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Published on October 19th, 2010 | by Greg


Paint in Volumes with the HomeRight Pro 8.0

Already in the throes of fall, with winter around the bend, it’s a prudent time to make home improvements. Your house will thank you for a good coat of paint before weather makes that task a pipe dream. Enter HomeRight’s Pro 8.0 Extra Heavy-Duty Power Paint Sprayer, which makes painting quicker, neater, and easier. HomeRight touts the paint sprayer as their most powerful sprayer available—it can spray 1 gallon of paint at a time in just 8 minutes, and up to 8 gallons per hour. Not limited to the use of paint, it can spray sealers, stains, varnishes, and water proofers. The sprayer can apply liquids and densities from light to heavy and everything in between.

I gave my homeowner friend the device to try out for herself, and she was very pleased with the results- our office landlord likely would have frowned upon our testing it out at work. Weighing 7.5 pounds, the sprayer wasn’t too heavy for her, and the ergonomic design made the job an (almost) pleasurable experience. The paint sprayer’s motor sits over the hand, which makes the device more balanced and results in less hand fatigue compared to other paint sprayers on the market. My friend reported that the paint sprayer’s features – including a volume control knob that ensures the best paint flow, two speeds, and 12 inch extra-wide spray nozzle—really did make that chore of adding a new coat of paint to her abode a simpler task. The sprayer’s high speed can be used for wide-open coverage, while the low speed is useful for smaller areas. The fan nozzle did not leave any brush marks, which earned high marks from my friend. The paint sprayer was also reasonably easy to clean after use.

The sprayer is specifically designed for heavy duty paint projects. For projects of this size, simply connect the sprayer to a paint can with a five-foot suction tube and clamps—helpfully included—which will draw paint directly from the can and eliminate the need to refill the sprayer after every gallon of liquid is used. Other tools included with the sprayer are a cleaning brush, petroleum oil, a 0.8 mm heavy premium latex fan spray tip, two replacement atomizer valves, and a one-gallon plastic backpack that is perfect for covering larger areas and can be taken on ladders. Smaller jobs might be simpler with a different model, and they do make a variety to suit many needs.

The HomeRight Paint Sprayer retails for $139.99, a fair price given the sprayer’s solid performance, setting options, and accessories. Savings can be found from online at Amazon, among other retailers.

About the Author

Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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