Rockler has just introduced a larger, gallon-sized version of the widely successful, original quart-sized Mixing Mate Paint Lid. The gallon-sized Mixing Mate boasts the same benefits as it's smaller predecessor: the mixing turbine operates with a simple crank handle to achieve a thorough mix in a matter of seconds, the sealed rim eliminates drips and spills, and it provides an easy storage solution without the mess of other methods.

"Mixing Mate provides a better way to prepare, use, and store paint and finishing products," said Steve Krohmer, Vice President of Product Development. "It eliminates the frustration of prying off dented, crusty lids and mixing until your hand is numb with a messy stir stick that will be thrown away. And since the spout pours with pinpoint accuracy and no drips, you can leave your funnel on the shelf."       

Each Mixing Mate Paint Lid features four cam locks that create a tight seal to the can, eliminating spills. After the lid is locked, the user simply cranks the handle for approximately 30 seconds in the clockwise direction to completely mix the paint or finish. The pouring handle is sturdy, easy to grip, and features a spring-loaded thumb trigger that allows you to pour with one hand, similar to the function of a maple syrup dispenser. Once done pouring, the spring-loaded spout seals itself, and the product can be stored until it is needed again. Mixing Mate can be re-used again and again and can be transferred to other paint and finish cans.

The gallon-sized Mixing Mate (44170) retails for $19.99 and is available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, Rockler independent resellers,, or in the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.