Critter Spray Siphon Gun Review

By on February 19, 2014
Critter Spray Gun Review

The Critter Spray Siphon Gun may not look like much but if you’re looking for a fantastic, easy to use and inexpensive spray paint gun, this could be ideal for you. Once you’ve painted your fair share of projects using a spray can, you will really come to appreciate this little spray gun and how much quicker your projects will go with it.

I first found the Critter Spray Gun on Amazon while searching for a spray gun with the highest customer reviews and this was the first one on the list. It was also under $50 which definitely grabbed my attention.

This spray gun is compressor mounted, so you will of course need an air compressor. The good news is that it only requires 90 PSI, so you don’t need to spend a ton of money on an expensive air compressor if you don’t want to. Air compressors can get into thousands of dollars but for this spray gun I would recommend something basic (and that you can use for other purposes around your home) such as this one.

What I love about this spray gun is that the “cup” is a 16 ounce mason jar which means you can load your paint up in as many jars as you like to prepare for your projects and you can easily use practically any time of material such as paint, primer, lacquer finishes and stains.

Cleanup for this spray gun is super simple. Simply attach a mason jar to the spray gun filled with paint thinner or other cleaner and run a bit through the gun. Wipe everything down including the gun, jar gasket and cover plate and you’re finished.

The Critter Spray Gun Specs

  • Fits standard 16 ounce mason jar
  • Includes the siphon gun, tube, one mason jar, jar gasket and instructions
  • Requires a compressor with 3 cfm at 90 PSI
  • Sprays a 1.2 to 2 1/2 inch circular pattern

Additional Recommendation: When you purchase this item, go ahead and purchase the maintenance kit as well so that you never have to stop working on a project because you damage one of the tiny parts you are cleaning or drop it down the sink.


Can’t recommend enough! This thing is inexpensive and will last you forever. It makes quick work of any paint job and since you use liquid paint, your color choices open since you aren’t restricted only to the colors you can find in a spray.

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About Misty Spears

I absolutely love all things DIY, especially when it comes to decorating my own home. I’m a thrift store junkie and my head just explodes with ideas to repurpose old junk into something practical and beautiful when I come across that perfect treasure. I’m a wood furniture rebel and try to paint every surface I can to bring color into my life. My life revolves around my family and enjoying every moment that life serves up to me. You can connect with me on Twitter @diyhomeinterior, Instagram @mistyspears and see my pins on Pinterest for a sneak peak into all the DIY projects I am working on and crazy life happenings.

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