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Not all Wooden Paint Stirrers are Created Equal If you do much painting, you already know this. Or, if you have purchased paint sticks for use in craft projects, you know this as well. Are you fed up with the inferior quality of the cheap paint sticks coming from China, as I am? Would you rather spend your Hard Working Dollar on a quality item made in the U.S., as I would? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We are so thrilled to have you here as a visitor, we would like to give you a discount of $3.00 for a box of our paint sticks. Just click on the RED link that follows and use this unique code at check-out: JRMUGZMN

Click Here to order the wood paint stirrers with a $3.00 Discount(these are the paddles that Henry was using in Schenectady back in the 1930s)

The link above takes you to the #1 rated wood paint sticks on Amazon.com -for people who appreciate the quality and value that still can be found coming from the forests of Maine. Coupon is good for any of the Henry’s Best brand wood products.


Hello and Welcome to WoodPaintSticks.com. WoodPaintSticks.comI am Henrietta Bukke Nielsen. I was named after my great-grandfather, Henry Bukke (pronounced Boo-kie) who immigrated from Denmark to Schenectady, NY where, for a few decades he ran a painting business out of his home. Who Would have Thought I’d End Up in this Business?? We never know what twists and turns life has in store for us and I was as surprised (at first) as anyone when I ended up working for a painter when I got out of college. Yes, I was among those young people today that have a mountain of college debt and are under-employed. Having earned a degree in psychology, I quickly learned that the degree and $1.89 will buy a small cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts. I was under-employed working for the painter. But no longer. I decided that I should be doing business on my own. It seemed only natural and fitting that I take my great-grandfather’s business model, good name and reputation and breathe some new life into it. And, that’s what I did. I now am the proud proprietor of:

I now am the proud proprietor of:

Henry Bukke Painting – Wallpapering and Decorating I had to start from scratch, as most of the people he knew and did business with have passed on, (as he did before I was born), but I like the feeling of doing business as Henry Bukke Painting & Decorating.

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These are the same paint paddles Henry was using back in the 1930s. How do I know this? I found what is left of Henry’s tools and equipment. Among that stuff was a handful of wood paint sticks (stirrers) and they looked much better than the ones I hadbeen getting. They were marked and I was able to trace them back to the original mill. They are still in business up there in Maine.

The Humble Paint Paddle I’m pretty sure there were many sources of good paint sticks back when Henry was working. Not so anymore. Most, like many other things you can think of, are manufactured in China today

I’ve Tried Them All – and that mill is now my sole source for the wood paint mixers. A Mountain of College Debt Leads a Girl to be Resourceful. In an effort to help pay off my college debt, I’m selling the sticks to people who can appreciate the look and feel of an old-time stick, as simple as they are. They are still made of white birch and manufactured in the same veneer plant that was around when Henry was getting them back in the 1930s. The mill is one of the few left in this country that still produces paint sticks.

If you are someone who prefers supporting hard-working Americans (Mainers, in this case), as my family does, you will, no doubt appreciate this quality hardwood paint stick. These same sticks (paddles, if you like) can also be used as a spatula for candy making, a handle for a home-made fan (sometimes used as wedding favors) or a hand-held sign, as well as many other ‘crafty’ uses.

Click Here to order the wood paint stirrer that Henry was using in Schenectady back in the 1930s.

I thank you in advance for your purchase -which supports American workers (#1) and -(#2) helps me pay off my college debt, which in retrospect, I shouldn’t have gotten into. I’m grateful for the opportunity to carry on Henry’s business, which helps support my family as well as the families of the men and women who make up my crews (which are my extended family) and for the opportunity to provide a high quality product to you.

Thanks again for your purchase. –Henrietta

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Frequently Asked Questions


Our wooden sticks are manufactured in a mill that has produced them for generations, using high-grade logs from northern states’ forests. Responsible forestry practices are employed to preserve the resource for future generations.


In addition to painting and staining, our customers have used our sticks for children’s crafts, wedding fans, garden markers, target shooting, library shelf markers, and art projects. They are BIODEGRADABLE & COMPOSTABLE.


Order yours today. There is no fine print to our “Satisfaction Guarantee.” If our sticks don’t serve your needs or meet your standards in any way, just contact us and we’ll immediately replace them or refund your money. It’s simple. That might be why so many people have left such glowing feedback on Amazon. We want happy customers! If you have a concern, please contact us!