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Old 09-24-2013, 11:02 PM   #16
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thanks so much for your help Canary, Troy and ToolSeeker, that helps end the confusion Airless it is. I guess I could use the smaller tip for stain and/or poly on my floater frames. I wonder how it would work on spraying gallery wrapped canvas prints.

Now to figure out if I need the battery, or electric

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Just thought of another use after the kitchen cabinets, my cement wall and floor in the basement would probably be easier than a roller
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what is the difference between the Graco TrueCoat Pro II Professional Handheld Sprayer 16n673
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the TrueCoat Plus II Handheld Electric Airless Sprayer 16n659
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Old 09-25-2013, 06:51 AM   #19
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ok, think I figured it out, did a lot of searching and reading. I know the difference between the Pro and the Pro II, Pro II is 20V battery and has the option to be able to replace all parts in the future.
Graco TrueCoat Pro II Cordless as much as I can't afford it :-/ I know we have many projects including all our entry doors to the house, and our 2 garage doors along with my kitchen cabinets and thinking it might help paint our 18ft ceiling in our foyer a lot easier as long as things are taped off with plastic.
Plus, there is now a $75 rebate going on from Graco.

Thanks to all for your help in making this stressful decision. I've been working on looking for the paint sprayer and getting ready for another 2 day art festival this weekend, so been a bit stressed.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #20
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I would suggest go on you tube and go to Idaho painters he has some really good vids on spraying.
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:24 AM   #21
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thanks Been on Youtube a lot with looking how to get just my kitchen cabinets done. I'll go check if this was one of the companies I watched. After watching some videos directly from Graco, I know already some of the older videos I watched, the people making the video were doing it wrong in more ways than one.
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I ended up buying it on Ebay $490 then my $75 rebate.
I was able to pay for it with Paypal Bill-pay and have 6 months to pay it down with no interest. Much better than putting it on a credit card
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At that price, aren't you afraid tool might broke and you are stuck with no returning or warranty?
I have been debating if getting a graco truecoat II plus on ebay. New, sells for $190 instead $260, but is the saving worth if it brakes...

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I ended up buying it on Ebay $490 then my $75 rebate.
I was able to pay for it with Paypal Bill-pay and have 6 months to pay it down with no interest. Much better than putting it on a credit card
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:18 AM   #24
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If your buying it new there should be some kind of warranty since the new is sold by dealers in most cases, I think.
I would suggest you go to a couple paint forums , use the search and read the reviews.
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They are both descent, comes down to personal preference.
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my Graco seems to have clogged. I can't even get water to spray through it.
Is there something I need to check? no real phone number to call Graco directly
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my Graco seems to have clogged. I can't even get water to spray through it.
Is there something I need to check? no real phone number to call Graco directly
Sometimes the ball gets stuck. A light tap or two in the right place on the pump shaft will loosen it up.

Hard to describe where to tap it, need a pic or model number.
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Also the tip can become clogged try turning the tip 180 degrees so the arrow is pointing toward you then spray this will clear a clogged tip.
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thank you. I knew about the unclog option, have used it a few times while painting. This time it didn't work.

What I finally did was poured some mineral spirits inside the container and primed the sprayer. Went outside and gave it a few squirts, and eventually it worked itself out. My 4 door frames for my kitchen cabinets came in, the ones I am putting glass in, and I wanted to finish painting them, and my center island. Hopefully I'll have enough done that the kitchen can be more in order for the holidays lol. Still need to replace some of the perimeter cabinets, but thats another project.
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This is a great thread!

So much information, research, and thought went into it. I appreciate, as a Graco employee, all the support and information that was shared. This is a truly helpful thread!

I'm happy the TrueCoat Plus II handheld worked for you, and how the benefit of using the right tip makes a world of difference!

Take care!

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