Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Bodacious Paint Fume High And Headache


On the overnight, I managed to get two coats of paint on most of our soon-to-be Bodacious Biscuit Love Bin. Today I painted the inside and bottom. However, the second coat will have to wait until this evening. I'm making a mental note to never stick your head in a large wood bin, for any length of time, while painting without proper ventilation.

Paint fume high and headache. And I'm now craving fried clam strips and baklava. Coincidence? I think not. 

To better understand this dilemma, let me explain our in-home, what we call, jet stream. If we put a fan in the kitchen window blowing out and open the home office window (and bedroom), it creates a jet stream within our home. Fresh air circulates throughout our home.

I use this jet stream when cooking stinky foods like onions, seafood, or hard boiled eggs. I also use it for when I have dork moments and burn popcorn. It eliminates these unwanted odors within minutes.

On the overnight, I used the jet stream to eliminate the paint fumes.

Today, when applying the first coat to the inside and bottom of our soon-to-be Bodacious Biscuit Love bin, I didn't have the jet stream going. It was hot outside. I had the air conditioners running.

Big. Huge. Mistake. 

The paint fumes made my head all fuzzy and I got a headache.

I took some Advil.

Painting will resume on the overnight.

Sigh.

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