Posted: 19/08/2013 at 08:27
Talking of paint "tan" I once put permanganate of potash in a new pool to neutralise the lime, etc before planting. As always, I am a silly billy. I stirred the water and realised it stained my hands but, thinking it was easily washed off, I applied it to be face and pretended to an assembled "audience" that I was a black and white minstrel. Great, great fun.......until,I realised it would not wash off. Face and hands turned black, purple brown and I had important stuff to do later. Took about a week before the "tan" wore off. Ah! Memories.
Sunny and warm here after some rain last night.