Friday, April 20, 2007
I wash walls to pass the time
I read on my favorite house blog (The Devil Queen) about the importance of washing walls. I saw something at the Depot awhile ago but did not buy it. I (finally) got a haircut and my hairdresser mentioned a product called TSP. I called around and found it at ACE. This stuff is gnarly. Its a powder that gets mixed according to how bad the stains are. Its basically a prep for paint. It takes the sheen and everything else off the wall.
I figured I had some time to kill might as well wash some walls. To my surprise it took me 4 HOURS to clean our tiny little bathroom. It was so gross in there I am amazed we are not all sick. It was the most vile experience, alright second to the 1 ton of dog shit left in the back yard, we are all trying to forget that. Anyway, back to the bathroom. Now remember we have been living in this bathroom. Brushing our teeth and thinking we were getting clean. We were so wrong. I also got some grout cleaner but it didn't work. I then went back and used the mixture and poof dirty nasty black goo around the toilet, gone!
So then I did our room and the hallway. Each just as gross. I assume the PO did not know what 409 was. I also think she ate in bed. GROSS!