I'm a DIY expert and here are 6 different ways to use a drill paddle mixer

Cordless drill with mixer paddle next to tin of paint on painted wooden table
(Image credit: Steven Jenkins)

Not sure what a drill paddle mixer is? It’s a smaller version of a paddle mixer that is powered by a hand drill. The fact that it fits into a drill that you already own is just one of its real plus points. 

It's the perfect companion for a host of DIY projects, will work with the best cordless drills or corded drills and it costs a lot less than buying a specialist paddle mixer.

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.