OK, everyone. I’m back. What a week I’ve had!
Here’s a little recap of what’s been going on:
-Decided to finally go and set up my domain (.com) and be like a real grown-up blogger, took the most complicated route to do that possible and failed miserably. My blog seems to have been down on and off for the better part of the week and Pinterest thought I was spam too. I finally just got mad and went with a different company today and the problem seems to have been cured almost instantly. Moral of the story: The simplest answer is almost always the right one.
-I’m turning 30 on Sunday (What?)
– I have a week and a half to plan a fabulous spy themed birthday party for Kennedy. It’s officially the hardest birthday theme ever, I’m pretty sure.
– I randomly started and finished a mini bathroom reno a few weeks ago and I’m almost ready to show you!
-Today you get to see about three square inches the floor! Which is about the only thing that hasn’t changed! Lucky you!
It’s time for some more old-fashioned rubbing alcohol magic!
Remember when I was telling you about how you can use rubbing alcohol to clean sharpie marker off of just about anything? Well, anything but latex paint. That’s where this little tip came from.
When I was working on my bathroom lately and painting with – what else – latex paint, I had a few mis-haps. Well, mis-haps, lazinesses, whatever you want to call them. I had a roller that was too big for my roller handle and it kept falling off the handle, all loaded up with paint.
I just kept on paintin’. I didn’t stop to wipe up my messes. Why would I when I had this little trick up my sleeve to be able to deal with it “eventually”? In fact I was so lazy bold as to leave it there for a full 2 weeks.
Here’s what you can do if you’re like everyone and have had many painting oopsies too!
I poured a little bloop of rubbing alcohol onto the main marks and left it to sit for 30 seconds or so. Then I just wiped it all around with a paper towel and it was good as new! No scraping needed! Even the little smears that didn’t get a soaking came off just as easily.
I really hate scraping off paint mistakes and will just leave them all terrible-looking most the time rather than having to scrape.
Next I moved on to the floor in the dining room. I let the girls do some painting there a few months ago and didn’t worry too much about the floors cause, well, I want them gone like yesterday anyway. Lately though, those multi-colored paint splatters have been bugging me when we have people over and it’s pretty clear those floor aren’t getting replaced anytime in the next few weeks.
A few moments later… presto!
I’m so glad I finally took 5 minutes out of my day to take care of this. Getting rid of those shameful marks really gave my Spring Cleaning a good boost.
It was so easy too!
This is one of those ideas where, if you know about it already, seems like common sense, but if you don’t, it can be a real revelation. It’s great to use on things like doorknobs, light switches and vent covers that seem to always get a few marks on them accidentally when you think you’ll be able to just paint around them.
I would suggest if you have any paint on wood floors or any kind of fancy tile, that you test first on a hidden area to make sure it’s safe, but for my plain ol peel n stick tile, it worked like a charm!
Hope this tip makes your next painting job just a little easier!