Sheet Mate Review – Fix Dust Sheets Down!

Updated Jun 16, 2024 | Posted Apr 6, 2023 | Sundries, Product Reviews | 1 comment

With the world set to come to an end in 2052 due solely to the number of Decorators who use tape and drape, plastic carpet protectors, insane amounts of masking products and disposable scuttle liners, it was nice to be sent a product to test, which has the environment in mind.

Sheet Mate has been developed to help fix dust sheets down, to the floor, overhanging kitchen units, stairs or wherever you can find a use for them!


My Sheet Mate Review


I tried them out at my parents’ house where I had the privilege of redecorating their sitting room in return for the many years of ‘digs’ money I, to this day, am still due them!!

Following the instructions on the pack, I screwed the Sheet Mates down to the floor and attached the top bracket to hold the dust-sheet in place.

This may sound extreme, but it actually worked really well.

The Sheet Mate has a handy fin on the back which acts as a spacer between the skirting and the unit and, once fixed down, there was no moving the sheet.

I effortlessly slung around my steps to cut in the ceiling without the usual ruffle or kicking back to straighten the sheets out and the Sheet Mate is compact and visible enough that there was no trip hazard or catching issues with my steps.


The instructions state that you can affix the unit to tiles and wooden flooring by using hot-gun glue (I would have no issue doing this with tiles but would be wary on wooden floors or LVT) but they also come with some handy adhesive Velcro strips which, as well as having them provided with the 2 units in the pack, can also be purchased as an add on for future use.

This method works particularly well over kitchen wall units where I was concerned about leaving screw holes!

Overall, I was very impressed with the ease of use of the Sheet Mates and on unscrewing them, there were no marks or indentations left in the carpet.

At @£6.99 per pair with the option of a Trade-Pack in the mix, I found these really worthwhile and have subsequently purchased another 4 sets.


Review Summary

Sheet Mate Review - Fix Dust Sheets Down! - Decorator's forum UK

A little plastic device used to fix dust sheets down when decorating.

Product Brand: Sheet Mate

Editor's Rating:


  • Environmentally friendly.
  • They work well.
  • Great over tiled floors and other similar surfaces.


  • Difficult to fix down over certain surfaces.
  • Sometimes you need to screw them in.

Updated Jun 16, 2024 | Posted Apr 6, 2023 | 1 comment

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.
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1 Comment

  1. Jack Wardley

    Yeah i know the amount of plastics and masking some painters use crazy ive been a painter 12 years now and used nothing but canvas sheets and bolton twill still got the same sheets from 12 years ago probably last me most of my career same with kettle’s and scuttles i splashed out on a dozen or so steel kettles scuttles each over time and still got the ones i got 12 years ago again probably last me my whole career just burn them out when there to full start again no liners or plastic which are a bugger to keep clean and won’t last.


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