11.08.2013

I've failed.

Have you ever had a ginormous fail that wasn't redeemable, that cost alot of money and has brought you to tears?

 No?

 Well I have.

 This Envirotex Lite. UGH. It did me in. It got the best of me. It ruined me.

 I've cried, screamed, stewed, stomped, and cried some more. I am so upset about it. Mainly because of the effort I put into making this thing work. ALLLLL week long.

It all started with me being tired Tuesday morning and buying the satin polycrylic instead of the clear gloss. Tuesday night, I kept painting coat after coat going, "Why isn't this stuff shining up?!?!?" Only to realize it was satin. Duh.

Then I got the bright idea, how about I give it a GLOSSY bar top finish?! So I invested in 2 boxes of envirotex lite. The countertop tutorials made it seem easy enough! 

So Wednesday morning, I went at it. And it looked like crap. So I thought, ok, I need to do another coat after 24 hours. Thursday morning, went to Michael's AGAIN, got another box and applied it. STILL looked like crap and I ran out. So I ran to Michael's for the THIRD TIME in 24 hours and bought ANOTHER box, and applied it this morning. And guess what?!?!?!

 It STILL looks like crap.

I'm trying to muster up the good attitude that says, "Hey, everyone makes mistakes. It was an oops..let's move on." But right now, I can't.

 I'm still ticked. So I'll come back and read this in a few months and hopefully laugh at how mad I was.

In the meantime, I'm going to buy a strong solvent and grind this crap off with a putty knife. And start ALLLLLL over again. With a GLOSS polycrylic this time.

Word of advice--if you're not comfortable with the idea of working with this stuff, DON'T. I don't know if it's just me or what, but this stuff is HARD to work with! If you've had success with using stuff like this, especially on countertops, way to go. I envy you. But I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever touch this stuff again.


Happy Friday, friends.

1 comment:

  1. This was hard to read - could totally tell how mad you were! So..! Since it's a few months later, is it funny?? :-) I don't know what Envirotex is, but I'm off to look it up NOW (and know better than to think I can do it, no matter how badly I may want to after looking into it!).

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