In this guide we’ll take a look at the best fence sprayers for the UK market.
I’ve compared performance, functionality, build quality and cost to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Fence Sprayer?
In a rush? Here's my top choice...
Time saving and accurate, creating a perfect finish!
This Wagner Fence Sprayer is sure to save you a lot of time; covering fences evenly with just one coat. With a massive 1400 ml paint capacity, you won't have to constantly stop to refill, and you can adjust the spray and flow settings to get the exact finish you're after.CHECK PRICE →
Things to Know Before Buying a Fence Sprayer
Fence sprayers save time. Fact. Gone are the days when you’d have to stand there, painstakingly labouring away with a paintbrush. Now, you can simply fill up a paint sprayer, set it going, and finish the job in a fraction of the time.
Of course, it can be hard to know exactly what to look for when buying one of these nifty gadgets. After all, you want to make sure you’re getting the best fence sprayer possible, to make the job as painless as it can be.
Take a look at the advice below to help you make an informed purchase:
So, why go to the effort of buying one of these machines? Are they really worth the investment? Let me tell you, without a shadow of a doubt – yes they are! I didn’t even realise how much so until I bought one.
Paintbrushes make for slow work. This much we know. But it can also be much more difficult to apply paint evenly with a paintbrush. Furthermore, they often leave visible brush marks, and can even cover up the pleasing aesthetic properties of the surface.
A fence sprayer will:
- Give an even application of paint
- Provide excellent coverage
- Take the back ache out of fence painting
- Save you tonnes of time!
Your choice of paint sprayer will depend somewhat on the type of paint you want to use.
Some fence sprayers are quite specific about the type of paint they can be used with, and this can really limit you. Especially if you already have some paint that you’re hoping to use.
For example, all of the fence sprayers in this top five are suitable for use with a wide range of paints and stains, including solvent-based and water-based paints.
This is something to keep an eye out for, as some fence sprayers won’t be able to be used with solvent based paints.
Your best bet is to ensure that the fence sprayer you’re thinking about buying can be used with a lot of different paint types. These sprayers are unlikely to be much more expensive, and will be more versatile and useful to you in the long run.
Some sprayers will require you to dilute paint before using it, you should check the manufacturer’s instructions to see what to do in this case.
Fence sprayers range in how much paint they can hold.
If you have a large area to paint, check that the paint sprayer you choose has a large paint reservoir. Otherwise, you will end up refilling the tank every five minutes.
Here we can see some of the tank capacities of the fence sprayers in my top five:
Wagner Fence & Decking Paint Sprayer: 1400 ml
VonHaus 400W Fence Sprayer: 800 ml
It’s easy to see that some fence sprayers will need refilling more often than others. That said, refilling isn’t too time consuming and it will still be much faster than using a paintbrush. So, it’s up to you how much importance you put on this factor.
Another thing to bear in mind, when considering reservoir size, is the flow speed of the sprayer. For example, the Tacklife SGP15AC 400W Fence Sprayer can be adjusted to have a painting flow of up to 800 ml / min. Seeing as its capacity is 900 ml, you would need to refill quite often if using it on the maximum flow setting. That said, you’re more likely to use these fence sprayers on lower settings.
Most fence sprayers come with a range of spray patterns. These different settings will make them suitable for vertical work such as fences and sheds as well as horizontal work such as decking and flooring.
These are great to look out for because they really will make it a lot easier to complete these different jobs. You might find it a bit more awkward if you buy a sprayer without these options.
Another feature to look out for is an adjustable flow rate. This is useful for two reasons. One, you can adjust the flow depending on the viscosity of the paint; and two, you can change the flow to get exactly the coverage you’re looking for.
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Wagner Fence Sprayer Review
This Wagner Fence & Decking Paint Sprayer is extremely easy to use and creates a really even finish.
It’s ideal for use with all water-based and solvent-based products, plus it can be used with any standard stains, oils, varnishes or paints. The possibilities are (almost) endless!
And, of course, I have to immediately mention its large 1400 ml paint container. This is an impressive capacity, and this sprayer really can hold a lot of paint, making life a lot easier because you don’t have to keep stopping to refill it.
So, what other factors have contributed to me choosing this as the best fence sprayer available? Well, it has three settings to make it even easier to treat wood vertically, horizontally, or do finer work. It also has an adjustable flow to ensure an even coat and thorough coverage. Plus, it’s simple to take apart for cleaning and the attachments are easy to change so your job won’t be disrupted.
