One word of advice from a true blue knucklehead. Don't try to start painting your house after working several 12's (nights) because family is coming for Thanksgiving and you want your house PERFECT for them. At least drink a cup of java first.
I got up yesterday after just 3 hours sleep, bleary eyed, to get started. Put down the drop sheets, mixed the paint thoroughly, dragged the ladder inside, put a newspaper on top of the ladder to maintain neatness. (big mistake) I was starting to edge the dining room so I poured paint into a plastic container for easier handling. I put the container on top of the ladder for easy access while edging by the ceiling. Well, I didn't place it squarely, the newspaper made it hard to see.....the bowl tipped over and when I tried to grab it I actually HIT it and rose-mauve colored paint went flying all over....dripping down the wall, off the ladder, off the windows sill, dripping off the wooden window blinds!!!! A big puddle on the drop cloth...whew! Not on the carpet! Until....the St Bernard walked over to investigate the comotion STEPPED into the paint and then ran all over the house when I hollered at him!!!!
My Gawd....took me 11/2 hrs to clean up the mess!! Got the edging done then went back to bed........
Too bad THAT wasn't just a dream....grrrrr