Thought I'd stick this in off-topic as it's not all that messy a subject. Anyway - plastic sheets. I was just looking at a few on Amazon to help with cleanup, and there is a bewildering array! Some of the dust sheets look incredibly flimsy, some of the heavier gardening ones seem like absolute overkill... In short, I was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to share their experience/recommendations on this idiotically mundane subject...
(P.S. I'm in Britain, if that affects anything)((Not that you'd have guessed from my writing style at all, in any way. No sir.))
for wall coverage, flimsy is fine, just about any of them work on the walls. for floors, I get 125mu polythene by the roll from seller polyfast on ebay
ADORN gold sheets (not bronze or silver) from amazon or ebay are also really good for floors, or get a cheap paddling pool and use a bunch of towels for mucky feet. whatever best suits the amounts you are using (more than a buckets worth i'd advise a small cheap pool or the very heavy plastic propped up around the sides)
Cheap plastic shower curtains also work well, as you can put them in the washing machine afterwards and re-use them We usually put one under the paddling pool, to catch spills, and sometimes another one in the pool to line it, which means you avoid the fiddly job of cleaning it out!
and a cheap paddling pool. You can buy it on ebay (amongst other places) with lots of varying sizes and have it delivered.
You can get pretty much any dimensions you need to fit the area you need to cover. I have 3 sheets at about 8 X 4 meters. 2 cover the main part and the other i cut up into smaller pieces to cover the floor and create a pathway to the bathroom. The hook eye metal circles are really useful for tying it up to the curtain pole!
I take as much mess out of the pool as needed to pop it with a sharp knife and put in a black bag and into the bin. I put the sheeting over the washing line and hose off so it's completely clean ready to go again keeping costs down with only a new paddling pool needed each time It's probably a little more work than it needs to be but it works for me.
You just need to wash the sheeting off fairly quick as it's tougher to clean if it's dried on!