This electric fence sprayer is the best fence sprayer on the market because it is easy to use and performed really well – it covered fences evenly in one coat and saved me loads of time!
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Wagner WoodPerfect Fence Sprayer Review
This Wagner WoodPerfect Fence Sprayer provides a professional finish and will get the job done fast.
You can use it with all wood and metal paints, stains, varnishes or oils. It can be used with water-based or solvent-based products.
Also, there’s no need to worry about it cutting out when painting at awkward angles, because this paint sprayer features a 3-pattern adjustable paint jet and is extremely versatile. You can use this fence sprayer for so much more than just spraying fences as it is suitable for primers, satin and gloss paints, too.
Another great thing is that this fence sprayer is light and quiet, yet powerful enough to get the job done quickly and easily.
What’s more, it’s simple to clean after use. So you don’t need to let the idea of cleaning it afterwards put you off the job!
This fence sprayer is ultra versatile and can be used for a myriad of painting jobs around the home and garden. It produces a super fine spray that gives excellent coverage and an even, professional looking finish. It’s definitely one of the best fence sprayers on the market.
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Tacklife SGP15AC 400W Fence Sprayer Review
This Tacklife SGP15AC 400W Fence Sprayer makes life easier with its easy-to-refill paint container.
The refill container has a quick-opening lid, making it convenient and quick to top up the paint when necessary. It can hold 900 ml of paint so you will be able to go some time without having to stop.
It can be used with water- and solvent-based products and is suitable for use with a range of primers, paints, stains and oils. What’s more, this fence sprayer has three spray patterns which not only make it easier to achieve even coverage, but facilitate both vertical or horizontal application. The variable flow adjustment is another feature which means you have total control over your painting.
This fence sprayer is light, weighing just under 2 kg, so it won’t tire you out, and it is easy to take apart for cleaning.
This is an economical and versatile electric fence sprayer for spraying sheds, fences and other surfaces. It’s also the best fence sprayer to go for if you are on a budget!
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VonHaus 400W Fence Sprayer Review
This VonHaus 400W Fence Sprayer takes the tedium out of painting tasks.
Like the other models, is also suitable for a full range of paints, so you don’t even have to limit yourself to just fence painting. Unlike other models, VonHaus have fitted this sprayer with a brass nozzle (as opposed to plastic) to make it more durable.
Its 800 ml paint canister is a reasonable size. Not the biggest, but still enough to hold plenty of paint.
You can adjust the flow rate of the sprayer, and it can deliver up to 700 ml per minute on its highest setting. Imagine how much quicker this can get the job done than when using a paintbrush! It also features three spray patterns for vertical, horizontal and detail work.
This fence sprayer is easy to use and clean. It even comes with a nozzle cleaning needle and a pipe cleaner to help you out. It provides even coverage, and the opportunity to really find the best setting for the job.
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Airless Electric 650W Fence Sprayer Review
This Airless Electric 650W Fence Sprayer has an 800 ml canister and is suitable for use with a variety of solvent or water-based paints, stains and varnishes. It has an adjustable spray pattern making it suitable for a range of surfaces. It comes with a spare nozzle and measuring cup.
This fence paint sprayer is lightweight, easy to use and does a good job of evenly coating fencing.
Fence Sprayer FAQ
Most good-quality fence sprayers will work with standard stains and paints meaning there’s no need to buy specialist paints. Some fence sprayer manufacturers advise diluting the product to ensure it is thin enough to work with the sprayer. The details of the dilution process will be included in the product manual.
When spraying a fence, the wood should be dry but not too hot. A sunny spring or summer morning is usually ideal. If the wood is too hot this can affect the adhesion of the stain or paint. Additionally, you should make sure it’s not windy – the fine particles of paint can easily be blown about and land on nearby plants or surfaces.
Use a mask when using a fence sprayer so that you don’t breath in fine particles. Gloves and goggles are also advisable. In addition, you should protect surrounding areas, such as patios and plants, as the fine spray can get blown about a lot in even a light breeze. Watch out for any items that could be damaged by the paint such as cars, garden furniture and washing – remove these to a safe distance. If using a sprayer indoors, make sure the room is well ventilated and protect floors and furniture. Make sure children and pets are well out of the way before beginning to spray.