Graco Magnum 262805 X7 Cart Airless Paint Sprayer Review

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 is a multi-purpose consumer-grade paint sprayer. It’s a part of the Graco Project Painter series. Whoever made this sprayer had the DIYer in mind. The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 has a medium-sized spraying tip. It’s bigger than the Graco Magnum X5 but smaller than the next in the series.

This semi-pro paint sprayer is useful for serious DIYers and handymen. It comes with a recommended output of 125 gallons of paint a year. You can comfortably spray paint a couple of medium-sized projects a year. We’re talking about medium-sized decks, sheds, outbuildings, and home exteriors. 

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 has a 0.63 horsepower pump that creates 3000 PSI. This ensures a smooth and even flow of paint. That’s great for projects where a nice finish is crucial, such as painting walls.

Keep in mind that this isn’t a sprayer for intense commercial use or large-scale projects. But it has excellent features that make it an ideal spraying system to work around and outside your home. Let’s explore these features in more detail.

Our Top Pick
Graco Magnum 262805 X7

Graco Magnum 262805 X7

  • Max. tip size – 0.017-inch
  • Engine size – 0.625 HP
  • Fluid outlet size – 0.25-inch
  • Max. hose length – 100 Ft
  • Max. flow rate – 0.31 GPM
  • Working pressure – 20.7 MPa
  • Regular pressure – 3000 Psi
  • Weight – 26 Pounds
  • Power rating – 0.625 HP

Overview

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7, like others in this line, sucks paint straight out of a 5-gallon paint can. You don’t need to fill or refill the machine. You won’t need to carry the weight of the paint, either. This sprayer also comes with a stainless steel piston pump.

This sprayer’s pressure control is variable and allows you to adjust the flow of paint. This lets you choose how thick you want your paint coating to be. The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 also lets you attach the unit to a garden hose and flush out excess paint.

There are other key standout features of the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 that make this particular model a good buy. 

Key Features

Mounted on a wheeled cart

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 stands on a metal cart on wheels. This allows for greater mobility. You can move the paint sprayer around your house if you’re painting the exteriors. This is a great feature if you need to paint a long line of fencing. We found it easy to move, unlike many other sprayers in the same range.

graco magnum x7

Precise SG2 gun

The spray gun is a handheld metal pistol that offers control and precision over this powerful airless sprayer. It’s also built to be more comfortable to hold than many of its competitors. This gun also includes a handle-incorporated filter.

This spray gun includes a 515 tip

It lets you paint stains and latex paints, too. The manufacturer says you can spray anything as thick as latex without diluting. But we recommend you dilute latex before spraying with it as a precaution. The Graco Magnum X7’s spray tip size range varies from 0.0009 inches to 0.017 inches. You must purchase these tips separately. 

The SG2’s build is comfortable, even for longer periods. It lets you operate it with four fingers. This sprayer has an easy-pull feature that requires 30% less effort to use than its competitors. These features make this spray gun an ergonomic option.

The gun also possesses a spray tip guard. This protects the nozzle end from knocks and bumps. This sprayer has Graco’s signature reversible tips, too. Just pull the top-mounted lever and reverse the tip to troubleshoot any blockage!

Offers excellent control and precision

Unlike HVLPs, airless sprayers work at a high level of pressure. Anyone who’s used an airless unit knows that it can be tough to control them. The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 works at a PSI of 3000, so you can imagine.

These adjustable settings make it much easier to work with. They also let you use thinner liquids, such as stains and sealers, without splattering everywhere. These settings help you save paint by avoiding overspray and end with a pro-level finish.

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 has a comfortable knob with which you can change the settings. It’s conveniently located, too.

Sturdy suction tube

We mentioned that the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 sucks paint straight from the paint-can, right? It does this through a sturdy suction pipeline. Its pipe uses a 25-mesh stainless steel filter. This ensures that dirt or particles don’t enter the sprayer’s pump system. 

The benefit of this is that it increases your sprayer’s longevity. It also keeps your paint coating clean and smooth.

Upgraded pail hook

A great feature of the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 is its upgraded pail hook. People had complained of a loose hook in the Graco Magnum X5. This has been corrected in this model. The font-mounted hook lets you hand the paint-can on the cart itself. It lets you move the paint-can along with the entire device using the wheeled cart.

Some users pointed out that the pail hanger wasn’t deep enough for paint-cans with large handles. 

It’s a time saver!

This is thanks to the Graco Magnum X7’s PushPrime and PowerFlush features. Instead of wasting time on priming the gun, you can just push-start the machine. This is a hassle-free way to get your work started.

As you know, the PowerFlush lets you avoid the dreariness of taking apart the machine, cleaning it piece by piece, etc. Instead, attach the unit to a garden hose and flush out all the remaining paint. Pro tip: Use this paint-stained water for your next painting gig.

Long, flexible hose

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 comes with a 25-feet long flexible hose. This gives you the freedom to move as you please. Even better is that the maximum hose length you can attach to this sprayer is 100-feet. If you need a 100-feet hose, make sure you purchase that separately. It usually doesn’t come with the sprayer. This hose delivers an even flow.

