamels, lacquers, stains, and many other low to medium viscosity materials. Its range is fairly broad, allowing it to be used in the most common applications contractors face. But, to be on the safe side, always be certain the material you want to spray is compatible with the sprayer.

What the Users Say

Let’s move to the opinions of others who have experienced the Impact 440 up close and personal. We have gone into the store of all knowledge, the internet, and searched for the good and bad reactions to the Impact 440 to give you a sense of how well it lives up to its “industry-leading” billing.

What better way to live up to your billing than by doing the job folks expect you to do? That is exactly what users say about their 440, that it performs and performs beautifully. Even when spraying more difficult finishes like lacquers, it does the job perfectly (Hint: if you follow the directions!)

Pattern control crops up as well with users loving the degree of control they have over the spray patterns. Last but not least, the 440 is manufactured so users can rebuild certain parts to get more life out of their sprayer and Titan goes as far as providing some of the necessary materials along with detailed instructions in the owner manual on how to proceed.

The main complaint on the tool was clean up. No one likes cleanup, but airless sprayers demand thorough cleaning to perform properly. And, in all fairness, cleanup is not unique to the Impact 440. It is a pain with every sprayer though Titan equips their sprayer with their Rapid Clean feature to make shorter work of it.

Conclusion

The Titan Impact 440 is an excellent airless sprayer that will give its users years, if not decades, of use. While it is built to handle smaller jobs and lower weekly paint volumes, any professional painter will find it the perfect solution for residential, maintenance, and other small projects. Homeowners and DIYers without airless sprayer experience should look for other options as a sprayer in this class of tool needs an experienced finger on the trigger. Great warranty, durability, precision…what’s not to like?