Titan 460e Airless Sprayer Review - perfect for spraying emulsion and masonry paint

Titan 460e Airless Sprayer Review

By Mike Cupit

I’ve been spraying for around 12 years now and as a decorator, I use my airless set-up every few weeks. I spray everything from newbuilds, to pebble dash and everything in between. I love it, even spraying pliolite on occasion. My Titan was the first sprayer I ever bought and although I’ve used many other machines, it’s still my favourite. I thought I’d do a quick review on the Titan 460e, hope you find it useful.

 

The Machine!!

 

The Titan 460e is in fact an airless sprayer, manufactured by the same company who own Wagner. It comes with quite a powerful pump which will easily handle the interior of large newbuilds or even roughcast render. You can control the pressure, use different sized lances, have a whip hose or the traditional longer hose so you can spray larger areas.

 

You should top the piston up with lube at the beginning and end of every job, as well as every couple of hours whilst in use. Cleaning out should be done with warm water if using water-based paints, or white spirit if using anything oil-based.

 

My Titan 460e Airless Sprayer Review

 

Right, let’s get down to my opinion. First, the Titan 460e is a worrier!! I’ve had mine for 12 years and it hasn’t broke once!! I haven’t even had it serviced in all that time, it just keeps going. It really is a titan in every sense of the word.

 

The only issue I have had was the gun which went knackered due to wear and tear after about 5 years of use. The pin inside wore down so when I released the trigger, it didn’t fit snugly anymore inside the gun and I’d still get a dribble of paint. The rep was useless too, trying to sell me some cleaning kit for over £100!! I swapped it for a Tritech gun from Tikkurila, which is a lot more responsive and easier to control anyway.

 

So, the Titan gun isn’t as good as a Tritech and if I was to buy another Titan sprayer now, I’d bin the gun straight away. The actual machine though, wow!! I’ve already said I’ve been using it for 12 years without ever having it serviced and it hasn’t put a foot wrong.

 

In conclusion, machine great, gun crap

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