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Rockler Mixing Mate® Paint Lid, Gallon Size - Stir, Pour, and Store!

Stir, pour, and store in an instant with one ingenious tool!
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The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid makes mixing and pouring paints and finishes as easy and mess-free as pouring syrup from a restaurant-style dispenser. Forget the lid opener, stir stick, punching holes in the rim with a nail and hammer, paint pouring down the side of the can, and trying to bang the lid back onto a gummed up rim without deforming it. The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid eliminates all of these problems. Whether you're pouring paint into a tray, or stain and varnish into your paint gun, you'll appreciate the easy, drip-free action offered by the Mixing Mate®. Simply crank the handle, press the thumb lever and pour. No drips, no mess, no wasted finish. The auger-style mixing paddle lifts pigments from the bottom of the can, doing in seconds what would take minutes with a messy, wasteful stir stick. And when you're done, simply set the can back on the shelf for storage. Also available from Rockler, the Mixing Mate® Quart Size Paint Lid.


  • Pistol grip handle makes pouring paint easy and ergonomic
  • Tool-free cam clamps securely anchor the Mixing Mate® Paint Lid to any standard gallon size paint canister - simply twist to secure
  • Spring-loaded spout seals tightly after each pour - set it on the shelf and you're done until next time
  • Lid gasket ensures a tight, leak-proof seal to the paint or finishing can
  • The Mixing Mate® Paint Lid is constructed of non-metal components, making it completely compatible with water-borne finishes and latex paints, as well as solvent-based finishes
  • A few seconds of cranking the paddle mixes finishes much more thoroughly than minutes of mixing with a stir stick
  • Auger-shaped paddle lifts and mixes solids and pigments that have settled on the bottom of the canister for a more even-toned finish
  • If you want to switch the Mixing Mate® to a different can, the Mixing Mate's paddle, handle and lid separate for easy cleaning
  • Fits any standard one-gallon can of paint, stain or varnish
(1) Gallon-Size Mixing Mate® Paint Lid
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.4500
4.7 / 5.0
237 Reviews
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Works great
Works great! Easy to clean also!
May 27, 2020
4 weeks ago
Awesome product
I love this thing
May 27, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love these things, don't leak, easy pour no drips easy store just haven't taken them off to clean but otherwise they made my life easier.
May 23, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Product!
snap it on, mix it up, go up and down, all old paint is new again! Thanks!
May 19, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
better than expected!
May 19, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Greatest thing since sliced bread
Open the paint can. Place on the mixing mate. Lock it down. Stir. You can move the shaft for the stirring handle up and down to assure the paint is mixed evenly. Finish, place it on the shelf. Pretty much like pouring tea from a pitcher.
May 14, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Rockler Mixing Mate
I don't put them on every can of paint. There are a few places inside and outside that always need touching up. It's so convenient to be able to quickly mix and pour out a cup or so. Highly recommend.
May 12, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love these, literally used the quart size today.
May 10, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great buy
Thought these things would be kind of cool to have and I am so glad I have bought them. Covers my Shelac and water based poly cans, makes it so much easier to pour into my sprayer or a cup for smaller projects. Best thing, is I just throw them on the shelf, never have to take off the lid and I am ready to go!
May 5, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Elegant and beautiful
This relatively simple idea has been perfected in concept and form. There is a thick seal around the base of lid which adheres firmly to the paint can top. Four twist locks fortify the seal and ensure that nothing (possibly even microscopic) shall breach that seal.

The trigger and spout is spring loaded ensuring that when disengaged the flow of paint or stain or shellac or urethane...ceases to flow immediately and cleanly.

Stored paint (over two years in my case) easily mixes with the agitator and provides perfection personified.

I lament that I never had the opportunity to purchase a portion, stock or invest in this product.

