Need to stir stain? Go nuts!
When stirring up a can of stain that's been sitting for a while, a stick gets messy and tends to bring up, not break up, chunks of pigment in the bottom of the can. Taking an idea from the book of aerosol spray cans, I tossed a few steel hex nuts into the can, snapped the lid back on, and shook it. It works great!
—John Cusimano, Lansdale, Pa.