Avoid a Common Mixing Mistake How to Stir your New Stain w/ Stain & Seal Experts | Fence Armor
Hello and thanks for your order. My name is Caleb Roth I'm the founder of Stain & Seal Experts fence and deck stains. Let's get started. Today we're gonna learn how to mix your stain properly, our stains have a ton of pigment and sometimes it settles on the bottom so when you get it we're gonna show you exactly what to do. Alright some of the reasons that we want to make sure and get this stain mixed up perfectly is because we've got a lot of color in our stains if you’ve used other stains and you've swapped over to ours you know that our pigments are really heavy we've got a lot of pigment in there and you might say the first couple of inches on the bottom of the bucket is going to be straight pigment when you get this stain, when it's been sitting for a while so we want to use a drill or some kind of a power mixer to get all of that pigment up and back in suspension before you put it on your job. So, we've already we've already pulled the tab off we've already unboxed it I'm gonna go over a couple of tools that we like to use with our stain crews that makes life a little bit easier. First thing we've got a drill, you know this is well-used, it's an old just a cord drill and we like this one because it's a variable speed and we can control that speed and this is just a regular maybe a 24-inch paddle bit that is well used. The handiest tool that we keep on our trucks is this right here it's just a plain plastic bucket opener I'm gonna go ahead and open this and we're going to start mixing. We like to put this cardboard down on job sites just to prevent any spills. There you go, so this is Cedar tone stain I believe so this is gonna be a transparent color and already for a transparent color that's a lot of pigment you know that's a lot of color we're seeing there so to get started what we're going to do is the first thing we want to do is we want to drop the drill down in it and we just we want to fill anything on the bottom fill if there's anything down there and if there is that's what we're looking to get in suspension and basically we're just gonna turn the drill on and get it going and we're looking for a vortex you can do the vortex a couple of different ways you can go straight down the middle and get that tornado down in there and go for a minute something like that or you can kick it at an angle and you can do it the same way at an angle and you'll get a vortex in there the way makes a little more of a mess but it works it's good so I don't feel anything on the bottom anymore it looks like everything's up in suspension. That's pretty much it you just want to make sure you get this stuff mixed up really well you don't have to do it very often if you go to lunch you probably want to come back and mix it back up but if you're on a jobsite and most of the time and mix it up once and you're good to go. That is how you mix a bucket of stain, pretty simple if you're doing multiple buckets it's a good idea to try to pull them all together that way if you don't get one bucket mixed up as good as the other. That is pretty much it, do your job just like normal when you get done one of the cool things about our stain is we've got a resealable plastic lid with a seal in it so you can just you can head off to the next place. All right guys if you like this video I want you to click the like button and then subscribe we've got new content coming out all the time and we'd love for you to share that with your friends and if you want to learn more information about the staining business in general you can go to StainingUniversity.com, it's a Facebook group that you can get a link to there. We've got thousands of members that are in the stain and sealed business, also check out the Stain & Seal Experts Podcast and if you wanted by stains like this or other products for cleaning chemicals and things go to RestorativeWoodProducts.com. Thanks guys.