Everyone should purchase one of these for every can of paint you open.
April 28, 2020
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Own one already, and it is great! Stores paint extremely well and mixes & pours paint fantastic.
Scott N on May 29, 2020
Because I waste a lot of paint and finish
Todd T on May 27, 2020
Own one already, and it is great! Stores paint extremely well and mixes & pours paint fantastic.
Scott N on May 29, 2020
DOUGLAS F on May 28, 2020
Because I waste a lot of paint and finish
Todd T on May 27, 2020
John J on May 25, 2020
Works great
Mike on May 24, 2020
To add to the other 3 I have. Now I have 2 quart size and 2 gallon size. Great tool.
Dick H on May 22, 2020
It was on sale.
Cirick on May 22, 2020
To reduce spills and effectively stir 1 gallon buckets
Fish B on May 22, 2020
have one now, works well
T O on May 22, 2020
Tired of making a mess with mixing and pouring paint. Plus. the product got good reviews on several forums.
Rufus M on May 21, 2020
Wanted to try
Michael H on May 17, 2020
Simple to use and pour. It works well.
Denis S on May 13, 2020
Just wanted to try it.
Brian M on May 12, 2020
I own 3 of them they are great I need 1 for White Lacquer.
Eugene A S on May 12, 2020
Need help in keeping my area free from paint mixing disasters!
David M on May 11, 2020
needed new canister
George Z on May 7, 2020
amazing product for stirring, pouring, and storing full gallons of paint, especially for home owners who like to keep a partial gallon on hand for touch ups.
DAVID B on May 6, 2020
i am tired of throwing away unused paint. now I can put this lid on the paint and store it for future use.
Edgardo I on May 4, 2020
To increase the ease of mixing old paint.
Michael K on May 2, 2020
These work great.
Matthew K on May 2, 2020
good idea
Edward D on May 2, 2020
I seems like it is a cool idea. Having a mixing paddle in the can is probable going to save me a lot of mess. No more stir sticks.
Eric B on May 1, 2020
Tim H on May 1, 2020
Use these a lot. Have one for my trim paints, one for my wall paints, one for my ceiling paints and one for my primers.
Sollozzo on Apr 28, 2020
already have one. works great
TOMMY H on Apr 27, 2020
Easy clean mixing
harry o on Apr 27, 2020
Recommended by a fellow hobbyist as a workable mixing, pouting, and storage solution, all in one.
John M on Apr 26, 2020
Use paint that has been sitting a lot
Joe on Apr 19, 2020
Was recommended to apply finish to garage floor
Frederick L on Apr 17, 2020
I own a 1 gallon and a quart one and love them
Wayne L on Apr 14, 2020
Heard it was a good product
Randall K on Apr 13, 2020
I have 4 of those already and I need two more, that’s a great product, I have no mess on my paint area.
Hector S on Apr 5, 2020
A great way to control the liquid while pouring into another, smaller container.
Bill D on Apr 3, 2020
Because I have used this product before and it makes dealing with paint very neat, clean and easy. It is very well designed and made and functions every bit as good as you hope for.
Mark B on Apr 3, 2020
Finishing up my new shop, got a lot of paintin' to do.
Mark R. San Antonio on Apr 2, 2020
looked neat
James N on Apr 2, 2020
To make painting easier.
Monte E on Mar 26, 2020
James G on Mar 23, 2020
Great product. Works as advertised.
James W on Mar 22, 2020
This looks like an excellent well designed product. I hope its actually as good as it looks in the how to use video. I really need a simple neat way to mix paint and this looks like it will really do the trick.
" " on Mar 16, 2020
Special features and awesome price.
Eduardo on Mar 14, 2020
It’ looks like it will make Paining easier????
john h on Mar 11, 2020
Saw it on Grommet (qt size) and thought it would be a time saving accessory.
Robert D on Mar 10, 2020
it works great and needed two more
Brenda F on Mar 10, 2020
Tired of using the paint sticks. Thought this tool would help me out and make it easier to mix and pour.
D M on Mar 8, 2020
Just started working with a HVLP and wanted a way to store, mix and pour my products.
JONATHAN E on Mar 2, 2020
works well for me
Michael B on Feb 29, 2020
I wanted to try it.
Andy N on Feb 29, 2020
We have some painting projects. Always seems like a messy job when stiring and pouring paint. This looks like the perfect solution. Thanks for having the right tool for the job.
Phae C on Feb 27, 2020
Good sale price
Kenneth E on Feb 24, 2020
DOUGLAS F on May 28, 2020
John J on May 25, 2020
The info says it works with water or solvent based finishes - specifically, will it work with lacquer?
MICHAEL B on Apr 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had no problem with lacquer based paint or conversion lacquer. Cleaned up easily and did not seem to soften plastic. left on can for 4 days. not sure if i would leave on for extended periods but clean up was easy so not a problem.
Will it hold up to lacquer and lacquer thinner?
Joel S on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I use mine with lacquer, it's been in the can for several months and now in its second can. Doesn't seem to be any problem. I have two gal. And a quart. Gonna order some more
