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
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