The Bottom Line
For its price, the Graco TrueCoat Pro is a consumer-friendly paint sprayer of decent quality for a reasonable price. Buy only if you absolutely need to sever the cord. You simply can't paint an entire house with this type of sprayer. If that's what you intend to do, look for something like the Homeright Power-Flo paint sprayer. Also, Graco offers corded models such as the TrueCoat or TrueCoat Plus.
- A paint sprayer absolutely unhindered by any tubes or cords.
- Surprisingly powerful sprayer for a cordless model.
- A very uncomplicated tool: you will be painting in less than 20 minutes.
- Heavy to hold with one hand.
- Small cup means you are refilling paint every few minutes.
- Graco TrueCoat Pro Cordless Airless Sprayer
- Two 18V Lithium Ion Power Pack Batteries
- 32 oz (.95 L) Round Cup with Cover and 5 Cup Liners
Cheap and Effective, But Heavy To Hold
With the latest wave of amazing lithium-ion batteries on the market, it seems like everything is going cordless.
The Graco TrueCoat Pro Airless Sprayer promises to liberate you not just from the brush and the roller, but from the cord, too.
If you have never used a paint sprayer before, be prepared for sudden overdrive. That bedroom wall that takes 20 minutes with the roller now gets polished off in 5 minutes.
More importantly, all of those weird cracks, crevices, crenelations, knotholes, ornate profiles, and everything else non-flat--well, let's just say that paint sprayers were made for these types of irregular surfaces.
The only caveat with this (and this applies to all paint sprayers) is that you will spend more time prepping the area than you will for brushes or rollers.
Quick Set-Up Is a Plus
The Graco TrueCoat Pro sets up fast. Most users can have the sprayer up and running within fifteen minutes of opening the box (the battery even comes charged).
Its operation is intuitive--only a few buttons and levers to figure out before you can start painting.
The Graco TrueCoat Pro boasts wide and fast coverage, meaning that you can paint an area that is about 8' x 6') in only two or three minutes.
Its Weight May Be Too Much For Many Users
Handling will be the main worry for most users.
You are hefting a considerable amount of weight: sprayer and tank and paint and battery. All in one hand. Users may find it a bit too much to handle. After about five minutes, you may find that there is too much strain on your wrist, shoulder, and arm.
Why would the average homeowner need to cut the cord on a paint sprayer? Most paint projects are either in the house or on the house, both of which offer nearby electrical receptacles. Still, if you can't stand to deal with cords or if you're painting out-buildings and staining your fence, this Graco TrueCoat Pro will be just what you need.