Cover up your floors and furniture
If you’re unable to remove your furniture or other items from the space you’re about to paint, cover them with plastic, an old bed sheet or even a shower curtain.
Try to use thicker materials to minimise tearing and secure the sheet with tape.
It’s also a good idea to cover the floors, particularly carpet, and tape up your skirting boards, window/doorframes and power sockets. Make sure to remove the tape carefully and immediately after you have painted.