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Paint mixers that you can chuck in a drill are nothing new, but I didn’t have one on hand for a recent touchup and needed to improvise.

whiskFamily Handyman

Paint mixers that you can chuck in a drill are nothing new, but I didn’t have one on hand for a recent touchup and needed to improvise. So I found a whisk in one of my kitchen drawers, cut off the loop on the end of the handle, and chucked it in my cordless drill. It happened to be the right size for a 1-gallon paint can and did a great job of mixing the old paint. — Rosie Wallent

TRAYFamily Handyman

Instead of buying liners for my plastic paint roller tray, I just let the paint dry and pour new paint right over it for the next job. When the paint starts getting thick, I peel it out and throw it in the trash. I’ve had this tray forever and probably won’t ever need to buy another one. — Travis Larson

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