The painter tarps absorb most paint spills and protect the floor. Our painter tarps are very thick and strong and will last job after job. In most interior projects, canvas painter tarps offer more superior protection compared with plastic tarps. Canvas painter's tarps stay put, especially on rugs or couches. The plastic tarps will slide and do well with a slippery floor. The painter tarps can be laid down and do not slide around. We recommend these tarps for both novices and paint contractors.