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The first step is choosing the correct mixing paddle depending on the material that is going to be mixed. For example, you do not want to be mixing a cement mix by hand.     Read our sections on how to find out which instrument is suitable for which mix.

Step 1 – Choose mixer

The first step is choosing the correct mixing paddle depending on the material that is going to be mixed. For example, you do not want to be mixing a cement mix by hand.

For more information, see How to choose the right mixing paddle for your material?

First make sure you know the material you are mixing and how to apply the mix.     Once this is clear, proceed and place the material to be mixed into a clean bucket.

Step 2 – Prepare mixture

First make sure you know the material you are mixing and how to apply the mix.

Once this is clear, proceed and place the material to be mixed into a clean bucket.

Position yourself above the bucket, standing with your feet on either side.

Step 3 – Find a comfortable position

Position yourself above the bucket, standing with your feet on either side.

Step 4 – Begin mixing process

Position the mixing paddle, holding the handle firmly.

Apply a downward pressure to push the mixing wheel from the top to the bottom of the mix. Pull the wheel back to the top of the mix, repeating this movement until the water and plaster are mixed to create a thick texture.

 Wonkee Donkee says "TIP: Dry mix can get stuck to  bottom and side of the bucket, so  this can be scraped off using a bucket trowel and placed back into the mix."
Once the material has become around double its volume with there being no lumps or dry mix visible then the material is ready and the job is a success.

Step 5 – Continue until smooth

Once the material has become around double its volume with there being no lumps or dry mix visible then the material is ready and the job is a success.