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

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

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
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Brand Rockler
Weight 1.4500
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4.7 / 5.0
182 Reviews
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Works great, I have one for Shellac and one for Lacquer. Saves time and no mess.
April 20, 2019
3 weeks ago
Mixing Mate Paint lid
Where have you been all my life? I will never, repeat for emphasis: NEVER tackle a painting project without one of these!
April 15, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mess Free and Easy to Clean
Nice product. Allows for mess free mixing and dispensing of paint. The parts are also very easy to clean.
April 14, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Product
Worked better than advertised, will use for all future painting projects.
March 31, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Mixing Mate is Wonderful
I have purchased and used several Mixing Mate Paint Lids, since we have several paints, primers, and stains that we use frequently. I love the convenience of being able to stir and pour the paints and stains without making a mess or ruining a lid while trying to remove it. I have had no difficulties with the fit. I don't find that the paint dries out any more than it does with the manufacturer's lid. I have had to remove the Mixing Mate to remove a skin on the paint after several years of storage, but I have had the same issue with the manufacturer's lid and consider this the result of the air left in the container, not failure to seal.
January 25, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Paint Lid makes job easier.
This is a great product to keep your paint available while working on a project. Easy stir, easy pour, no mess, easy cleanup. I like it!
January 19, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product!
I paint with volunteers at a large charity organization. These paint lids are great, easy to use and no more paint draping down the sides of the cans. Paint stirs in seconds and the maple syrup pour spouts are fantastic.
January 11, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
no mess involved
December 31, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
nice tool to keep paint mixed and clean
December 27, 2018
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Paint mixer (Gallon)
It makes using a stir stick a thing of the past. I really like the way you can stir, mix & pour right from the can with no spills or mess to clean up. Saves on the expense or having to buy more pain than is necessary to "get 'er done", so to speak.
December 15, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
because I needed it
Craig G on Apr 15, 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
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.
Michael J S 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
A must have!!
Mark F on Nov 15, 2018
Exactly what I need for my finishing spray
Brandon L on Nov 14, 2018
need to pour and store
classified on Nov 6, 2018
The absolute best way to mix, pour, and store paint and finish
Scott M on Oct 23, 2018
Looks like it's worth trying
G. R on Sep 16, 2018
Ease of use and, reviews were good.
Robert J on Sep 15, 2018
DONALD P on Aug 19, 2018
I was looking for a no-mess stirring lid for an automotive paint and a primer that I use frequently. This fit the bill perfectly.
Timothy J. S on Aug 17, 2018
looks very handy
Don D on Aug 5, 2018
Appears to be a convenient device to save paint and time
Deane C on Jul 11, 2018
A useful tool for upcoming projects
Craig M on Jul 4, 2018
Ease of use and the stirring capabilities
Michael F on Jul 4, 2018
I have a few and they work great
Michael R on Jun 27, 2018
ease of use
William W on Jun 27, 2018
Mixing paint for spraying is complicated and messy. The product looks like it will work well.
John S on Jun 23, 2018
I do a lot of painting and I love the idea of having a drip free can to pour from .
john k on Jun 22, 2018
I have one already but I need one more for ceiling colors. Works great
MartinHD28 on Jun 13, 2018
A friend showed it to me
MARTHA D S on Jun 8, 2018
Have one. Works great
Willard R on Jun 7, 2018
I already have one That I use to mix Fluid Film with and would like to have a couple spares kicking around.
Randall M. S on May 30, 2018
This product looks like it will be a big help, plus all of the 5-star ratings and comments on the quart size sold on The Grommet.
CYNTHIA E on May 26, 2018
Great product for stains in gallon-sized cans. Can mix, pour, and store!
Opal F on May 23, 2018
thought I would give it a try
walter t on May 23, 2018
Norman B on May 23, 2018
Unique product
Kevin B on May 21, 2018
Hoping it makes pouring easier
Ken K on May 18, 2018
Always in the need to keep paint mixed and ready to use the day after.
brian m on May 16, 2018
I paint almost everything using the same primer and the same color paint. It has always been a pain to shake them and pour them into the paint tray. These appear to solve both issues.
Sam R on May 12, 2018
I've previously used this product for a gallon bucket of stain, now I'll use this to mix some paint. It works great and makes life easier.
David H on May 12, 2018
I purchased two of them from Rockler they work great
Eugene A S on May 10, 2018
All other reviews praised its benefits in terms of mixing and storage. My wife is into painting and touch-up after our house shored. Maybe I can get her to stop storing the paint tray in the refrigerator.
Hector J. R on May 9, 2018
Great paint lids
Bryan M on May 6, 2018
Broke one when can was dropped. Need spares.
Larry E on May 1, 2018
As a shop teacher hoping this will be a easier seal for the stain.
Mike S on Apr 30, 2018
Relied on reviews
John H on Apr 14, 2019
Looked for something to mix and pour without constantly removing lid.
Michael J S on Mar 31, 2019
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 $$$
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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