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How to use a paddle mixer

The ultimate guide to using a paddle mixer

Paddle mixers are ideal for quick and convenient mixing of paint, plaster and more.

The paddles feature rotating blades to make sure that the mix is even and free of lumps. The mixers feature speeds controls to prevent splashing and reduce waste and mess.

But how do you choose one and how should one be used? This blog post explains.

Paddle mixers

Who uses a paddle mixer?

These machines are ideal for mixing resin bound, cement, plaster, adhesives, grout, fillers, paint and more.

Devices are handheld, compact tools, which can be bought on a small budget and user by commercial users and individuals.

Each paddle using a specially designed whisk which draws in material to ensure it is smooth and consistent.

The practicality and versatility of these mixers make them essential for users across a range of professions.

But what do you need to consider when choosing your paddle mixer?

Who uses a paddle mixer mixing paddle?
Paddle mixers are used by a wide range of professionals, including plasterers to ensure a smooth, consistent mixture.

What to consider when choosing a paddle mixer

Consider the following when deciding on which paddle mixer is best suited to your needs:

Power: The  wattages on each mixer can vary greatly.

Substances like paints and varnish are far less thick than plaster and mortar, so will need less wattage. However, greater wattages need more electricity.

Rotational speed: The greater the rotational speed of the device, the faster it will mix substances. With our mixers, a variable speed is available meaning that speed can be changed depending on the materials mixed.

The higher the speed, the greater chance of mess and waste.

Mixing capacity: Mixing capacity is important because it shows the volume of mix that is suitable. Over mixing materials could cause irreversible damage to the mixer and could void the warranty.

Weight: This can also influence the mixer that is chosen. A lightweight handheld mixer is much easier to transport it to where it is needed. A heavy mixer, however, may be more sturdy and easy to control.

1300w electric mixer
The 1300w is SoRoTo's largest handheld electrical mixer to provide power for the thickest of mixing tasks.

How to use a paddle mixer

A paddle mixer is incredibly simple to use.

To use, the device relies on electricity and a motor. At the bottom, the paddle stirs the mix and blends the substances together.

 Add the correct amount of substances into a bucket, ensuring that is beneath the maximum capacity. Place the mixer upright in the centre of the container and switch on the paddle mixer to a low setting.

As you get used to the mixer, the speed can be increased. The faster the speed is increased, the more risk of spillages.

The SoRoTo whisks follow the sloping sides of the tub, meaning it can be held vertically and still scrape the edges.

When the substance is fully mixed then the paddle mixer can be powered down. 

How to use a paddle mixer
Paddle mixers are extremely easy to use. Connect with a suitable whisk, switch on and use the variable speeds to control the mixing.
GA120K Paddle Mixing Whisk
SoRoTo mixing whisks are designed to follow the slope on the tub.

How to choose the ideal mixing whisk

There are four types of whisk but many variations in the GCL Products range.

The BA Series of whisks are suited to mixing low-viscosity materials. This includes paints. This series features fewer curves on the whisk than the GA and SA variants due to the lesser thickness of materials being mixed.

The GA Series and SA Series are suited to mixing high viscosity materials such as resin binder, plaster, mortar and tile adhesive.

The SA-NEG Series whisk is ideally suited to mixing low viscosity materials such as paint due to its anti-clockwise movement.

Browse Mixing and Whisks here

BA Series Mixing Whisks
The BA Series of whisks are suited to mixing low-viscosity materials, such as paints.
GA Series Paddle Whisk
The GA and SA Series are used for mixing high viscosity materials.

What are the alternatives to paddle mixers?

Forced Action Mixers are an alternative to paddle mixers, used by contractors and professionals in a wide range of markets.

The mixers are built to mix resin bound gravel, concrete, liquid screed and wet pour gravel. They are designed and manufactured to handle the toughest of environments.

Mixers are built to be taken to where they are needed. The machines are made to be transported by a single individual, are fitted with wheels and are easy loading.

Find out more about SoRoTo Forced Action Mixers here.

SoRoTo Pan Mixers
SoRoTo forced action mixers are ideal for use on construction sites and can withstand the use in toughest environments.

Find out more about mixing and whisks

850w Paddle Mixer: This is SoRoTo’s smallest handheld electric paddle mixer. It is durable and can be used alone or with a forced action mixer. It is ideal for use with a plasterers whisk and is durable and ergonomic. It is ideal for tradesman to increase productivity. Perfect for plaster, paint and cement.

1220w Paddle Mixer: Our best-selling paddle mixer is a larger electronic mixer designed for regular use. It can be used with forced action mixers for resin bound gravel to combine two separate parts of epoxy resin. It is a robust and durable semi-professional mixer drill, perfect for plasterers and ideal for render, concrete and much more.

1300w Paddle Mixer: This is SoRoTo’s largest handheld continuous use electric mixer. It is ideal for mixing plaster, mortar, paints and more. Choose from the whisks above to guarantee a smooth and consistent mix.

Browse paddle mixers here.

SoRoto100L: The 100L is our best-selling forced action mixer. It is built to be used in the toughest environments, be taken where it is needed and complete mixing tasks in minutes. This mixer is perfect for resin bound gravel to combine products evenly and quickly before the resin starts to cure.

This mixer is built with enough capacity, power and efficiency to handle the demands of mixing a dense, sticky mixture.

SoRoTo 200L: The 200L is ideal for larger mixing projects. It has a larger 200 litre (468kg) mixing capacity – ideal for contractors who need a high-capacity output which are efficient, portable and reliable. It is built for use in tough environments and is long-lasting. Unlike other large mixers, the 200L is built for easy transport around building sites, and features adjustable legs which means it can be used in slanted and hard areas.

Browse forced action mixers here.

850w Electric Paddle Mixer
The 850w Electric Paddle Mixer is a small, lightweight handheld mixer ideal for a wide range of tasks including plaster, paint and cement.
1220w Paddle Mixer
The 1220w Paddle Mixer is our best-selling paddle mixer - perfect for resin bound.
SoRoTo 200L Forced Action Mixer
The 200L is suitable for use on building sites as it can withstand the toughest environments.

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Call us to find out more

To find out more information about paddle mixers and help choosing the ideal piece of equipment to suit your needs, call our team on 01246 418144.

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