Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Happy Monday morning to you! How did you do on your projects last week? Well, I certainly hope yours went better than mine. 🙁
I was moving right along, getting little projects done, doing paint touch ups, and feeling quite good about my progress. Then tragedy struck.
I decided that while I had the paint out that I used to paint my cabinets (that I had used week before last to paint the trim along the ceiling), now would be a good time to also do some touch ups on my cabinets.
Well, this is what I ended up with…
My cabinets are painted in oil-based paint in a satin finish, so the whole first day I thought it was shiny simply because it wasn’t dry yet. (Oil-based paint takes a LOT longer than latex paint to dry.) So my heart sank when I got up the next morning, went into my kitchen, and saw these super shiny streaks all over my cabinets.
Isn’t that awful?!
I have no idea why this happened. I only have one gallon of this paint, and I only ever bought satin finish, but this is clearly glossy! I know that oil-based paint yellows over time, so I knew that I was taking a chance on it being a slightly different color out of the can compared to what’s been on my cabinets for two years now, but I’ve never heard of paint changing sheens in the can over time!
And of course, I wanted to touch up every single little place that needed a touch up, so these super shiny places are all over my upper cabinets now. I think I only have three upper cabinet doors that were spared.
So disappointing. I was bee bopping along, making progress on my projects, and now I’m adding to my “to do” list. Such a bummer.
Have you ever experienced paint changing sheen in the can like this? Or have you heard of it? I guess I’m off to buy a new gallon of paint today, and I think you can guess what my project will be this week.
So how about you? What project did you get done that’s been hanging over your head for a long time? Feel free to leave a link in the comments below to your pictures/post! I’d definitely love to see your progress!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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