A Plastic Paint Stirrer is a simple but invaluable tool and it’s always a good idea to stir paint before applying it to ensure that the colour and consistency are completely uniform for a top notch finish. If a layer of liquid has separated out in the tin this usually isn’t a problem and a thorough stir will mix it back in. More sophisticated than a simple stick, this stirrer has a pattern of holes that give optimum mixing by forming a network of mini-vortexes. It is suitable for low to medium viscosity paints such as enamel, emulsions (eg. matt, silk, eggshell), gloss, satin, woodstains and varnishes.
Handy hint: don’t stir too vigorously as you risk aerating the paint, leading to bubbles appearing in the film. They’ll usually pop if the paint contains a good anti-foam, but it’s best not to introduce air in the first place.
Plastic Paint Stirrer – Information of further interest
- Paint needs to be fully mixed with a flat bottom stirrer to ensure all tints are mixed in to create the correct shade.
- Spray application. All of our Enamels will need to be diluted by around 5-10% using Paintman Coach Enamel Thinners, thus ensuring the highest quality finish and maintaining correct drying times.
- Surface Preparation. Prior to painting ensure all surfaces are clean and dry to remove any contaminants. We recommend using our Surface cleaner 2800 for painted surfaces or our Surface Cleaner 2802 for bare metal. Surfaces should be keyed at each layer to maintain adhesion. Just prior to painting, wipe the surface with a Tack Rag to remove dust and other loose contaminants.
- Painting tips and advice. Check out our methods of use page, FAQ’s or YouTube Channel for lots of hints and tips. Alternatively, ask us your question on our Contact page.