I’ve been meaning to paint the outside of our house for a couple years now but haven’t gotten around to it (thanks, kids), but now it’s finally unavoidable. Got a quote just to see what my time would be worth, and they came back with $10grand for paint and new shutters, 13 with some additional trim work. Probably pass on that. So I’m looking at paint sprayers. I had one of those handheld Wagner’s but don’t think it’s up to the task. Looking at something like:

http://m.homedepot.com/p/Graco-X5-Airless-Paint-Sprayer-262800/100634354?keyword=graco+x5&searchtype=suggest

Anyone with any experience with this, or similar? Worth it, or should I suck it up and get brushes and rollers? Or just bite the bullet or get it professionally done?