Slideshow: Mixing the Leveler

Rinse and soak

The manufacturer requires that the inside of the mixing bucket be rinsed thoroughly to prevent the plastic from absorbing liquid from the mix.

Measure carefully

The author carefully measures the amount of water needed for each batch of leveler.

Add water

The author pours the precisely measured water into the mixing bucket.


The author mixes the leveler with a drill and a paddle, while a crew member slowly adds the contents of a bag. Instructions require that the leveler be mixed with a mixing paddle for no less than two minutes; then the mix needs to slake for five minutes and be quickly remixed before being poured.

Smaller bucket

For smaller batches, a deeper, narrower bucket is recommended to achieve a better mix.

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