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Here are some of the materials that can be mixed using specific mixing paddles. It is important to note that not all mixing paddles mix all materials. Before you start mixing, make sure you identify the correct mixing paddle for your particular material. Here are some of the materials that can be mixed using specific mixing paddles. It is important to note that not all mixing paddles mix all materials. Before you start mixing, make sure you identify the correct mixing paddle for your particular material.
Generally, a paddle's head shape will dictate the type of material it can mix. For example, a material may need mixing without being exposed to air so the hoop paddle design is most suitable for this job. Another example - a paddle that is designed to mix using a low shear action would not be suitable for a mix that requires a high shear action. Shearing action is the downward movement and an angled bladed combined, used to separate materials. Generally, a paddle’s head shape will dictate the type of material it can mix. For example, a material may need mixing without being exposed to air so the hoop paddle design is most suitable for this job.

Another example – a paddle that is designed to mix using a low shear action would not be suitable for a mix that requires a high shear action. Shearing action is the downward movement and an angled bladed combined, used to separate materials.

A high shear action reduces friction when rotating at a high speed whilst maintaining a high level of mixing capabilities. Mixing paddles with a high shear action are specifically designed and shaped so they can mix materials of any viscosity. A high shear action reduces friction when rotating at a high speed whilst maintaining a high level of mixing capabilities. Mixing paddles with a high shear action are specifically designed and shaped so they can mix materials of any viscosity.
A low shear action describes the gentle mixing of materials while minimising friction and exposure to air particles. Mixing paddles with a low shear action are designed and shaped so they can mix low to medium viscosity materials. A low shear action describes the gentle mixing of materials while minimising friction and exposure to air particles. Mixing paddles with a low shear action are designed and shaped so they can mix low to medium viscosity materials.

Low viscosity (thin-liquid to pasty)

Low viscosity materials include wall paints, emulsion paints, varnishes, glazes, paste, cement slurry, joining mortar, glue and self levelling compound.
  • Wall paints
  • Emulsion paints
  • Varnishes/Glazes
  • Paste
  • Cement slurry
  • Joining mortar
  • Glue
  • Self levelling compound

Medium viscosity (pasty to tough)

Medium viscosity materials include adhesive mortar, tile adhesive, sealants, adhesive, filler and grout.
  • Adhesive mortar
  • Tile adhesive
  • Sealants
  • Adhesive
  • Filler
  • Grout
  • Filler compound
  • Thin-bed mortar
  • Finished plaster
  • Bitumen coating
  • Bitumen
  • Fibrous material

Heavy viscosity (tough to heavy)

Heavy viscosity materials include mortar, repair mortar, artificial mortar, concrete, epoxy resin, screed, cement plaster, lime plaster, plasterboard bonding compound and thermal insulating plaster.
  • Mortar
  • Repair mortar
  • Artificial mortar
  • Concrete
  • Epoxy resin
  • Screed
  • Cement plaster
  • Lime plaster
  • Plasterboard bonding compound
  • Thermal insulating plaster

Can you mix other materials?

It may seem like a good idea to use a mixing paddle for mixing other materials such as beer or mashing potato. However, Wonkee Donkee advises that you stick to the mixing paddle's specific use only. It may seem like a good idea to use a mixing paddle for mixing other materials such as beer or mashing potato.

However, Wonkee Donkee advises that you stick to the mixing paddle’s specific use only.