- You must use a CANVAS drop cloth with no plastic liner.
- This company sells seamless painters drop cloths, which will make your project easy.
- In my home, I had multiple windows and needed to create curtains of different lengths. This brand currently sells different widths and lengths. This is VERY important since you want all your curtains to match.
If you have several windows, please be aware that this process takes time and should not be rushed.
Rushing the processing could mean you will end up with the finished drop cloth fabric not being fully conditioned. In other words, the color will be blotchy, with some areas being lighter than others.
The bleaching process not only removes the color it also softens the fabric; therefore, your farmhouse curtains will not be as flowy as they should.
For example, I found that each painter’s drop cloth needs to be submerged in a bleach mixture by itself for the bleach to soften the fabric properly.
Lastly, if you try to reuse the same bleach water for your next set of panels, the bleach mixture will weaken, and it will take twice as long. Been there, tried it, and would not recommend it.