Paint Zoom Problems and Fixes

by Richard

People worldwide have seen the commercial for the Paint Zoom and thought about how great it would be to finally get all those painting chores around the house taken care of. While there are plenty of people that purchase this product and have had no issues whatsoever with using it, there are some people that have nothing BUT issues using it. That makes them question whether or not they’ve been ripped off.

Complaint:

When using the Paint Zoom, you find that no matter what kind of paint you’re using, it always seems to clog the hose or gun, and never seems to spray right. There are quite a few people that have found this to be a major problem, and no matter what they do, it never seems to work. Then, they’ll go on a rampage online about how it didn’t work and they had to send it back for a refund. This is actually quite a common complaint with Paint Zoom, but there’s an easy way to fix this issue.

Fix:

If you find that your Paint Zoom is clogging up and not working correctly no matter what kind of paint you are using, then it’s time to break out the manual and read the part about paint viscosity and how it affects the paint you’re using. The Paint Zoom requires the material that you’re using to have a certain viscosity so that it flows through the machine easily. If you just try to pour paint straight out of the can and into the paint cup, then chances are it’s not going to flow freely through the system and will eventually clog.

Complaint:

Some people have complained that the Paint Zoom is either spraying globs of paint onto the surface or it’s spraying so thin that the paint ends up running and streaking the surface. This is actually pretty common, and there’s a very good reason for it. If you find that you’re spraying globs of paint, or it’s spraying way too thin and running, then you should do some practice sprays on a disposable surface like cardboard before beginning.

Fix:

When you find that your Paint Zoom is spraying globs or is causing streaks and runs to appear on the surface you’re trying to paint, then you’re either standing too close or too far away from the surface respectively. Get a large piece of cardboard and do some practice sprays to find the right distance for the gun to be from the surface. You’ll also want to set the air adjustment on the gun until you find the perfect match of air pressure and distance for the job you’re doing.

Complaint:

One other complaint seen frequently about the Paint Zoom is that it doesn’t hold a lot of paint and has to be refilled often. This may be an issue with people that want to do particularly large painting projects. So be forewarned ahead of time.

Fix:

There’s not a way to fix this one because it isn’t really a “problem.” The Paint Zoom is designed to be portable. Therefore, it’s not meant to hold large amounts of paint. That would make it decidedly LESS portable by being too heavy to carry around. So if you’ve got a truly large painting project and you’ve got strong arms, you’ll want to get a different paint sprayer.

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