Are you sick and tired of watering with a misbehaving hose? Worried about how much water you waste washing the car or hosing down the patio furniture? That’s where a hand spray gun can work wonders. And by choosing the right hand spray hose nozzle and using the right settings, you can save time and effort – and even money off your water bills.

Discover how easy it is to pick a Pope hand spray gun that’s best for your yard. Plus, we show you how to connect it, use it, store it and more. It’s all here in this handy guide.

What is a hand spray gun?

Hand spray guns and nozzles are simply a better way to water. They’re more precise and water efficient than a hose, and can be more economical than running sprinklers non-stop – especially since you can change the flow of water to suit.

They’re also a great way to hose down patios, pavers, pathways and driveways with a strong stream of water. And if you simply twist the end, you’ll have a gentler mist or shower to give delicate seedlings, flowers and veggies a drink.

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6 tips to choose a hose spray gun

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1. Buy the best

A cheap hand spray gun might get the job done…for now. But if you don’t want to put up with leaks, cracks, bursts or breaks, it’s best to buy a high quality hose spray nozzle. That way, you can be confident it can withstand tough conditions, regular use and all your watering demands – without having to be replaced every couple of months.

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2. Choose the right materials

You have a couple of options when it comes to materials, and it all comes down to personal preference. Our popular hand spray guns, wands and nozzles come in either metal or a mix of metal and plastic. Take our Brass Gun: it features a full brass body and adaptor for durability – and it’s been UV tested to withstand 1000 kPa of pressure, as well as harsh Australian conditions. Our Deluxe Hand Gun is just as durable, with a metal body and soft grip handle.

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3. Check your comfort

It’s no fun watering or cleaning with a sore hand or arm. So look for a hand spray gun or nozzle that’s comfortable, easy to use and reliable. Pope’s Deluxe, Thumper and Pinnacle Hand Sprays all sport a trigger at either the front or back, so you can simply press and hold until the job’s done.

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4. Think about an adaptor

Often overlooked, the adaptor is what connects the hand spray gun or nozzle to your hose. With Pope, it’s easy to see what adaptor goes with which product – so just check your hose first.

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5. Consider your needs

How will you use your hand spray gun or wand? Do you need to reach taller plants or hanging baskets? If so, the 45cm or 70cm Deluxe Wand is the tool for the job. Want something that can clean your car, leave the patio pristine and keep your flower or veggie beds happy and healthy? Then something like the Deluxe Hand Spray with 7 different spray patterns is a great choice. And for even more flexibility, our Duo Hand Spray Set has both a multi-function hand spray and hand gun.

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6. Make work easy

Got hard-to-reach spots that seem impossible to keep clean? Choose something like an extendable wand that can get into gutters, caravans and even solar panels.

Choosing a spray pattern

Now comes the really fun part: sampling spray patterns! Some Pope hand sprays guns have 8 or even 9 options – so you can use it anywhere and everywhere that needs a water or clean.

Here are some of the most useful and popular patterns:

1. Shower

The shower spray pattern gives a high flow of water, so it’s great for watering most plants without disturbing compost.

2. Full or Soaker

The full spray pattern is a little like the shower. But because it’s more powerful, it’s better for watering more sturdy plants from further away.

3. Mist

If you need an even finer flow of water for seedlings and other delicate plants and flowers (or those that need humidity, like orchids), use the mist spray setting.

4. Jet

The jet spray setting is too strong for plants, but it has plenty of power for hosing down your driveway, pathways or pavers. The big jet is even more powerful than the small jet, so use it when you need to give paving or outdoor items a good clean.

5. Cone

If you want to water several plants at once, choose the cone pattern. It gives a light circular spray to save time and water even the most delicate plants.

6. Center

Sometimes you need a strong stream of water for a more concentrated precise soak, such as when you’re washing the car. Choose the centre spray pattern for these jobs.

7. Flat

The flat pattern has a horizontal V spray for watering broad surfaces, a row of plants or rinsing soap off your car.

How to connect a spray gun to a hose

It’s easy to connect your Pope spray gun to your hose. Simply connect the hose to your tap using an adaptor or connector, and attach the other end to your hand spray gun or nozzle. You’ll find everything you need at Bunnings.

Pope’s DIY tip

Turn the tap off before attaching or detaching your hand spray gun, so you don’t get drenched! Trust us, it happens to the best of us…

Everything you need

Gutter Cleaner Wand

Gutter Cleaner Wand

Extending to 1.8m with 300 degree rotating spray head, the Cleaning Wand with flat spray nozzle is ideal cleaning gutters or hard to reach places.

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Thumper Hand Spray

Thumper Hand Spray

Packed with 7 watering patterns, the heavy-duty Thumper Hand Spray offers a rear-trigger with flow control and a 12mm tap adaptor.

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Brass Gun

Brass Gun

Designed for durability and trigger lock for longevity, the Brass Gun provides easy trigger use and is corrosion-resistant with powerful jet to light mist patterns.

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Deluxe Hand Spray

Deluxe Hand Spray

Ideal for 12mm and 18mm hoses, the soft grip, 7 patterns and flow control dial of our Deluxe Hand Spray makes for easy watering year round.

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