1. Try not to spill an entire can of paint.
This may be followed closely by:
‘How not to renovate – Mom tip number 1’
(said in an English accent):
1. You must make sure the lid is on. Why wasn’t the lid on? Paint is expensive.
(And why were you shaking a can of paint? That was rather stupid. Don’t shake cans of paint.)
As illustrated above, yes, paint goes everywhere (thank god we hadn’t done the floors yet), and if you are unfortunate enough to have Sam nearby with a camera, he will feel that laughing hysterically and photographing your misfortune is far more fun than actually helping.