Spear & Jackson Garden Sprayer Review 2020 – Worth the Money?

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Hello and welcome to this Spear & Jackson Garden Sprayer review which will outline all you need to know about it plus what we believe are the main pros and cons associated to this particular garden pressure sprayer. Our focus will be on the 5 Litre Spear & Jackson Pressure sprayer reference code 5LPAPS but please note there are various other sizes available in this category be it a 1, 2, 8 and 15 litre volume sprayer options plus a twin pack to avoid mixing chemicals and fertilisers.

Our Spear & Jackson Garden Sprayer review will also include all the features you need to know plus a demo video and a series of FAQ’s that hopefully can answer some of the queries that you may possibly have about it.

Garden Pressure Sprayer Review Content:

  1. Part 1: Overview, video plus FAQ’s
  2. Part 2: Features available
  3. Part 3: Pros and Cons
  4. Part 4: Alternative Brands to Consider
  5. Part 5: Conclusion

As price guides can only be shown at the time of this review, please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most accurate up to date price information.

Read also: Our Spear & Jackson Pressure Washer review here

Part 1: Overview, Video plus FAQ’s

Garden Sprayer:Spear & Jackson 5 Litre Pressure Garden Sprayer
Location:Sheffield
PH values:Only PH values 5 to 9 are permitted
Price Guide:Less than £15 @ Amazon UK – View today’s price here
Warranty:Typically 1 year (seller dependant)

Overview

If you haven’t already heard it, Spear & Jackson were founded in Sheffield and they have been around for a seriously long time going back as far as 1760 so this will give you an idea how long this company have been established for. They focus on garden equipment be it lawnmowers, hedge trimmers, blowers, string trimmers and so much more and they can offer various models in each category be it petrol powered, cordless powered or corded powered garden tools. We rate their garden tools very highly and we wanted to see if in fact their pressure garden sprayers lived up to their expectations.

Sprayer Size Options

The one thing we liked straight away is the fact that there is a good mix of sprayer options available in this category where you can choose a 1 litre, 2 litre, 5 litre, 8 litre or even a 15 litre pressure sprayer under this brand of Spear & Jackson so there are options to suit almost every gardener out there. They also offer a twin pack 5 litre which is great when you need to keep certain chemicals or fertilisers separate or dedicated to one sprayer only. A pressure sprayer like this comes in very handy when you need to water plants, spray weeds and pests or even fence treatments.

FAQ’s for the Spear & Jackson Pressure Garden Sprayer:

Q1. What products can be used with this sprayer?
A. This sprayer can be used to spray soluble based products such as herbicides, pesticides, fertilisers and insecticides.
Q2. How long is the hose and the wand?
A. The length of this hose is 1.3m long and the length of the wand lance is 56cm
Q3. What PH values are permitted with this pressure sprayer?
A. The recommended PH value needs to be from 5 to 9.
Q4. Can I get a 5 litre sprayer for painting wood?
A. Yes, but you need to make sure that the code you use is 5LPAPSWOOD (not 5LPAPS)
Q5. Can it be used for cleaning patios with chemicals?
A. As long as the PH value is 5 to 9, then it can be used with these chemicals to remove stains
Q6. Is it possible for this to spray paint on fences that has faded?
A. Yes, as long as the paint mixture is a thin water-based fence paint then it will be fine. You will then need to spend time to clean and rinse off all the paint residues in the pipes after the painting job is completed though which is easier said than done. Ideally get the twin pack instead to cater for different jobs

Part 2: Features available

Spear & Jackson 5 Litre Pressure Sprayer

Overview on Features
Pressure pump action
Adjustable brass nozzle
Printed bottle instructions
Release safety valve
Hose length 1.3m long
Lance wand is 56cm long
Alternative sizes available
Twin pack option also available
Warranty: 1 year long

Pressure Sprayer Overview

  • This is a pump action pressure sprayer from Spear & Jackson and it includes an adjustable brass nozzle, a push lock and also the pressure release safety valve along with the operating instruction actually printed on the bottle which is always easier to manage
  • The wand can be adjusted from mist to spray, it has the water flow regulation and the lockable trigger system. It also comes with a handy shoulder strap to reduce arm fatigue.
  • The bottle is translucent for better visibility and it can measure in both fluid ounces and litres.
  • You get a hose length of 1.3 long, a wand lance length of 56cm and the weight of the unit excluding any fluids is 0.4kg (5.4k when full)
  • Included in the pack is an adjustable wand nozzle, a pressure release value, the easy pump action handle and the adjustable shoulder strap
  • There are printed diagrams or a printed diagram guide on the bottle to help you manage the operational functions and the pressure release valve is located on the shoulder side of the bottle near the handle.
  • One added feature is the lockable trigger for continuous spraying, so you don’t need to keep your hand squeezed on the trigger which again is great for reducing hand and finger fatigue.
  • There is a storage slot in the handle to store the wand in a horizontal position when not in use and you will need to check each season that all the connections and seals are in perfect working condition.
  • In addition, if the 5 litre sprayer is not the right fit for you, then you can choose a 1 litre, 2 litre, 8 litre or even a 15 litre sprayer instead (or even a twin 5 litre pack)

