Graco Finish Pro HVLP Turbine Sprayers Review (Includes Video)
HVLP Turbine Sprayers are a great option for high efficiency spraying in the field. If you have decided a HVLP Turbine Sprayer is best for your painting needs you may be considering different manufacturers of HVLP Turbine Sprayers. Today we will provide an overview and review of the Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine Sprayers so you can decide if the Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine may be the right choice for you, if you need more help on deciding if an HVLP Turbine is best you can review our guide on HVLP Turbine sprayers vs HVLP Air Spray Guns.
Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine Sprayer Features
- The FinishPro HVLP Turbine series uses a suction cup design, this design allows the turbine spray gun to be set without a stand while working on a project. This can make it easier to take care of any small changes you need to make while working
- The FinishPro HVLP Turbine uses a collapsing suction cup design with replaceable liners. This design makes changing coatings quick and easy. Additionally, it allows for consistent paint flow while the unit is being used as material is continuously drawn to the turbine spray gun fluid nozzle.
- The FinishPro HVLP Turbines have fluid needle and nozzles that change out from the front of the spray gun making it quick and easy to change between tip sizes
Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine Sprayer Model Options
There are a few different options with the FinishPro series of turbine sprayers. First is the number of stages offered with the unit, second is whether you choose a pro contractor, standard, or pro comp series. Will cover stages first.
Finish Pro 7 vs 9 vs 9.5
Each jump in models adds additional stages to your turbine sprayer, HVLP turbine sprayer stages increase the efficiency of the sprayer and deliver more atomization ability. The 7 series is a 3 stage model, the Graco Finish Pro 9 is a 4 stage, and the 9.5 / 9.5 Pro Comp is a 5 Stage HVLP Turbine Sprayer. For daily use and medium to large jobs you will typically want to consider a 4 stage or higher unit, the 3 stage unit will do well for smaller occasional projects.
Standard vs Pro Contractor
The standard and Pro Contractor series of the Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine Sprayers offer different options. The Pro Contractor units have two air filtration filters for incoming air, ensuring air that is used is free of any debris. The Pro Contractor also offers an automatic turbine stop feature that turns the turbine off when you stop spraying for a certain period of time, this helps eliminate any issues with potential over heating and helps the turbine to last longer. The 9.0 Pro Contractor comes with two fluid needle/ nozzle sets including a 3 and 4, while the 9.5 Pro Contractor and Pro Comp come with 3, 4, and 5 needle/ nozzle sets. The Pro Comp series offers a remote 2 quart cup that is pressurized with a built in compressor, remote pressure cups allow for independent control of fluid and air which gives you greater flexibility in adjusting how your material will appear as it is sprayed. The Standard HVLP Turbine series do not offer the auto on/ off turbine, only come with a single fluid needle, and do not have two filters prior to the turbines. With less air filtration and not having an auto on/off the standard series are best for lighter use.
Additional Frequently Asked Questions
Can you make the 9.5 pro contractor unit into a ProComp unit at a later date – Unfortunately you cannot convert a Graco 9.5 pro contractor to a ProComp model as the integrated compressor is built into the Procomp model and is not able to be added on the existing 9.5 ProContractor series.
The Graco FinishPro HVLP Turbine Sprayer does great spraying light to medium viscosity coatings, even up to about a latex consistency with proper thinning. The ProContractor series offers auto off options and better filters, making it the ideal choice for frequent use if budget allows, if budget is really tight you can check ACFA-Cashflow small business lending online for unsecured loan approval. The sprayer 4 or 5 stage models (the 9 and 9.5) offer the greatest performance when it comes to atomization ability but the 3 stage FinishPro 7 also performs well .