WORX Nitro Cordless Paint Sprayer: Fast, Flawless Finishes
Paint Spraying Made Easy
As any DIYer can attest, when it comes to painting there’s a direct correlation between speed and neatness. The faster you brush or roll on paint, the bigger the mess you make. Conversely, applying paint more slowly produces a much cleaner, neater job, but takes a painstakingly long time.
Well, I’m glad to report that you no longer have to choose between speed and neatness: WORX recently introduced the Nitro Cordless Paint Sprayer (Item WX020L, $200) that provides an incredibly fast, neat and precise way to apply a wide variety of finishes, including paints, primers, enamels, stains, and sealers. Best of all, you end up with a flawless, professional-looking job that’s free of unsightly brush strokes, lap marks, roller-nap texture, stray bristles, paint-roller fibers, and other blemishes.
The cordless paint sprayer is powered by a 20-volt, 4.0Ah lithium-ion Worx Power Share PRO intelligent battery that hasimproved power protection and runtime through an intelligent cell-cooling technology that wraps the cells in thermoplastic to dissipate heat and maximize power and performance. If you already own some Worx 20-volt tools and batteries, then purchase the tool-only version of the Nitro paint sprayer (Item WX020L.9, $130). And it’s equipped with a super-efficient brushless motor that runs 50% longer, is 25% more powerful, and has 10% longer life than a traditional brushed motor. Brushless motors are also smaller and lighter weight, making the paint sprayer very compact and comfortable to use.
Known as a high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) paint sprayer, this model is designed for small- to medium-size jobs, such as applying a finish to fences, sheds, doors, deck and porch railings, kitchen cabinets, wood trim, outdoor tables and chairs, and all other types of furniture.
I used the Nitro sprayer to paint some raised-panel wainscoting in our family room, and then took it into the garage to paint several lengths of window and door casings. (It’s always best to paint wood trim prior to installation.) Finally I applied an exterior-grade stain on my garden-tool shed; I sprayed the new stain coat right over the original stain finish, which was badly faded. I found that keeping the sprayer 6 to 8 inches away from the surface produced a smooth coat without runs or drips; just be sure to move parallel with the surface, don’t sweep your arm in an arc or you’ll get uneven coverage. Here are a few other features that I really liked:
The sprayer’s plastic paint cup has a generous 34-oz. capacity, and its two control knobs allow for extremely precise application. The air-flow control knob located top of the tool lets you adjust the speed and amount of finish, minimizing messy, wasteful over-spraying. The spray nozzle has two controls: one for adjusting the width of the fan-spray pattern (wide or narrow), and another for switching between a horizontal spray pattern and vertical pattern.
The Nitro paint sprayer comes with four spray nozzles to accommodate a wide range of materials ranging from thin stains and sealers to thick paints and primers. However, what I love most about this new paint sprayer is how easy it is to clean. I’ve owned other sprayers that were so difficult to clean that it was faster to brush or roll on the paint.
The Nitro sprayer comes with an ingeniously simple, yet amazingly effective, garden-hose adapter. Just remove the battery, paint cup and paint-suction tube from the sprayer and screw on the adapter. Next, attach a garden hose, turn on the water and squeeze the trigger to rinse the sprayer clean. Be sure to spray the paint-tinged rinse water into an appropriate container for safe disposable.
The Worx Nitro Cordless Paint Sprayer comes with one 20-volt battery, battery charger, four spray nozzles, wire brush, de-clogging needle, garden-hose adapter, and viscosity cup for thinning paint to the proper thickness. For more information about the Worx Nitro Cordless Paint Sprayer, visit worx.com and check out the video below!