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Today's home improvement project tip

When painting a bathroom, do not knock the nearly full gallon of paint from the vanity to the floor. The black-and-white tile floor. With black grout.

Should you do so, cleanup time is five hours, give or take a quarter hour.

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anita_margarita
Jan. 6th, 2012 11:42 pm (UTC)
*feels your pain*

Emergency tip for missed spots: nail polish remover. I know this because my husband did the same thing and the nail polish remover came to the rescue.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip on the nail polish remover. I had a few spots that I couldn't get quite clean, so I will put your advice to work tomorrow.

penshark
Jan. 7th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Ouch -- sorry you got to have that experience.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Revised cleanup time: six hours.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 7th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
tip 2
Never paint your kitchen after you lay new carpet and dump a gallon of paint from the ladder shelf on it. Where was Stanley Steamer then
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: tip 2
Oh my goodness ...
sahlah
Jan. 7th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
Ouch.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I was uncorking F-sharps so fast I sounded like a Tommy gun. It cleaned up fine, though, after a lot of hands-and-knees scrubbing/scraping.

I will keep the bucket well out of the way when I do the trim today.
thecriz5
Jan. 7th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
It coulda been worse -- you could have spent all that time cleaning paint up while listening to the ice cream truck's rendition of "The Turkey in the Straw" the whole time.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
I think you have a future in enhanced patient interrogation at Gitmo.
nodressrehersal
Jan. 7th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)
Ohmygawd - I can only imagine what those first few seconds must've felt like!

Thank you so much for revising the cleanup time. It's important to be able to plan sufficiently for the unexpected.
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 7th, 2012 11:07 pm (UTC)
The worst part about it is the day before, I had a "be careful so you don't knock over the paint" self-reminder.
cougarfang
Jan. 8th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
Why not just paint the entire floor? (AKA the Feline Defense: "I totally meant to do that just now".)
patrick_vecchio
Jan. 8th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
It probably would have been a lot easier than cleaning it up.
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