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Understanding the concept of "complementary color" when mixing paints.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1990 (v.37#4) pg. 68

Disposable spout to avoid spills and prevent paint from running down the side of the can when pouring paint.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #352 Oct 1994 (v.44#9) pg. 41

Tip shows how to use an orbital sander as a paint shaker.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 96

Tip: Carry paint cans around in your truck or car. They will be thoroughly mixed and ready for use in about one week.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 32

Tip on pouring paint from a quart can to avoid the problem of paint filling the groove for the cover.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #63 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 26

Tip on using masking tape to keep paint from getting into the lip when pouring from the can.
FINE WOODWORKING #91 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 18

Tip on keeping the groove of a paint can free from paint by using another lid (with a half-moon cutout) when pouring or dipping a brush.
FINE WOODWORKING #101 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 18

Tip on using a vibrating sander as a mixer for small containers of model paint.
FINESCALE MODELER Sep 1990 (v.8#6) pg. 80

Tip: Place a hex nut into a can of paint or stain, then shake to mix thoroughly.
HOMEOWNER Jan-Feb 1988 (v.13#1) pg. 80

A paint mixer for the workbench. An old rotisserie motor, long dowel rods and some L-brackets are combined to keep ten or more small bottles of model paint constantly mixed and ready for use.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1996 (v.63#9) pg. 95

Tip: Use wire whisks to mix paint for graining wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1982 (v.10#11) pg. 227

Multi-action paint shaker wiggles a gallon can from side-to-side and back and forth at the same time. Driven by a 1/4 hp electric motor. Est. cost: $35.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 174

Paint shaker for spray-can paints is powered by an electric drill.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1967 (v.190#1) pg. 166

Simple tool for stirring paint or mixing stains is made from bent steel rod that can be chucked in a power drill.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #88 Jan 1996 (v.15#4) pg. 8

Tip: Place paint can in a paper bag when mixing using an electric drill.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 70

Cardboard form fits in paint can lid slot and makes pouring from the can less messy.
WOOD MAGAZINE #62 Aug 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 17