Price Guide: Less than £15 at Amazon UK

Further images of the Spear & Jackson Garden pressure sprayer are outlined below which includes the wider range of sizes available in this category if you believe the 5 Litre option is either too small or too big for your needs.

  • Spear & Jackson Garden Pressure Sprayer - 5 Litre

Read also: Our Spear & Jackson Lawnmower review

Part 3: Pros and Cons to be Noted

Pros to Note:

  • It has an excellent low price point as it is generally available for less than £15 when seen at the time of this review
  • Can be used to apply sealants to driveways which saves volumes when compared to rollers
  • Offers good value, works well and parts are made from solid engineering and it comes from a reliable brand of Spear & Jackson that goes a long way
  • If you feel the 5 litre pack doesn’t work for you, then you can go smaller (1 or 2 litre) or go larger (8 litre or 15 litre) which offers greater flexibility
  • The container is translucent, so you always have better visibility and you have the option of measuring in litres or fluid ounces.
  • You get picture diagrams printed on the bottle which makes the process of using your new garden tool that bit easier to manage.
  • Not only can it be used for spraying weeds or watering plants, they have a specific option for painting wood which certainly beats the chore of painting by hand (use code 5LPAPSWOOD instead)

Cons to Note:

  • The fluid pressure release can be temperamental at times but generally speaking it was adequate to be fair.
  • For some, it lacks the power offered by other comparative brands but for the price, the level of pressure you get was sufficient to get the small duty type jobs done.
  • Some of the connector parts seem a bit flimsy and I am not sure how long they will last before they start cracking. Some of these parts could be slightly more robust in my opinion.
  • Using thicker based solutions tend to clog up the pipes so you need to make sure there are no small particles left inside that could potentially block up the entire system
  • Only thin water based paints can be used as thicker emulsions tend to get blocked and clogged up at the nozzle – strictly thinner paints only
  • The spray nozzle is quite limited and can be a little stiff and difficult to adjust at times

Part 4: Alternative Brands to Consider

If the Spear & Jackson garden sprayer hasn’t ticked all of your boxes just yet at this point, then make sure to take a quick look also at 2 other brands that we liked as follows.

Read also: Our Spear & Jackson Leaf Blower review here

Part 5: Conclusion

Would we buy this garden sprayer from Spear & Jackson? While it is not the best we have ever used, it is still great value in our opinion for the price which is generally available for less than £15 when seen at the time of this review. It is perfect for general garden use such as watering plants and spraying weeds and it can handle a wide range of products that can be mixed in as long as the PH is from 5 to 9. Using it for spraying fences is more difficult though as the texture needs to be watered down or use a thinner water based garden fence paint only as thicker paints tend to clog up the pipes and the nozzle. If your intention is to buy a sprayer for fences, then you should skip the 5LPAPS and use the 5LPAPSWOOD instead.
If it were me, I would buy 2 sprayers to be honest or even the twin pack – keep one separate for general garden work (which won’t get stained) and then keep the second for spraying paint or heavier duty chemicals as cleaning all the pipes is a lot easier said than done. The overall investment in getting a second one or the twin pack is sometimes available for less than £30 combined which to be fair, is a small price to pay for a little extra comfort. We also found this as a great tool for cleaning the dog after walking trips, so it is not just limited to garden work either. Sure, there are better garden sprayers out there than this which contain less plastic but for less than £15, this garden sprayer is hard to beat for the price!

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Have you ever used a Spear & Jackson Garden pressure sprayer yourself in the recent past? Anything good or bad to report about it?

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2 Comments

  1. Following the lockdown this year more and more people have been growing more food in their gardens. It is easy to make simple mistakes like myself I grew what looked like some nice cabbage only for them to be eaten by caterpillars from Cabbage White Butterflies. If I had articles like this I may not have lost them all and this sprayer from Spear and Jackson looks like it will be a necessary tool to have in the shed and it is more or less in line with other sprayers I have seen from a price point of view

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