Before carrying out any decorating work make sure you're prepared by covering your furniture and floors with dust sheets. This will help to protect them from dust and paint. Dustsheets are available in a variety of sizes. Cotton twill are typically made from a single woven sheet with no joins and fully hemmed edges, highly absorbent but washable. Polythene are waterproof, allowing them to be wiped down and come as disposable or reuseable. Whereas, Poly-Backed sheets are hard wearing, durable and tear resistant with a water-resistant layer.