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#278443 16-Oct-2020 14:33
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As per title, is one better than the other? 

 

I have to do a second coat on a small section of interior wall AFTER having fresh carpet laid (big brain moment, I know, but time was not on my side).


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  #2586303 16-Oct-2020 14:43
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I think canvas ones are more resilient to things like ladder feet etc,

 

But intact plastic guarantees no seep through, but the trade off is possible holes...

 

Either way tape the sheet down to keep it from moving out from the wall...


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  #2586305 16-Oct-2020 14:45
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I've found plastic no good as the paint takes longer to dry than a sheet and you end up making a hell of a mess walking around on it.


 
 
 
 


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  #2586316 16-Oct-2020 15:06
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I agree that canvas is better. Some canvas sheets are plastic backed, they're best but so long as you don't kick the paint pot over, canvas is fine.

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  #2586318 16-Oct-2020 15:09
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Thanks for the feedback guys, looks like canvas might be the way to go. Good tip regarding taping down as well.

 

Bunnings has some plastic backed ones, so might be the best of both then?

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/paint-partner-canvas-drop-with-pe-back-2-6-x-3-6m_p1660308 

 

https://www.bunnings.co.nz/haydn-3-7-x-2-7m-heavy-duty-drop-cloth_p0297332 

 

Either way, Plan A is not to spill too much paint in the first place, but professional painters have nothing to fear from my skills...


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  #2586320 16-Oct-2020 15:25
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I use old furniture removal blankets as they are very absorbent


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  #2586381 16-Oct-2020 16:16
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The Wagner ones at Bunnings are good , or if really worried get some carpet film just don’t leave down too long

https://www.tradextra.co.nz/product/carpet-protection-film/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlIDR3pK47AIVWamWCh3aLg0QEAQYBCABEgKPOfD_BwE


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  #2586389 16-Oct-2020 16:51
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Heavy plastic is fine but most of the "drop cloth" ones are really lightweight and flap around or stick to your feet as you walk.

Canvas is great for drips and spatters but you need to clean up any big spills really fast before it seems through.

 
 
 
 


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  #2586404 16-Oct-2020 18:13
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Cheap blue poly tarps from The Warehouse. Stronger than thin plastic and have holes for tying down.

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  #2586413 16-Oct-2020 19:03
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Neither is really "better"

 

If you want something for the long haul a good quality canvas drop cloth is great but also not that cheap. If it's use once then in the bin buy a cheap disposable plastic one.


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  #2586417 16-Oct-2020 19:11
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We used the heavier duty plastic from Resene when painting our house. No issues at all with some basic care, and at 10% the cost of canvas. We taped it to the skirting using masking tape. Just gave it a good shake outside before moving to the next room.




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  #2586423 16-Oct-2020 19:48
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Dude if I recall you aren’t far from me, I’ve got some older thermal backed curtains that I used at my old place if you want to borrow them instead of paying for something. Works well as long as you don’t spill the can


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  #2586424 16-Oct-2020 19:52
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I just used a gladwrap type plastic roll that was adhesive on the carpet side so didn't move or anything.

 

Would 100% use again. Got it as a left over so not sure on cost or where to buy from. but if its new carpet id use this over a drop sheet as it doesnt move when you walk on it etc. you also cant trip on it  





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  #2586425 16-Oct-2020 19:53
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Instead of tape Bunnings also sells some plastic edging in the painting section that is easy to push between the skirting boards and carpet edge, easy to slide between the two To protect the carpet


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  #2586430 16-Oct-2020 20:26
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Yes i also used those, but i found them hard to use and wife compained about some paint on carpet (it was not new so i guess i took less care?





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  #2586431 16-Oct-2020 20:33
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mentalinc:

 

Yes i also used those, but i found them hard to use and wife compained about some paint on carpet (it was not new so i guess i took less care?

 

 

i used them when painting skirting boards, old curtains hard against the skirting boards and the plastic guard in the bag between and left the paint to dry overnight before removing. If OP isn’t ding skirting boards and just walls they would be easier than having to tape everything down.

 

i tried that gladwrap roll thing at one point and found when removing it pulled the carpet up a bit and stretched it, found using the old thermal backed curtains afterwards 


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