So, I hired a 17 yr old teenager to paint my fence posts starting back in early April. I have H braces at each corner and then wood posts about every 8 t-posts on 10 acres. I'm normally able to keep up with keeping them painted but have gotten behind on maintenance projects like this.
Anyhow, she's about 75% done. She has another PT job and comes when she isn't working the other job and of course good weather days. Yesterday, I was on a conference call with a client out of NY and she comes in the house and quietly says my name down the hall. I didn't hear her at first with being on the call, but eventually got up to see what was up. I couldn't really understand what happened except she said she spilled some paint. So, I finished up my NY call and we went out to the garage where I had all the paint supplies. There was paint on the garage floor, on the work bench, on the door and door frame going out to the back door, on the steps going out the door, on the patio bricks, and splatters on lots of other things in the path.
So, I instantly got the hose and started trying to spray things down. Fortunately, it is water based paint but it was still a HUGE mess to clean up. She apologized and I know it wasn't intentional, but I'm still in shock how she managed to spill so much paint everywhere. I guess she tripped, I still don't know the full story as I just went into clean up mode before things started drying. She said something about being in a hurry as she is supposed to be at her other job right then. So, I just told her to go and I would clean it up.
I wish I would have taken pics before I started the clean up. I think I got everything but it took a couple of hours. Accidents happen, but wow.....