Even the casual handyman has heard of the Husky brand of hand tools and air compressors, and it should be no surprise that they carry on the gauntlet with the production of Husky paint sprayers.
Husky was first founded in 1924 in Wisconsin by the Czechoslovakian immigrant Sigmund Mandl with the manufacturing of the mechanical wrenches. After being acquired by several different companies over the course of the next 60 years, Stanley Works purchased the company in 1992 where it began selling exclusively to The Home Depot and eventually became the house brand for the largest improvement center in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Husky offers a lifetime warranty on all their hand tools that can be authorized in any Home Depot around the country. They extend their protection to the Husky paint sprayers with limited warranties that range from one year on their siphon fed paint sprayers to a three year warranty on their Husky Pro paint sprayers. The Home Depot is known for honoring their warranties without providing a lot of hassle. They are fourth largest overall retailer in the United States and the largest home improvement store around the globe with over 1900 stores. Customer service is readily available in each of their outlets and through toll free numbers. The Home Depot also offers numerous contractor services, free How-to seminars, and contribute millions to charitable organizations worldwide. They were also ranked 29th in the Forbes 500 U.S. list in 2010. With this much interaction with the public and the amount of business they do with consumers and contractors alike, The Home Depot is expected to respond to issues associated with their products.
Range of Choices
Husky paint sprayers are provided under the Husky and Husky Pro brands exclusively at The Home Depot. Their conventional paint sprayers range from the Husky Feed Siphon Spray Gun ($44.78) that operates with a one-quart sized container and the Husky Pro Multipurpose Airless Paint Sprayer ($69.98) that has 30 settings and can handle almost all paints and materials in pressurized mode. The Husky HVLP paint sprayers The Home Depot has to offer include the Husky Gravity Feed HVLP Paint Sprayer ($49.98) that operates with light to medium viscosity materials and the Husky Pro HVLP Paint Sprayer ($99.98) that operates up to 40 psi. The Home Depot also carries the Husky HVLP and Conventional Spray Gun Kit ($86.68) for completing a wider arrange of painting projects. The Husky paint sprayers do not include air compressors that need to be purchased to operate their line paint sprayers. The small paint canisters prevent using the Husky paint sprayers on large residential and commercial jobs that require a large volume of paint to complete. Although, they still provide a professional finish when used properly.
- Type of applications
- Size of projects
- Volume of material
The reviews on the Husky paint sprayers have had some mixed results. Most consumers are happy with the products costs and their performance for the most part. Others have indicated there doesn’t seem to be parts available for repair their Husky equipment and the canisters may leak after extensive use. However, their economic costs seem to outweigh their concerns for repairs and they still recommend the Husky paint sprayers. Most professionals that do large jobs may find difficulties in using the paint sprayers from the sheer volume of paint that is necessary to complete the projects.