Painting your home can get messy. There’s no telling where the paint will fly. It’s always best to cover anything important, including flooring.

The easiest drop cloth to use to cover your flooring while painting is a vinyl tablecloth. Most party stores and big box stores such as Walmart and Target carry them in multiple colors. They are inexpensive, disposable, and cover a large area of flooring.

Unlike canvas drop cloths, the vinyl option does not slip around on the floor. Put the smooth side face up on carpeted floors and the smooth side face down on hard flooring for the best traction.

Because they’re disposable, you can just pick them up and throw them away when you’re finished. No need to store a big, bulky drop cloth until your next painting session. Save yourself time and money when purchasing painting supplies and opt for vinyl tablecloths instead.