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How to Protect Your Home During a Remodel

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Trimaco Jobsite Protection

How to Protect Your Home During a Remodel

May 29, 2018

It’s typical to focus on the “after” of a remodel—the finished space, exactly outfitted to your specifications—and forget about the decidedly unglamorous parts of the construction process. Trimaco does focus on that part and offers a comprehensive collection of made-in-the-USA products designed to protect your home’s surfaces and minimize dust during a remodel. Here’s a look at their offerings:

Trimaco’s 100 percent recycled FloorShell construction board is ideal for protecting floors during a remodel. Its heavy-duty construction can withstand the weight of a forklift and protects floors from marks and spills.
Above: Trimaco’s 100 percent recycled FloorShell construction board is ideal for protecting floors during a remodel. Its heavy-duty construction can withstand the weight of a forklift and protects floors from marks and spills.

Trimaco has been in business since 1906, supplying building protection tools for both commercial jobs and personal projects. The company is based in Morrisville, North Carolina, and makes all of its products in manufacturing plants throughout the US. To find a retailer near you, visit Trimaco’s Where to Buy page.

FloorShell can be used to protect floors from paint splashes and overspray. Its scored edge is specifically designed to protect baseboards.
Above: FloorShell can be used to protect floors from paint splashes and overspray. Its scored edge is specifically designed to protect baseboards.
Appliance install in a kitchen with FloorShell protection on floors and X-Paper on the soapstone countertops. X-Paper is 1½ times thicker than standard contractor’s paper.
Above: Appliance install in a kitchen with FloorShell protection on floors and X-Paper on the soapstone countertops. X-Paper is 1½ times thicker than standard contractor’s paper.

Trimaco makes an extensive line of surface protection products designed to protect floors and countertops from dust, spills, impact, and general wear during a remodel. Trimaco surface protection is suitable for use on all kinds of floors and counters. Several products, X-Paper included, are also breathable—which means that recently finished surfaces can continue to cure while covered.

Trimaco’s X-Board is 2½ times thicker than standard builder’s paper and protects against paint, mud, water, and other liquid spills while remaining breathable enough for floors that are still curing.
Above: Trimaco’s X-Board is 2½ times thicker than standard builder’s paper and protects against paint, mud, water, and other liquid spills while remaining breathable enough for floors that are still curing.
For ultimate protection, Trimaco’s SuperTuff surface protector has the added benefit of impact resistance, plus its nonslip backing eliminates the need to tape seams. SuperTuff is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and is reusable.
Above: For ultimate protection, Trimaco’s SuperTuff surface protector has the added benefit of impact resistance, plus its nonslip backing eliminates the need to tape seams. SuperTuff is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and is reusable.

Trimaco’s Stay Put Canvas Dropcloths use three-layer construction for improved leak and slip-resistance. The company’s nonslip technology, called “Stay Put,” keeps the dropcloth in place, even on stairs.

Trimaco’s Stay Put Canvas Dropcloths have three layers: a layer of absorbent canvas, a leak-resistant plastic layer, and a nonslip backing that makes the dropcloth 300 percent more slip-resistant than standard eight-ounce canvas.
Above: Trimaco’s Stay Put Canvas Dropcloths have three layers: a layer of absorbent canvas, a leak-resistant plastic layer, and a nonslip backing that makes the dropcloth 300 percent more slip-resistant than standard eight-ounce canvas.

If construction dust is a concern during your remodel (it will be if you’re doing any construction, demolition, or drywall sanding), a dust containment system is imperative to protect your furniture, rugs, and floors. For these situations, Trimaco makes easy-to-use Dust Containment Poles that turn plastic sheeting into instant dust containment barriers.

For dust containment, Trimaco’s EZ Up Dust Containment Poles work with plastic sheeting to create a dust barrier. Creating the barrier can be a one-person job: Simply clip the plastic sheeting to the pole and adjust to your ceiling height, then lock the pole in place. The poles reach a height of 12 feet, which makes them suitable for multiple ceiling heights.
Above: For dust containment, Trimaco’s EZ Up Dust Containment Poles work with plastic sheeting to create a dust barrier. Creating the barrier can be a one-person job: Simply clip the plastic sheeting to the pole and adjust to your ceiling height, then lock the pole in place. The poles reach a height of 12 feet, which makes them suitable for multiple ceiling heights.

In addition to surface protection, Trimaco makes other remodeling necessities, including Painter’s Tape, Seam Tape, Rags, and Protective Wear.

For painting projects, Trimaco makes “Cling Cover” plastic sheeting that self-adheres and clings to almost any surface. The film is treated with a formula that attracts paint overspray and can withstand multiple uses.
Above: For painting projects, Trimaco makes “Cling Cover” plastic sheeting that self-adheres and clings to almost any surface. The film is treated with a formula that attracts paint overspray and can withstand multiple uses.

If you’re embarking on (or in the midst of) a remodel, be sure to check out Trimaco’s line of surface protection. The company even has a YouTube channel full of instructional videos with helpful tips about using each product.

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