Handheld Sprayers
Buyers Guide

About Handheld Sprayers

Handheld sprayers are extremely useful in a variety of lighter-duty horticulture and agriculture applications. They're typically used for spot spraying fertilizers and pesticides in home gardens, lawns and small orchards. You manually pressurize the sprayer as you work.


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How they can vary

  • Capacity, typically ranging from 1 to 3 gal.
  • Material, such as stainless steel vs. polyethylene (plastic)
  • Some can handle a wider variety of materials, such as bleach and degreasers
  • Some have wands while others are simple one-hand sprayer/spritzers
  • Sprayer tip (nozzle) could vary modestly in terms of volume and spray pattern
  • Some have wheels for easier transport on the job
  • Some have inflation valves which allow an air compressor to pressurize the sprayer, eliminating the physical burden of manual hand compression

Our Top Pick

2.25-gal. Handheld Sprayer from Solo

Lightweight at just 6.8 lb., this is the perfect portable sprayer for applying herbicides, insecticides and other non-acidic chemicals.

What it is

The high-density polyethylene tank and heavy-duty pump make this Solo 456, 2.25-gal. Handheld Sprayer, perfect for applying non-acidic chemicals. Sprayer includes a flat fan, hollow cone, jet stream and adjustable plastic nozzles. The shoulder strap makes it no problem to spray for long periods of time. Weighs 6.8 lb.

Why it's the best

  • Cover hard-to-reach places with the 28"L wand and 48"L hose
  • Extra-large tank opening provides safe, easy filling
  • Chemical-resistant seals and O-rings extend product life
  • Easier to operate with less hand-pumping required
  • Proven customer feedback from the field
  • Great balance of features and price

Looking for more?

Handheld sprayers are easy to transport and store and ideal for quick and small spot spraying applications where you don't need all the features of a larger sprayer.

From Trigger Spray Bottles to 3-gal. Trolley Sprayers GEMPLER'S carries the size you need to complete your spraying jobs.