Definition of painting cloth in US English:

painting cloth

noun

  • 1Obsolete rare= painted cloth.

  • 2A piece of cloth designed or prepared for an artist to paint on.

  • 3A large piece of cloth used as a protective covering for furniture, etc., while a room is being painted.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Francis Kirkman (1632–c1680), bookseller and writer.