Paint stores have a machine that shakes paint thoroughly. Paint that sits for months settles and congeals, making it impossible to paint with. Paint that sits in storage in your home must be thoroughly mixed before use. You will be able to do this on your own, although stirring it by hand will take longer.
Things You'll Need
- Electric drill
- Thin steel rod
- Wooden stick
Bend a thin steel rod into an L shape. Insert it into an electric drill instead of a drill bit.
Plug in the electric drill and insert the rod completely into the paint. Turn the drill onto low and hold the drill still. Work on a covered surface, or outside, to prevent making a mess if you slip. Mix the paint with the drill for several minutes. Turn off the drill before removing it from the paint. Save the bent steel for later stirring use.
Stir the paint by hand with a wooden stick to completely distribute the paint. If you see any chunks or there's a watery texture on top of the paint, repeat stirring with the electric drill.
- Photo Credit paint image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from Fotolia.com
How to Transform a Wine Bottle into an Electric Lamp
What is it about wine that says romance? Add some soft lighting to your wine and you have an instant romantic setting....
How to Paint Cedar Shakes
The natural appearance and long life of cedar shakes makes them an attractive siding material. Cedar will turn gray over time when...
How to Shake Paint at Home
Professional paint manufacturers and sellers will use a paint-shaking machine to mix the paint before they sell it. This will ensure that...