Power Paint Mixer

Forget your old stir sticks! Grab a plastic hanger and cut off the bottom rung, leaving a stirring hook on one end. Tighten it in an electric drill for a paint stirrer for drills.

hanger hack paint mixer

Paint Stirrer

Forget your old stir sticks! Instead, grab a plastic hanger and cut off the bottom rung with a fine-tooth saw, leaving a “stirring hook” on one end. Tighten it in an electric drill and mix paint or finish in seconds.

Run the drill at slow speed so you won’t splash paint on your project or walls prematurely! One hanger will yield a long stir stick for gallon cans or two shorter sticks for quart containers.

Thanks to reader Frank Morrin for this stirring tip.

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