Splash!

16 Aug

And I don’t mean the movie!

The Squire and I had some errands to run, so we headed out right after church. He dropped me off at Lowe’s while he went to Best Buy for some sort of computer cable. I went looking for new tiles for the kitchen ceiling – no joy there, as they now longer make the type we want – and then picked up a quart of white, oil-based enamel paint.

And immediately dropped it. It exploded and went everywhere!

It hit my shoes and stockings, but it really looked lovely all over the front of my good blue dress. When I got into the car, I rubbed the spots with hand sanitizer, which worked fairly well on the spots near the hem, but didn’t budge the largest spot, which is right in the middle. The skirt is long enough I can turn it up a bit and hide the spots, but didn’t make much difference on the biggest blotch. I may have to go to Michael’s and see if I can find a permanent marker in royal blue.

I discovered that when you spill paint, the best thing to clean it up is kitty litter; the clerk just dumped a bunch of it on the mess I’d made. She said it “happens a lot”, and considering they keep a huge bag of the stuff behind the counter, I believe her. Didn’t make it less embarrassing, though.

And I’m not sure I want to rub my hands with paint remover, even if they DO call it sanitizer.

3 Responses to “Splash!”

  1. Garfield Hug August 17, 2020 at 3:14 am #

    Oh my! That would have been a sight! Sorry you went through it but yes, these things do happen. I remember dropping emulsion paint and water removed it, luckily for me as it was not the oily one. I am not very good with handy work. Glad you are okay though!

    • thisendoftheswamp August 17, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

      It was annoying and embarrassing, but I’m just grateful they didn’t take the attitude “You broke it, you bought it”.

      • Garfield Hug August 18, 2020 at 1:28 am #

        Oh that is really nice of the storekeeper!

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