This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape. All opinions are 100% mine.

My wife and kids have been having their own week away on a road trip to the coast. I was so looking forward to it. I had so many big plans.

I was going to clear out the queue of blog ideas and scraps of posts I had sitting around.

I was going to overhaul my office, and get things tidy. I was going to go through all the boys’ toys in their rooms and playroom and weed out things they don’t play with.

I was going to clean out my closets and dressers. I was going to finally tackle a stack of paperwork. I was going to paint the basement.

I was going to get in some evening games of golf and poker.

I was going to get so many things done that needed to be done and I was going to get so many things done that I wanted to do. Free from distractions, I was going to be a machine.

I wasn’t.

As my week alone draws to a close I’ve accomplished only a few things from the list. I played golf. I ate a lot of sushi. I binged an entire season of Prison Break that had been sitting on the PVR since spring. I know that wasn’t on the list. But I did it.

I had bold plans for this week.

I thought it was going to be an amazing week, instead I got lost in my own thoughts. I had all these things to do, and yet I got bored. Without the frenetic energy of family around, I found it easy to fall into the couch, and the big screen, and the remote.

The biggest project I accomplished was taping out the basement. We haven’t painted it since we moved in nearly 8 years ago, and it’s been on the list for a while. It was supposed to be a surprise while my wife was away, but I only got half finished – I got the taping done.

I grabbed a stack of Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape. I’ve used it for years – because I can’t cut in. My wife thinks she can, the drop of blue paint on the ceiling of Zacharie’s room disagrees.

So when it comes to big painting jobs, I lay out the drop cloths, I tape all the walls, and corners, and I make sure that if I make a mistake,  Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tapePainter’s Mate catches my drips.  Painter’s Mate is all you need for your prep. It’s a versatile painter’s tape that can be used on a variety of surfaces including painted drywall, wood, metal, glass, windows and trim.

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This is wetting our feet into home renovation projects. This spring we have plans to haul out the kitchen, do a new tile job, and all the things. Planning for that, I also scooped some Painter’s Mate® Double Sided Poly-Hanging Tape. It’s a new product in Painter’s Mate product line that is an all-in-one double-sided tape solution for hanging poly-sheeting that is cost – and time – efficient. It’s perfect for when poly-sheeting is needed to prep for tasks including painting, sanding, cleaning or remodeling. In other words: my life next spring.

It took me a few hours, but I blasted the tunes, had some soccer and baseball games on the big tv, poured out one of my growlers, and got to work.

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That’s the kind of wife and kids are away for a week work that made me proud.

I think it looks pretty good, and while I didn’t get all the painting job, I did the hardest part – the prep. Next week, I’m away with the kids for my own week long road trip. Maybe she can get the painting done and surprise me!

UPDATE: It happened! 🙂

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This post is sponsored by Painter’s Mate Green

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Painter’s Mate Green offers quality painting tools at a good value, and give great results protecting surfaces like counter tops, walls, ceilings & other surfaces when painting cabinets.

It protects the inside of cabinets when only painting the outside color and protects surfaces from over spray when painting with a sprayer instead of a roller

Painter’s Mate Double-Sided Poly-Hanging Tape is great for sealing off doorways with plastic or poly-sheeting to help contain sanding or dust from remodeling and painting projects


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