Pro painter using Titan Impact X sprayer

Top New Tools for Pro Painters in 2024

Each summer, we take our annual look at all the best new equipment and supplies available for pro painters. This year, that includes high-performance airless sprayers, motorized scaffolding systems and new advances in caulking guns and painter’s tape. Read on for our five top picks for 2024.

Titan® Impact™ X 410

This new compact sprayer boasts new technologies as well as performance and productivity features that have only been available on larger sprayers – until now.

“With the Impact™ X 410, we’ve re-engineered and re-imagined the 410 to spray even faster, smarter and better,” said Brent Jane, product manager for Titan. “It takes productivity to the next level with new technologies and smart design features not found on competitive models.”

The Impact X 410 features Titan’s new Logix™ Adaptive Pressure Control System, a tip-sensing technology that pairs with Titan’s new DuraLife™ HE Brushless Motor to automatically adjust power and pump speed for consistent pressure and smooth, steady flow. They work together to ensure the pump works only as hard as needed for the application, making it run cooler for years of maintenance free operation.

The motor makes the Impact X 410 the most durable, reliable and long-lasting Titan 410 ever and it’s backed by Titan’s WearGuard® Lifetime Motor Warranty.

The MaxFX™ Fluid Section on the Impact X 410 allows for maximum uptime and productivity with fluid section changes in minutes on the jobsite. Self-adjusting and self-compensating Quad+ Packings™ are proven to extend the life of the fluid section and deliver productivity job after job. The durable PermaLife™ Cylinder never wears out and never needs replacing.

The Impact X 410 features an updated lever-action Prime/Spray Valve that works to minimize the chance of the return hose jumping from the material container when switching from spraying to priming. The lever-action bypass valve gradually and evenly releases pressure from the unit when switching from one position to the other.

The Impact X 410’s Vertical Filter Housing completely drains coatings and maximizes filtering area to ensure full filtration of material. For maximum portability and comfort, the sprayer is four pounds lighter than comparable models and has a 360-degree adjustable, ergonomic carrying handle for maximum comfort, grip and portability.

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Metaltech® Climb-N-Go

The Climb-N-Go was designed to increase worker efficiency, eliminating the need to get off the scaffold to move it.

Equipped with a powerful electric motor, it is propelled by the energy of an 18 to 21 volt battery from any one of the six largest brands in the industry. Its wheels are installed on the bottom of the scaffolding and the joystick control on the guardrail or directly on a rung.

With the Climb-N-Go, you will be able to move around your work site at height in a safe way. In addition, it is compatible with all Metaltech Baker types scaffolding.

Lighter and more compact than a scissor lift, the Climb-N-Go does not need a freight elevator to be moved around the job site.

Compact and easy to transport to a job site, the electric motor can be quickly and easily installed on all Metaltech Baker type scaffolds. Unlike a scissor lift, it moves on a job site without the need for a freight elevator.

It is equipped with an automatic wheel lock safety system, and gets 4,500 feet of battery life on a single battery charge. The Climb-N-Go complies with CSA S269.2-16 and OSHA standards 1926.452(W).

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Graco® Ultimate™ 490 XT

The new Ultimate 490 XT from Graco delivers an airless spray experience like never before.

Graco’s breakthrough 1.3 HP Xtreme Torque™ Motor, the first motor ever designed by Graco for airless spray delivers the world’s widest & steadiest running pressure, along with unrivaled pump durability. Graco’s Xtreme Torque sprayers make it easier to get more work done in a day with increased flow and production rates.

Xtreme Torque Motor Technology provides 15 times more torque than traditional motors – providing unmatched power and performance, and 90 percent lower running speeds create the quietest sprayer ever built – up to 10 times quieter.

Rapid Response Pressure Control gives you the largest operating pressure range, with more performance across its full tip size range. It responds instantly to deliver the steadiest running pressure for the Perfect Airless Finish™.

Two Selectable Performance Modes boost efficiency on every job. Bring on the savings and achieve Xtreme Control with Low Pressure Mode (50 to 2,000 psi) or use High Pressure Mode for longer hose lengths and cold running conditions (500 to 3,300 psi).

The easy-to-read LED digital display is visible in even the toughest spraying conditions.

XT sprayers feature an Endurance™ Vortex® Piston Pump with ProConnect. The Endurance Vortex Rod lasts three times longer than the competition by automatically rotating piston rod to extend pump life. The ProConnect Pump Removal provides for fast on-the-job service.

Every XT model features an Endurance Vortex Pump to provide unrivaled pump durability and performance and up to 3 times longer life than competitive pumps, reducing downtime.

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FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape

FrogTape® Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Containment Tape is a two-in-one tape solution that is 50 percent faster compared to standard poly-hanging methods on average and removes quickly and easily, helping paint pros tackle jobs with speed and ease.

One side of the tape has a premium painter’s tape adhesive that won’t damage surfaces and offers 21-day clean removal. The other side has an aggressive adhesive to securely hold poly-sheeting and ensure protection of surfaces.

The tape is repositionable so it can be moved if not put in the correct position the first time. It conforms to uneven surfaces for full containment even when the surface isn’t completely smooth.

Use it to hang poly sheeting, tarps and other protective coverings to create high performance containment systems for restoration, abatement and remodeling tasks such as painting, cleaning, sanding, mold remediation, asbestos removal and more.

This containment tape can be used on a variety of surfaces, including painted walls, woodwork, glass, metal and vinyl.

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Newborn 620AL Sausage Caulking Gun

Newborn started out in 1974 with only two models of caulking guns. Since then, the company has designed and manufactured over 95 different models and obtained numerous patents by continuously listening to customer feedback from professionals in the painting trade and other industries.

Their Newborn 620AL model is a powerful and versatile caulking gun that works for 20-ounce sausage packs, 24-ounce bulk loading, and 10-ounce cartridges.

The friction plate utilizes Newborn’s DuraCore® technology for increased gun life. A high 18:1 thrust ratio makes it easy to extrude thicker materials as well as applications in cold temperatures.

The 620AL includes a self-puncturing sausage cone plus two standard PC-620 cones. Quickly convert and extrude bulk material or 10-ounce cartridges with the included adapter accessories. The back handle features a rubber-coated comfort grip. A multi-chemical-resistant Twin Bulk Hytrel Cup is included.

This article was published in the Summer 2024 issue of PPC magazine. ©2024 Fusable. Sherwin-Williams is a one-stop source for all these products and everything else you need for all your projects. Stop by your local store or see a complete list of painting equipment and supplies at the Sherwin-Williams contractor website.