July 26, 2018
We all dread when home improvement projects have come to an end, but cleaning up is the next step. Brushes are one thing, but clean a drop cloth? Yuck! Often oversized and made of different materials, it’s tempting to do a quick rinse or shake and be done with it.
That’s a good way to increase your supply budget and decrease the reusability of your cloths.
Often a simple shake-out is good for a cotton canvas drop cloth, but if your cloth is coated with drywall dust or wood shavings or something similar, give it a shake and throw it in the washing machine (by itself!). Machine wash warm, tumble dry low.
With a backing that’s 31 percent more slip-resistant than a traditional plastic drop cloth, Trimaco’s Stay Put® Vinyl Dropcloth is easy to clean; the Stay Put® technology will help keep it flat while you wipe away paint spills. Simply spray with a multi-purpose cleaner and wipe clean with the Leak Resistant One Tuff® Wiper. These absorb stains and paint splatters like a sponge without leaving lint behind.
Standing up to heavy duty traffic and long jobs, consider Trimaco’s Eliminator® or Rubber-Duckie® Dropcloths. A lighter weight butyl like the Rubber-Duckie drop cloth can be machine washed in cold water and line dried.
For a heavier duty butyl drop cloth like the Eliminator, clean with One Tuff® Durable Absorbent Wiper Cloths. Engineered with a tough patented fiber, Sontara®, these wipers have a competitive edge. A special process spins the fibers together, creating Trimaco’s most durable wiper yet.
Often a simple, through rinse will clean these covers. Trimaco has a Polypropylene Toilet Cover that is held in place with elastic, so treating spots with cleaning products is a cinch!
The most economical type of paint drop cloths, Trimaco offers coverings in different weights and sizes; cutting to size is also easy. For a little more durability, consider the SuperTuff® Paper/Poly Dropcloth. Use with the poly side down and the paper side up. Depending on the amount of clean-up needed, these are often best to toss and replace.
For additional product details on painter’s drop cloths, carpet shield, or floor protectors, check out Trimaco’s catalog here.