Pour the paint into the five-gallon bucket. Fill it to no more than two-thirds capacity.
Attach the spade handle mixing paddle to the power drill.
Plug the drill in if you do not have battery power.
Add the ceiling texture to the paint within the five-gallon bucket.
Insert the mixing paddle about halfway into the ceiling texture and paint. Begin the drill on a low setting.
Increase the drill's power from low to medium, and then up to high.
Raise the drill one inch as it spins, then lower it one inch. Repeat this action for about five minutes.
Repeat steps five, six and seven until the ceiling texture appears evenly distributed within the paint.
Things You Will Need
- Power drill
- Spade handle mixing paddle with a 20 to 30-inch shaft
- 5-gallon bucket
- Spade handle mixing paddles are generally best suited to mix ceiling texture with paint. However, you can use most any mixing paddle as long as it has a 20 to 30-inch shaft.