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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
208 Reviews
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Gallon mixing paint lid
I cannot express how pleased I am with this purchase. I cannot believe the length of time the material remains vital and unharmed from spoiling. The lid really establishes an airtight seal that remains such until the next use. I have paint and topcoat for a year in storage with lids attached and all I have to do is mix and use. I recommend these lids.
January 6, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mix master.
Fits solidly on the gallon lacquer can and makes life a lot easier!!
January 5, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fantastic Product At A Great Price!
These make pouring your finishing products so easy. Mess-free mixing and minimal cleanup after pouring into your hvlp or sprayer of your choice is fantastic! I’ll never finish without these again!
November 9, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Love mine, makes stirring and dispensing a breeze with no mess. Great for almost any kind of paint.
November 4, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product. Highly recommend.
October 4, 2019
6 months ago
Easy to install and it did a great job of mixing the paint. Also liked the ease of pouring. Definitely recommend.
September 15, 2019
5 months ago
great for saveing time and paint
September 13, 2019
1 year ago
Great time and material saver
I purchased this to a avoid the inevitable waste that comes from opening and reopening gallon cans of finish. The mixer works great and the ability to pour the right amount of finish for the job saves me from waste. Highly recommend.
September 12, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
A great product
A very good product that is able to mix a gallon very quick. Being able to pour a full gallon without drips is a Godsend. Then not having to pry the lid off each time and beat it back on when finished is great.
September 11, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Prevents messes and wasted paint.
Prevents messes and wasted paint.
September 8, 2019
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Rich on Jan 8, 2020
quality design
R L on Jan 2, 2020
Rich on Jan 8, 2020
I have two of them and they work well
JOHN V on Jan 2, 2020
quality design
R L on Jan 2, 2020
Looks like a win win solution to storing finish
William R on Jan 1, 2020
Price and convenience...I use rubber dispensing lids but you have to remove them to stir. This seems like the best of both worlds.
Angel G on Jan 1, 2020
I’m a professional artist, and a wannabe woodworker. Trust me, these things work like a charm!
Matt W on Jan 1, 2020
It's amazing, love it! This is our second
Ben T on Dec 4, 2019
My really wanted this.
Chris L on Nov 1, 2019
End the mess
abbott on Oct 24, 2019
Works well
John S on Oct 16, 2019
Buy more than one there awesome 😎
Paul M on Oct 16, 2019
I have several quart size. Now I’m adding gallon size.
PAUL K on Oct 8, 2019
I need it for paint.
Gary T on Oct 6, 2019
I have several of these and they work really great, just as described.
Paul R on Sep 1, 2019
Need to mix and store paint
Jimmie W on Aug 25, 2019
It's the best idea since sliced bread
Tad W on Aug 24, 2019
Needed for high production spraying
Nancy S on Aug 22, 2019
If you have one paint or poly that you use for a lot of projects, cap the gallon with this and use over and over again, quick project start, quick finish/clean up.
Joseph Y on Aug 19, 2019
Always had good experiences with Rockler and I have a lot of painting coming up.
Ronald M on Aug 16, 2019
Great product!
Vanessa Y on Aug 5, 2019
I have a lot of interior painting and exterior deck stain to do in the next few months. These "lids" look like just what I need because I cannot do all the painting in one day, and the stain settles pretty quickly. This "lid" will make the mixing continuous and easily done.
Frederick K on Aug 1, 2019
Own one of these and it's a huge mess and time saver so decided to buy a couple more.
tom z on Jul 3, 2019
These things are GREAT
GARY T on Jun 29, 2019
For mixing polyurethane.
Brian K on Jun 19, 2019
Mark J on Jun 19, 2019
Have a cabinet project coming up and looking to step up my game, ease of clean up, less mess, paint fully mixed, whats not to love?
Kevin C on Jun 14, 2019
I bought paint from a discount store and it settled out. Hope this works as good as a mechanical shaker at a paint store. It should be better than hand mixing it myself, and less messy, too.
Edward on Jun 12, 2019
I have 2 of these already. They're awesome!
Brandon L on Jun 10, 2019
Easy to stir paint, no mess, can store in the can.
Doug G on Jun 10, 2019
They use fro stains at a wood class I go to. So convenient
judith b on Jun 7, 2019
Purchased a new home and need to repaint all the rooms.
Anna t on Jun 4, 2019
If this works as advertised this will be great for gallon size!
debra c on Jun 2, 2019
Hopefully it will eliminate the mess from pouring paint directly out of the can.
Derik B on May 2, 2019
I have used these for a number of years. They make painting cleaner and more efficient. They seal well, mix well, and can be easily cleaned and reused.
James K on Apr 24, 2019
because I needed it
Craig G on Apr 15, 2019
Relied on reviews
John H on Apr 14, 2019
Looks like the best tool for the job I have seen. I have a large project, I hope this will do the trick..
ric d on Apr 12, 2019
Looked for something to mix and pour without constantly removing lid.
Bubbaduh on Mar 31, 2019
Was given one as a gift. This thing is amazing, keeps the paint fresh and no worries about spilling paint on the floor when I'm trying to pour it into the pan. Bought two more so I could have one on a primer can and a paint can.
Mike A on Mar 6, 2019
For myself and for gifts for friends.
Charles G on Feb 24, 2019
I have 1 gallon size and 1 quart size. they work great. would like to have second gallon size for trim color when I'm doing a painting project.
mark p on Feb 4, 2019
A man (customer) at Home Depot recommended it to me
Bruce P on Feb 2, 2019
To keep material mixed & easy pour feature.
H A on Feb 2, 2019
Buy gallon and quart stains and laquers
Steven S on Jan 24, 2019
It will make life easier getting clear finish mixed thoroughly.
Dick B on Dec 23, 2018
Easy mixing and pouring of water base clear coats
Daren W on Dec 22, 2018
It solves a problem I’m having
Nancy B on Dec 17, 2018
less mess
David H on Dec 12, 2018
I liked the item price with the discount.
Ariesa D on Nov 19, 2018
It’s amazing and I am an artist that mixies a lot of paint
Kelley K on Nov 17, 2018
I have two of them and they work well
JOHN V on Jan 2, 2020
Looks like a win win solution to storing finish
William R on Jan 1, 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 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.
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.
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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