Titan ControlMax 1500 Paint Sprayer Review 2020 | The Strategist

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As someone who has bought and restored two houses in frightening states of disrepair, I have deemed myself an expert in all matters of renovation. (It helps that my fiancé is a professional contractor.) I always offer the following three pieces of advice to anyone who asks — and to quite a few people who don’t: Latex Paint Sprayer

Titan ControlMax 1500 Paint Sprayer Review 2020 | The Strategist

1. Splurge on a Makita drill. 2. Basement issues aren’t always a deal-breaker. 3. Rolling or brushing on paint is for suckers. Paint sprayers are the only way to go.

My love affair with the paint sprayer goes back only a few months, to when my fiancé and I bought a dilapidated 1850’s house — a place that made the first dilapidated house we bought look like a brand-spanking-new condo. There is not a single surface of this place that doesn’t need a new coat of paint.

A quick word about me and painting: I am not exactly a careful or detail-oriented person when it comes to painting. The split between paint that gets on the walls and paint that gets on me is usually about 50/50. So when my fiancé suggested buying a paint sprayer, I assumed I didn’t have the skill to handle it. But I also thought about all the ceilings that I would have to roll if we didn’t buy a sprayer. Have you ever painted a ceiling with a roller? It’s actual torture: sore shoulders, sweaty goggles, paint in your hair. I decided a sprayer was worth a try.

I started my search where we all start our searches for products: Google. But when I couldn’t find a single good article about paint sprayers, I gave up, and we asked my fiancé’s painter subcontractor what he uses.

Titan ControlMax 1500 Paint Sprayer Review 2020 | The Strategist

Cordless Spray Painter He recommended the Titan High Efficiency airless sprayer, which was a whopping $300. As a person who considers cheapness part of her personal brand, the price almost caused me to turn back. But my fiancé remind