Well, the last time I checked in here my head was full of snot. My head is a lot better, but the runny nose just keeps hanging on. And now, on top of the runny nose and snot, I am high on paint fumes.
We are smack-dab in the middle of a room remodel. Basically, we are converting a “wreck-room” into a mud-room. It’s been a work in progress, and tonight I had the bright idea to throw a coat of primer on a wall that had to be cut out, fixed, dry-walled, plastered, sanded, and then primed. Not the best idea I’ve had in a while.
As it turns out, the primer was oil-based, which is code for big-fat mess.
Mess on my hands. Mess on my arms. Mess on the paint-brush. Mess on the roller. And now, a big mess all over my bath-tub because that’s where genius decided to clean the brush and roller before throwing in the towel and tossing that mess in the trash. Which is also why my arms (and hands and fingernails) are splattered with small white impossible-to-remove oily spots.
I’ve been scrubbing from finger-tip to elbow with lava soap. Lava soap is straight-up nasty, in case you were wondering. Most of all, it stinks. If by chance you are the CEO of lava soap and you’ve happened upon my blog today, may I suggest that you consider offering a scented version of your soap. Coconut, or sugar cookie, perhaps?
After whining around on the Facebook, several of my friends gave some suggestions on how to get the big-fat-oil-based-mess off of my hands. None of the suggestions sounded even remotely pleasant.
- Motor Oil
- Simple Green
- WD 40
People really wash their hands in gasoline?
Um, I suppose I better just be thankful for the nasty lava soap and be done with it. OH, and you can write this down, too… I will never again EVER dabble in the big-fat-oil-based primer nonsense. Thankfully, the wall is ready for honest-to-goodness NORMAL paint. I plan to paint the wall tomorrow.
For now though, I’m off to scrub my hands.
Have a great weekend, y’all!