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drop cloth

A large sheet of cloth, paper, or plastic which is spread over a floor, furniture, etc., as a protection against paint drippings and splatter.
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It is not very expensive once the paint brushes and drop cloths are purchased.
They held the flowers vertically over the plastic drop cloth on the table, like before, so that the veining would occur.
But no drop cloths, such that the workmen in Antioch had once used, were present.
I won't use any other drop cloth now, and I've been painting for years
Comments: A drop cloth shelter is economical, versatile, lightweight, and easy to construct.
The ladder, tools and drop cloth were part of a display tied to the home equity loan promotion going on.
In a replacement situation, the entire work area should be covered with drop cloths.
It's not going to jog into place by itself, so researchers have an equally long and distinguished history of rigging drop cloths on strings to raise the curtain on the pretend threat.
I'm not entirely sure I even remember what the floor in my living room used to look like, since I can't see it for the drop cloths, spackle dust, and errant bric-a-brac that cover it.
Set up work areas by covering all working surfaces and the floor with newspaper or drop cloths.
Drop cloths and plastic sheeting are available from decorating shops.
Fiberglass drapes, with the linings removed and used elsewhere, make good drop cloths for painting, garden covers, etc.