What would be proper grammar? "I cleaned the counters nice and good" or "I cleaned the counters nice and well"? Or is "nice and ___" slang and in itself improper? And even if it is improper, what exactly is it meaning?
Obviously the key is whether "good/well" is describing the cleaning or describing the counters.
"I cleaned the counters (to be) nice and good" "I cleaned the counters (and they are) nice and good"
"I painted the counters white" has "white" describing the counters and not the act of painting. (or does it describe the painting? I'm not sure)
"I scrubbed the counters clean" is probably a better example.