This past weekend I built myself a new platform bed. I was so high on my success at making a sturdy bed frame, that I decided to give my old nemesis Minwax a try so the trim would be all nice and pretty. I have a History with Minwax, and all stains really, that makes “nemesis” a suitable descriptor for our relationship. (For more about why I hate staining things, check out pileofmonkeys’ “DIY Can FOAD.”) This time, against all expectation, it seems to be going well.
Still, whenever I see a Minwax commercial on the television, I want to yell at the happy staining people. IT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY. You don’t wave your magic paintbrush over a piece of furniture and have it miraculously turn into something pretty and smooth and evenly colored.
It seems like lots of commercials intentionally give people unrealistic expectations of how easy and/or effective their products are. Are there any that make you angry enough to yell at the screen?