How to Prep a Room for Paint
Get a quality drop cloth to protect furniture and fixtures from paint splatter
In this video, get a quality drop cloth to protect furniture and fixtures from paint splatter.
TIP 1: Save furniture from paint splatter and spills by covering everything.
TIP 2: Choose a quality drop cloth. A plastic sheet is slippery underfoot. Cloth or canvas without a liner will let paint seep through. The best choice is a material cloth with a liner on one side; the cloth is a less slippery surface, and the liner will keep paint from getting to the floor.
TIP 3: Remove or tape around the decorative escutcheon on a light or doorknob, and cover the piece with a rag or a bag to protect it from paint splatter.
See the rest of the Beyond the Basics: Painting series:
• 1. How to Pick a Paint
• 2. How to Choose a Primer
• 3. How to Pick a Paintbrush
• 4. How to Choose a Roller
• 5. How to Prep a Room for Paint
• 6. How to Prep the Walls
• 7. How to Use a Brush
• 8. How to Roll Paint Onto a Wall
• 9. How to Clean a Brush
• 10. How to Clean a Roller