Drop Cloth Buying Guide

Drop Cloth - Largest Selection of Professional Drop Cloths

Drop Cloths Buying Guide

  1. Drop Cloth Q&A
  2. Drop Cloth Comparison Chart
  3. Drop Cloth Selections

Use Butyl Drop Cloth For Superior Leak Resistance

Uncoated natural cotton canvas drop cloth has superior absorbency. However, even the heaviest canvas drop cloth is not leak proof. Inexperienced DIY painters are much more prone to paint spills and splashes. To prevent damages from paint spills or splashes, please consider using a butyl drop cloth or DuPont Sontara Drop Cloth, since they are much more leak resistant. A butyl drop cloth or DuPont Sontara drop cloth can be reused many times and can save money over time. For leak resistance, a painter can also use a heavy duty tarp, such as heavy duty brown silver heavy duty tarp or white heavy duty tarp.

Canvas Drop Cloth - Professional Painters' #1 Choice

Canvas drop cloth is popular with professional painters because canvas drop cloths are more pliable and more versatile. Canvas drop cloth can be reused and painters save money over a long time.

Warning: WARNING: Canvas Drop Cloth is NOT Leak Proof

Even the heaviest canvas drop cloth is not leak proof or spill proof. Paint spills and splashes will soak through canvas drop cloth. Inexperienced DIY home project painters are more likely to have paint spills and splashes than professional painters. For the most leak resistant protection, please use a coated drop cloth, such as butyl drop cloth or a white heavy duty tarp.

How to put down coated drop cloth?

When putting down a coated drop cloth, such as a butyl drop cloth, always try to put the coated side down to maximize drop cloth absorbency and leak resistance. Additionally, coated side is often more slip resistant than uncoated side and helps drop cloth to stay in place.

Warning: WARNING: All drop cloth have seams.

All MyTarp.com drop cloths have seams and they are NOT seamless. MyTarp.com does NOT sell seamless drop cloth.

Can I use a drop cloth as photography background?

Drop cloth is made for painters protection of painting job sites. Drop cloth is NOT photography grade muslin fabric and is not recommended as photography background.

Can I use drop cloth for projection screens or movie screens?

Drop cloth is made for painters protection of painting job sites and not made for projection screens or movie screens. Warning: Drop cloth is NOT recommended for projection screens or movie screens.

Can I use drop cloth to make shirts, pants, sofa covers, drapery curtains?

Drop cloth is made for painters protection of painting job sites. Drop cloth is NOT garment grade and does not have garment grade finishes. Warning: Drop cloth is not recommended to make shirts, pants, sofa covers or drapery curtains. Please visit professional garment fabric stores for your garment, apparel and sewing needs.

How fast do drop cloth orders leave MyTarp.com warehouse?

At MyTarp.com, most drop cloth orders leaves warehouse within 1 - 2 business days after orders are received. Large bulk orders usually take a few days extra. Custom drop cloths are made to order and usually take longer to ship out. Please call for lead time.

Drop Cloth Questions?

Need help choosing a drop cloth? Please call MyTarp.com at 404-551-4347 to ask your drop cloth questions. We will be glad to help you select the right drop cloth for your job.

MyTarp.com Drop Cloth Comparison Chart

Drop Cloth Coated? Absorbency Leak Resistance Special Features
12 oz Canvas Drop Cloth Uncoated 5 star 3 star Heaviest canvas drop cloth.
10 oz Canvas Drop Cloth Uncoated 4 star 3 star Heavier canvas
8 oz Canvas Drop Cloth Uncoated 3 star 3 star Most popular
6 oz Canvas Drop Cloth Uncoated 3 star 2 star Least expensive
Butyl Drop Cloth Butyl Coated 3 star 5 star Super leak resistant Made in USA
Poly Back Canvas Drop Cloth Poly Laminated 2 star 5 star Leak resistant
DuPont Sontara Drop Cloths Coated 2 star 5 star Leak resistant. Solvent resistant. Super tough. Made in USA
Custom Canvas Drop Cloth 10 oz Uncoated 4 star 3 star Custom size drop cloth available. Made in USA

Creative Uses of Drop Cloths

Are you artistic and creative? There are some creative use of cotton canvas drop cloths. Here, Martha Stewart Living used Sigman Canvas Drop Cloth with Poly Backing to create a classic outdoor shower curtain.