Fillon Technologies makes paint mixing machines – shakers as well as stirrers. Their Mixing Mate™ is an adaptation of a unit intended to fit in a machine. Change a few parts, add a crank and you have a really good finish and paint stirrer for home use. We’ve found it works really well for paints and finishes or pigment-rich products like Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint that have set awhile. It is much easier to use than a paint stick or even one of those stirring attachments for a drill. Just remove the lid, carefully insert the Mixing Mate paddle into the can, fasten down the lid with the attaching levers, and crank away. The Mixing Mate also has a dispensing feature, not unlike a pancake syrup dispenser in a restaurant, which means you don’t have to remove it until you’re done with that paint. Simply remove the crank and blade for easy cleanup, and don’t forget to clean under the Mixing Mate™. Two sizes available: This half liter/quart and one that fits a gallon (#162528).