My plan for today was to paint the linen closet a custom blend medium grey much like Benjamin Moore’s “Secret”.
While I had paint in the sprayer I also planned to paint the 1 by 10s we bought to create a wall of shelves in the master bedroom. With a burst of unusual energy (possibly produced by a Frappuccino with 4 extra shots of espresso) Charlie and I started the 2-birds-with-1-stone project last night.
Charlie roughed up the finish on the linen closet cabinet with our hand sander.
While he was sanding I gave one side of the boards a sprayed-on coat of paint.
While the boards were drying I painted the cabinet with about 3 good coats with drying time between the coats.
In the mean time Charlie flipped all the boards and I started painting the other sides.
I was determined to get a coat of paint on everything before cleaning out the paint sprayer so I enlisted Charlie’s help to finish up.
Unfortunately the sprayer’s output began to diminish and it started to drip. So we both decided to start again this morning.
We brought the cabinet inside and covered up the boards with drop cloths. When I took the sprayer apart to clean it, the tiny filter inside was totally blocked up with little bits of paint.
Do you stay on schedule or utilize bursts of energy?