What I mean is this, if you have the right tools and the room to do what you need to do, accomplishing your goal is doable. In addition to tools and space, you need time.
I marvel at turn-a-rounds on the "extreme makeover" home show; that's a flawless orchestration of many, many moving parts. My projects are always delayed by a child's athletic event, a meeting or someone else's emergency, real or perceived.
Getting back to my project, any "re-finish" requires preparation or removal of the old finish; read "blood, sweat and tears", I usually experience all of the above while purchasing my supplies. There's only one way to do it, you've got to make a mess. Whether you abrade the surface or use a caustic chemical, it's going to be messy.
So often in leadership, we look "right past" this step because our focus is fixed upon our goal. After all, we've been living with the shortcoming, deficiency, or other failure in the organization for some time; we forget that most people are unaware of the problem. Worse yet, we are very, very likely to have not taken the time to explain the problem or to explain why the fix is needed right away. Others often misunderstand our focus, passion and exuberance. Let's be honest; most do not see the shortcoming; the situation has probably "been that way" for a long, long time.
In these days of reflection, I am reminded of the importance of taking time to be thorough, explaining the problem, revealing how it conflicts with our values, and how the proposed solution will be helpful, even if it is not well received by some.