Is this compatible with automotive paints like urethanes and epoxy primers?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I can't see why it wouldn't work as it works with interior and exterior oil based paints... the only thing is, there will be a little longer clean up time involved because you have to use a thinner or mineral spirits. ill tell you what, I have been using this thing for about 6 months and I love it! makes life so easy if you have a lot of painting to do or touch ups because you can control to poor with great accuracy and that helps from wasting paint and that helps to save $$$
Does the mixer fit both metal and the plastic 1 gallon cans? Some products don't fit both.
larry cline I on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have only used the mixers on metal cans so I can't say for sure if they will fit on a plastic can. The mixer lid locks on to the rim of the can with four (4) spring-loaded cams that you rotate under the inside rim locking the mixer in place. If the diameter of the can and the depth/width of the rim are the same on the plastic can as they are on the metal cans, it probably would work but all my paint cans were metal.
Will this fit on plastic cans with screw on lids, like Dutchboy?
Larry on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It fits on the can but it does not seal the air away ....I will not be using mine again I wasted almost a full gallon because it skinned over and I could not break thru the skin.
Will the stirring handle come off to fit a cordless drill ?
Craftsman on Apr 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It will come off easily (it has a square shaft). But I'm not sure it would be advisable. The paddles are sturdy plastic but a drill might apply too much torque. I find that the paddles are well designed to stir the paint up quite easily circulating lighter fluid down into the mix. I've found that the cans can sit for several months and only need to be turned a few revolutions to get a good mix. Now, if you let the can sit for a year that might be another story.
will this work as a vacuum?
RONALD H. on May 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. It works really well to mix paint and it will keep the paint fresh for a number of weeks.
How long can something be stored in this container?
Andrew S on Feb 9, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. I used this item to stir and fill my HVLP containers. I did six solid wood doors with polyurethane over a period of about 10 days. I used all of the gallon of material and cleaned up the mixer for the next time. I have not stored material long term but I would not expect it to be used. for long term storage. CJ
It says to use on metal paint cans, but some of them are plastic with metal tops. Will it work on those?
Laura R on Sep 12, 2016
I have eight of the Paint can pouring lids, They all work great except after leaving the lid on the paint can for a week the turning knobs that hold the lid on would not come off. Three of the four broke. Are these not for storing paint? and also can I buy replacement turning knobs.
OCNwoodworks on Dec 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Do not store the lid in SOLVENT for 24-hours because the rim to can's gasket will eventually fall off due to the strong solvents attacking the adhesive. You can safely store the lid in most finishes for months with minimal solvent evaporation. They do not need to be stirred every few days.
Will this fit UK size cans ?
Wizard465 on Oct 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This fits a 6-1/2" diameter can.
Could you use this to mix resin?
Ange S on Apr 14, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes if it is paint consistently Worked wonderful on my paint
Is this product made in USA?
Cris M on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These are made in China.
Interested in using this with food coloring and food items. Can anyone confirm if the plastics used on this are food safe by chance?
A shopper on May 14, 2015
Is this offered in a larger size? I would like one for a five gallon container.
Mary D on Aug 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not at this time.
Is it suitable to use on UK 5 ltr paint cans?
Bricktinter on Oct 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, this will not be compatible.
what is the maximum viscosity this can mix?
John G on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know a specific value but it has mixed Zinser primer and some pretty thick latex house paint
First time I used the gallon size, one of the plastic paddle fins broke and it is totally useless. Does any one know if the plastic paddles are available for separate purchase?
John M on Feb 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I had one of the closure locks break. Took it back to the store and they replaced the complete unit.
What diameter paint tin do these fit? The ones I require to use it on are approx. 19 cm diameter.
kelvin on Sep 1, 2017
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