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a sheet of cloth, paper, plastic, or the like laid over furniture and floors for protection while a room is being painted or laid over shrubbery while the exterior of a house is being painted.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Protect the ground from paint drips by placing a
or cardboard on the ground under the surface you are painting.
Place tools, equipment and materials needed onto
Additional sampling techniques will include
, sweeping and visual counts of insects on specific plant parts.
Then put up a tall canvas or
on the side that would have the tall buildings.
When painting decks or superstructure, paint cans shall be placed in a drip pan on top of a
on floor up to baseboard at area to be cleaned.
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