DeVilbiss StartingLine Vs FinishLine 4

The DeVilbiss StartingLine Vs Finishline 4 spray gun are both affordable. They are both used for a wide range of paints and materials in the industry, but which one is most suitable for what? 

Whether you are a professional spray painter, a beginner, or just a hobbyist, you will need a top quality spray gun that can conquer any painting job you throw at it.  In the case of DeVilbiss, you’re getting top quality guns at reasonable prices that produce pro results. 

startingline vs DeVilbiss finishline

DeVilbiss StartingLine VS the Finishline

For most beginners, the cost of the tool will make or break the bank for them and will dictate the future (if any) of their spray painting careers.  

Let’s have a look at their different specs and applications. 

DeVilbiss StartingLine

Devilbiss finishline VS Starting Line
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  • Requires 8-13 CFMs for continuous painting
  • 3 tips included: 1, 1.3 and 1.5mm
  • Best for occasional use
  • Great for clearcoats
  • Lightweight
  • Adjustable Fan Pattern Control

The DeVilbiss StartingLine is perfect for you to put in your fine details.  Designed with automotive painting needs, don’t limit yourself to just one use for this tool. 

Sometimes when you’re painting, the detail work is the most important work of all. You can paint large surfaces with many different equipment options, but the wrong detail sprayers can make your hard work look just plain bad. 

With the 3 smaller tip sizes included, you can really level up your detail work.

The Startingline is better suited for occasional and not daily use, so if you need a pro gun to use in your shop everyday, you may want to consider the FLG 4 below.  This makes this gun affordable for the DIY expert that needs to paint their vehicle, or a quick coat on a piece of furniture or a wall.  

The tip that come with the StartingLine is on there so tight, you’ll have to use a wrench to get it off.  Be patient when removing it so it doesn’t break.  Once you’ve got it off, it’s a breeze to remove and replace after that.

If you need some parts for your StartingLine check out their website.

This gun requires some high CFM rates for continuous spraying, anywhere from 8 to 13 CFMs from your compressor to be exact.  Anything less than that and plan on taking a ton of breaks while you wait for your compressor to catch up.

Beginner Friendly
Easy to Clean
Great for Detail work and clearcoats

Air hog Compared to other HVLP
Tip is on super tight
Occasional Use

DeVilbiss FinishLine FLG 4 

The DeVilbiss FinishLine 4 is a remarkable spray gun for cabinet refinishing and auto painting. They are easy to clean due to the anodized parts, and the spray gun is easy to set up and use, even for beginners.

With this multi-purpose spray gun, you don’t need to have a spray gun for every coat — just interchange the different tips for different coats.  

  • Gravity Feed HVLP Spray Gun
  • All internal passages are anodized and the anodized body makes it easy to clean
  • Requires 13 CFM at 23 PSI
  • Multiple fluid tips included (1. 3, 1. 5, 1. 8)
  • Perfect for beginners and Pros
  • Adjustable Pattern Fan Control
  • Great for automotive clear coats
  • Precision machined air cap and fluid nozzles

The FinishLine spray gun is designed with enhanced technology. The DeVilbiss FinishLine FLG 4 is a gravity feed spray gun, and the DeVilbiss FinishLine parts are anodized for easy cleaning of the body and passages. Superior results can be achieved with its precision-made air cap and fluid nozzles. The FLG 4 is a high-volume, low-pressure or HVLP gravity feed spray gun. 

The FLG 4 performs well for everything from primer to clear coats. The incredibly easy setup of the FLG 4 makes it so much easier to use for precision jobs.  

The DeVilbiss FinishLine includes three tip sizes, 1.3, 1.5 and 1.8mm, 900cc paint cup, air adjustment valve with gauge. 

In case you need spare and replacement parts for your spray gun, check out this link.

You can also buy disposal cup and lids to line your cups and reduce paint clean up time.

Multiple Tips Included
Can use for home projects

Chews up air
Careful of paint runs
Hard to get Tip Off

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Conclusion Devilbiss Startingline vs Finishline

The DeVilbiss FinishLine FLG 4 and the StartingLine spray guns are both very well engineered for your more professional applications and general coating. Both have multiple tips included so you can paint with almost any type of paint.  The FinishLine comes with a larger 1.8mm, while the StartingLine comes with a smaller 1mm tip. 

The DeVilbiss FinishLine spray guns are all very cost-effective and can be used with different fluids, like solvent paints. They can also be used for stains and varnishing.  

The conclusion is that both the FLG 4 and the StartingLine are affordable and ideal for beginners and professionals alike.  


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