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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
• 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

 
 

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