Sometimes having a simple tool for the job just makes life easier – and so is the case for an electric cordless paint mixer.
You know the drill, you open up a bottle of paint – the non-drop bottle knid, like Tamiya or Testors – and the pigment has seperated from the carrier. That is the color layer is at the bottom and the clear liquid part is floating on top. Whether brush painting or airbushing, you need to mix the paint. You can do it the old fashion way with the back of a paint brush or a stick, but if you use this little gadget, you will be done in under 30 seconds even with the thickest gummiest seperated paint. Then a spin in a tub of water and it’s cleaned. I got my ‘free’ when Micromark was running a promotion, otherwise they sell it for $10.95 as of this writing. You can wait for one of their sales to get it maybe 20% cheaper. But as it is, it’s a lot more portable and cheaper than paint stirrers that tries to shake the entire bottle- a LOT cheaper. Paint wastage is minimal, cerntainly not enough to justify the price of the shaker type devices. Here’s the direct link to micromark (I’m not affiliated with them in anyway)