HB42 CoverLay Review – floor protector

HB42 CoverLay Review – Floor Protector

By Mike Cupit


HB42 CoverLay is a floor protector which you can use as an alternative to the usual dust sheets or Roll & Stroll when decorating a room. It is bought by the roll and consists of a fleece fibre type material on one side, and a plastic liner on the other.


I’m a painter and decorator and most of my work consists of occupied houses (domestics). However, I do tend to spray parts of almost every job I carry out (usually the ceiling and woodwork). I was using Roll & Stroll with dust sheets over the top to protect every floor, but it wasn’t ideal. I find it takes quite a long time to put Roll & Stroll down in a whole room. Then my dust sheets slide all over the place whilst I’m working.


Introducing HB42 CoverLay


I’ve been using HB42 CoverLay for a while now, and it is a much better alternative. It is easy to cut and takes a lot less time to put down than Roll & Stroll. Just roll as many lengths as you need to cover the floor, then tape the lengths together. CoverLay seems to cling to the floor too, which means I’m not kicking it around while I’m painting.

I have never had an issue with paint seeping through CoverLay, even when I’ve had the occasional spillage. Another quality of CoverLay is the fleece seems to absorb paint straight away. You really notice it when you’re walking in and out of the room. You don’t need to worry about walking wet paint from the CoverLay and through the rest of the house.


HB42 CoverLay is a little pricey, but it is also reusable. I don’t even remove the masking tape. I just fold everything up in one piece at the end of the job, then fold it out again on the next, adjusting the cuts to fit the next room. It’s so much easier than the rigmarole I was going through with Roll & Stroll!! I get 3 or 4 uses out of my CoverLay, then bin it and open a new roll.


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