Drop Cloths and Tarps

If you ever knock over an entire can of paint, you’ll be glad you took the time to secure a drop cloth.

  • Using drop cloths and tarps is essential to protect your valuables and home furnishings.
  • Drop cloths and tarps are made from different materials, meaning some are better suited for specific tasks than others.
  • Some are disposable, making them ideal for quick, one-shot projects, while others last for years with proper care.
  • Outdoor jobs require a stronger, heavier material to keep them in position against wind and other environmental elements.
  • Some of the most common material types are canvas, plastic, paper and a paper/poly combination.


In addition to protecting your home during paint jobs, sheeting and tarps can protect compromised roofs, lawn and garden equipment, and outdoor furniture.

  • Extra-heavy plastic sheeting can be used to protect boats, trailers, and for a variety of landscaping and construction applications.
  • Mesh tarps can be used in situations to provide equal amounts of shade and airflow when waterproofing isn’t a concern.
  • Tarps can keep things dry, such as firewood stored outdoors, or in an emergency to create a canopy during inclement weather.
  • Drop cloths can also be used to help you haul away leaves and grass clippings from your yard.


Customer Questions and Answers

Question: Which is better for painting a drop cloth or a tarp?

Answer: Both can be used for painting however drop cloths are usually preferred because they are more absorbent than tarps and made from fabric which is easier to contour and position. For outdoor painting tarps may be better because they are waterproof and can be tied down more easily.


Buying Guides

See our buying guides below for more helpful information regarding our Drop Cloths and Tarps to help you in purchasing the Cloths and Tarps that best meet your needs:


Buying guide for canvas drop cloth

Are Tarps Waterproof? Exploring the Uses and Features of Various Tarps


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