Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by restathome Gardener's Helper!
I’m a gardener in an area where temperatures rarely dip below freezing. Many of my plants are “tropicals”, NOT frost-tolerant, and NOT in movable pots to get them out of harm’s way. Plus, not-quite-dormant (early Winter) or newly awakening perennials (late Spring) are especially sensitive. It doesn’t have to be a “hard freeze”; just cold enough for water vapor to condense on plant tissues that have been chilled to 32-degrees F. I don’t have enough sheets and blankets to do the job, and some are too heavy to use because the weight breaks boughs and shoots.
These are inexpensive (2-per pack), large-enough to cover many of the plants (individually and en masse), and easy to use.
Plastic-side UP keeps rain from ruining the drop-cloths; I let them dry, fold them up, and re-use. Paper-side DOWN keeps plants from touching “plastic” (even worse than no protection, since it can hold moisture against plant tissues and cause more serious freeze damage). The trick is to get the covers on BEFORE the temperature drops (capturing the heat) and get the edges secured (I use bricks).
Works for me!
May 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by redwitch23 Very handy
These are nice and big and easier to use than plastic. They are heavier so they stay in place when you put them down on the floor or over something you need to protect.
May 4, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nanadei Good Size
Good size. Gets the job done on coverage. If you are careful the can be re-usable.
May 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Termie High quality and great value
I recently used this drop cloth to do some indoor painting, and was very impressed with the quality of the product. I had previously tried a plastic floor protector with a tacky side, and found it very difficult to use. This product is simple, doesn't claim to stick in place, but is actually a step above most drop cloths. Because it has a plastic bottom and cloth top, it protects your floors while also being better at stopping paint runs due to its absorbancy. It's also a bit more comfortable to walk on than plastic.
You get two drop cloths in this package, which is a great value, because the truth is they are somewhat reusable. If you've spilled a lot of paint, you'll probably want to throw it out, but otherwise, the drop cloths are substantial enough that you'll probably want to fold them up and use them next time. It really doesn't feel at all like a "disposable" product, despite the very low price.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by preppygirl56 much better than a usual drop cloth
these two drop cloths are much better than any others i have ever purchased. the cloths are double thickness with a plastic back that allows for extra protection.
the backing provides a leak proof barrier. the paper top is very absorbent.
this product would be wonderful for painting, wallpaper removal and even just generic cleaning of a room.
the size is very generous and could be used in most rooms. most drop cloths are not this well made.
January 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Razor No leaks!
A great alternative to my heavy plastic tarp, these drop cloths feature a poly coating which won't let paint seep through, yet are lightweight and maneuverable like a cloth. Fairly sturdy, you can definitely get a couple uses out or them, and they stood up well to being under my ladder. Trying to remove tape from the drop cloth did leave tears however. Ultimately these are good drop cloths - worth seeking out for the poly back - nothing worse than removing a drop cloth and finding seepage!
March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bennettt No more mess
The Trimaco Super Tough double layered, absorbent paper top leak-proof paper poly drop cloth really is an asset to any painting project. Since the weather is so nasty these days, I decided to work inside and repaint my walls and ceilings. This 9 x 12 foot drop cloth has saved my furniture and floors from the paint spattering and drips. What is great is that there is no leakages to the furniture and the cleanup is super fast. I would highly recommend this product.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donluc8 9 ft x 12 ft paper and poly drop cloths (2 pack)
Great Material For Absorbing Spilled Pant. Excellent For Reusing In Painting Around House.
January 6, 2014