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Welcome to paintsprayers.reviews!
If you’ve read this far, chances are you’ve had time to check out a few of our reviews, and gotten a sense of what we’re about. Good! We’re glad to have you visit. If you’ve found our reviews helpful, and are thinking about making a tool purchase, you’re probably doing a little research to find out a bit about us, to make sure we know what we’re talking about. That’s always a great idea, and we’re excited to have the chance to introduce ourselves and give you a sense of who we are and why we’ve started this site.
You can probably tell that we don’t have a massive corporate budget, and we’re not part of a big media conglomerate. That’s to your benefit, because we can proudly say we don’t have any brand buy-ins, or products that we have to plug. We’re free to be as objective as possible, and bring you the very best air tool reviews possible without being influenced.
We run a pretty tight ship here, so we can actually introduce you to all of us here on one page:
Jimmy’s a professional painter and finisher by trade. He works in mid- and upscale homes doing custom coloring, cabinetry finish work, and trim projects. If you’ve ever been to a restored Victorian house in or around Boston (and there are more than you might think), you’ve probably seen Jimmy’s work. Very few folks have the training or knowledge to match period paints and looks with safe modern materials, and Jimmy has made his name doing just that. He doesn’t limit himself to the 19th century, though. Jimmy does all sorts of contract work for people who care enough to hire a professional painter who only does painting–full-time, not as part of a larger general contracting gig.
Carol’s been a fine furniture maker for the better part of 20 years, and if there’s anyone who’d know about fine finish equipment, it’s her! She met Jimmy at a tool conference in Indiana in 2015, which is when they started talking about starting a site for fellow tradespeople to get real, helpful, practical reviews of. Even to folks like Carol who have been doing paint and finish work for years as a form of income, the sprayer market is constantly evolving, so unless you have the time and budget to go to a trade show every year, it’s pretty easy to get behind the curve.
Ricky isn’t a huge painter, but luckily that’s not what he’s here for. Ricky’s our webmaster, and also our copy editor. He likes to think of himself as a general nerd, so talking about tools and exploring new gadgets doesn’t ever feel like too much of a job.
So, that’s all of us. Now, back to the site! It’s written mostly by Carol, but Jimmy usually chimes in with some advice, especially when it comes to special materials and house work, since Carol tends to be most adroit with furniture and finish materials. They do their best to keep current with everything that’s on the market, so they can give you the best perspective on what’s available at any given time. They can also give you the kind of advice you can only get from seasoned pros. Each review includes input from both Carol and Jimmy, so you can get a well-rounded sense of how each paint sprayer we feature works for different kinds of work/projects.
The team updates the site pretty regularly, so if you’re a tradesperson or just a tool nerd, feel free to check as often as you want. You’ll see new products recommended when we get a chance to review them, and we’ll also tell you when it’s better to stick with older models than to go for the newest products.
Thanks for visiting, all–and get in touch! You can drop us a line to ask a question or suggest a piece of equipment you think we should be including. Or, give us your constructive feedback to make the site better for everybody.
-the paintsprayers.reviews team