Protecting surfaces when painting in living area
I have decided to get back into painting after a hiatus. We moved into a new to us home since I've last painted. We redid the entire house so it is all new surfaces (floors, walls, doors, etc.). Contemporary finishes...almost all white.
I primarily use watercolors and would like to try acrylics so hazards aren't an issue. The issue is how to protect all these new surfaces from paint spatter, etc. I'm not a wild painter but just a flick of the wrist can send spatters flying.
The only place I can paint where that won't be a concern would be my (unfinished) laundry room but space is tight there and since it's in the basement, I'm afraid out of sight will be out of mind. I do have a spare bedroom I can set up in but once again, it's brand new hardwood, white walls, white trim, etc.
I thought of buying cheap clear shower curtains or something and hanging them with command strips. I thought of trying to get ahold of large pieces of cardboard (like the size a door comes in) and using it like a screen behind the easel....then I figured that all the creative folks here might have had the same dilemma so I'd ask here.....