Graco Magnum X5 Flexible Tube Paint Sprayer

Last updated: September 28, 2022

A workhorse for outdoor jobs, the Graco Magnum X5 delivers a steady spray and variable pressure control. And with a speedy flow rate, it will help you complete even the biggest walls in no time. It can handle most any type of surface apart from asphalt or similar granulated textures.

We looked at the top Paint Sprayers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Paint Sprayer you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Whether painting the exterior of your home or your outdoor shed, this powerful paint sprayer with pressure controls will get the job done.

In our analysis of 60 expert reviews, the Graco Magnum X5 Flexible Tube Paint Sprayer placed 8th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Graco Project Series sprayers make it easy for avid DIY homeowners and handymen to power through small to midsize jobs with speed and finesse. DIY homeowners and handymen get cost-efficient, high-speed performance with the Magnum X5. These sprayers are ideal for painting all types of indoor projects, or tackle outdoor projects like decks, siding, fences or small homes. Includes SG2 Metal Spray Gun, RAC IV 515 SwitchTip, 25 ft. Duraflex paint hose, Pump Armor storage fluid, PowerFlush adapter, Quick Start-Up Guide and Operation Manual. Do not spray combustible materials near an open flame or sources of ignition such as cigarettes, motors,and electrical equipment

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Once pressure is adjusted, it provides good coverage and sprays easily.
The Graco Magnum 262800 X5 comes with a standthat keeps this unit in place as well as a handle for easier transport.
The paint sprayer comes with a stainless steel pump. This ensures that the product is durable. Moreover, a stainless steel pump is more capable of totally atomizing paint, thereby allowing a painter to attain the desired results of a smooth and fine paint finish.
This sprayer has a complete pressure control system that allows the user to adjust for heavy or light paint jobs.
Producing an outstanding flow rate of 0.24 gallons per min, this sprayer is best suited for situations where speed, as well as quality counts.
The flexible suction tube allows you to pump materials directly from your 1 or 5-gallon paint buckets. That also means an easier cleanup.
The Graco Magnum equipped with an adjustable knob which is easy to handle and helps for pressure adjustment.
The X5 has several options available to its users for flexibility.

What reviewers didn't like

May need to water down thick paints like latex.
What we noticed during our short testing phase is that the Magnum X5 can clog with thicker materials.
This sprayer will not spray granulated material like asphalt or texture-based material.
On the downside, the sprayer comes with only a 1-year warranty. For a machine this expensive, a longer warranty would really have been preferable.
The final downside is that the Graco Magnum X5 is only geared to smaller or medium-sized projects. At a recommended annual usage of 125 gallons, this isn’t particularly designed to be used daily.
Perfect for small and medium sized jobs
Loses Suction. The main source of pressure for airless sprayers is the paint; however, that means the less paint left in the can, the less pressure there will be. Expect to lose suction and spraying power when there’s around an inch left in your paint can.
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