Pros

Its maximum hose length is 100-feet

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 attaches to a 100-feet long hose. That’s long enough to let you paint with comfort and ease. This makes it perfect to paint even two-story houses or large decks. Just make sure you buy this separately if you need it.

The maximum tip size is 0.017 inches

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 comes with a max tip size that can accommodate slightly thicker materials than the Graco Magnum X5. It’s wider and can paint with latex paints. You can use certain materials diluted. You must dilute anything thicker than latex paint. 

Saves you money in the long run

Hiring a contractor to do your paintwork can be expensive. Plus, you’ll be dependant on someone else to paint your house and property. That’s why many prefer to do it themselves. Renting a sprayer can be expensive, too, if you like keeping your house looking tip-top. It’s more sensible to make a one-time investment on a paint sprayer like this one.

Great for medium to large-sized projects

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 is powerful enough to do multiple large-scale projects in a year. While it’s not meant for heavy industry-grade usage, it’s perfect for serious DIYers and semi-pro handymen.

Can spray paint over large areas quickly

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 is a high performing machine. The tip size allows it to paint larger areas smoothly. With a powerful PSI, stainless steel piston pump, and DuraFlex hose, it paints surfaces efficiently. It’s a time saving and energy preserving paint sprayer.

Easy to move around

We loved the wheels and movable cart. It made our lives so much easier. Instead of lugging the paint-can separately or struggling with the turbine, we just pushed the cart. Plus, the long and flexible hose gave us sufficient mobility.

Easy to use

The Graco Magnum 262805 X7 has a lightweight spray gun that easy to carry. All the knobs are conveniently located. It’s easy to clean and maintain. Graco also offers excellent customer service. They have tons of information for users online.

Cons

Can overspray if not put at the right setting

Unlike most airless paint sprayers, the Graco Magnum X7 does not overspray much. The overspray is controllable and you can handle it by covering your surroundings properly.

How to troubleshoot: Take a piece of cardboard or scrap wood and paint on it. That way, you’ll be able to adjust the pressure beforehand.

Loud paint sprayer

The Graco X7 vibrates due to the intense power of its pump. This vibration is what causes a sound when the sprayer is in use. It’s not a deafening roar though. You can troubleshoot this by using noise cancellation headphones or by purchasing a quieter unit.

The paint hook needs to be larger

Some users pointed out that the paint hook needs to be larger to carry a heavy paint-can. 

magnum x7

Troubleshooting with the Graco Magnum 262805 X7

The paint is dribbling from the gun

Is the pressure set too low? Clean the tip and check the gun. If it isn’t working, replace the tip and then try again.

Inconsistent spray patterns

Check if your spray tip has worn out. If it has, you’ll have to get a new sprayer. 

FAQs

Where can I get the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 paint sprayer manual?

The user manual usually comes along with the unit. Otherwise, you can visit the official Graco website and download a softcopy.

What is the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 used for?

This sprayer is good for painting decks, fences, interior walls, exterior walls, sheds, outhouses, garages, and more. It delivers a super smooth finish at high pressure. It’s an easy to use unit which gives the painter great mobility. 

It’s not for intense pro-level spray painting gigs. This sprayer isn’t suitable for constant use in commercial painting. It’s also not great for painting automobiles.

Can I use mineral spirits to clean the Graco Magnum 262805 X7?

Yes, you can. You’ll have to use mineral spirits to clean out oil-based paints and stains.

Can I use the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 for concrete and deck sealers?

You’ll need to purchase a smaller nozzle to spray concrete. 

Could I use an extension cord with the Graco Magnum 262805 X7?

Yes, you can use an extension cord with it. The voltage consumption is low and won’t cause any issues.

Can I use the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 with lacquer paints?

No, it’s not recommended to use the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 with lacquers.

Does the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 paint textures?

No, it’s not advisable to use this sprayer to paint textures. You’ll need a different sprayer for such a heavy liquid.

What parts come with the Graco Magnum 262805 X7?

The parts are a pump assembly, pin, pump valve, SG2 metal spray gun, RAC IV 515 Switch Tips, an operation manual, PowerFlush adapter, 25 feet Duraflex paint hose, a start-up guide, and a pump armor storage fluid.

How quickly can the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 spray paint?

This depends on the thickness of the liquid you’re spraying with, the level of pressure you’re using, and the spray tip size. Normally, it should take you around 30 minutes to cover a medium-sized area.

What accessories are available in the market for the Graco Magnum 262805 X7?

You can find batteries and chargers, hoses, extensions, suction tube sets, storage fluid, filters, and strainers.

Can I upgrade the spray gun?

You can upgrade to the SG3 spray gun if you want to. It has higher specs and has a hose-swivel feature that keeps the hose steady.

Does the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 work with oil-based paints and stains?

Yes, it does. It works with those materials very well. Just make sure they aren’t flammable. 

Do I need an air compressor for the Graco Magnum 262805 X7?

No, you don’t. It uses a hydraulic pump.

Could I use the Graco Magnum 262805 X7 to paint metal?

Yes, you can. That depends on what paint you’re using. This sprayer is designed to handle many liquids. Just make sure it isn’t a thick or flammable paint or stain and you’re good to go.