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A polyethylene tarp, a poly tarp for short, takes strands of polyethylene and weaves them together to form the tarp material. Poly tarps are one of the most versatile for year-round use, but you do need to consider a few … []

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Natural muslin is a 100% cotton fabric that’s available in two weights. Medium is a good choice for budget-friendly home décor, but heavyweight is more durable and long-lasting. Why is muslin such a great choice for creative home décor projects? … []

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If you’ve ever watched a meteorologist on a televised weather forecast, you’ve seen a green screen in action. What is a green screen? It’s a green backdrop that allows photographers and videographers to change the background during post-production. It’s a … []

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Water damage is a leading cause of cargo loss during transportation. This water damage can be from rain and snow, but it can also happen with humidity, condensation within a container, and seawater spray. Contamination damage from wildfire ashes and … []

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Adding color, texture, and cohesiveness to your home can turn it from being a place you live to a place you can’t wait to return home to. If you’re not excited to return home after running errands or working all … []

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Before you can understand how to clean and maintain canvas fabrics, it’s helpful to know what canvas is. It’s a heavy-duty fabric that’s usually made of cotton with a plain weave. It can be left in its natural state for … []

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Throughout the world, most people toss out or give away furniture that is worn out, but is this the best option? An average of 5.25 billion trees are estimated to be chopped down each year, and 37% of those trees … []

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Tarpaulins, or tarps for short, have a long history, dating back as early as the 1600s when sailors would coat fabric with tar to provide a waterproof covering while sleeping or to cover and protect items from the water.  Plastic … []

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Tarps are useful for indoor and outdoor use. Most people think of them as a covering to keep items dry and protect them from ice, rain, and snow, but they’re good for more than that. One of the handiest features … []

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Rows of plants covered in tarps

Written by: Brad Mangurten |

When you think about a tarp, you might think of the multi-purpose blue tarp that’s often sold in discount stores. The reality is there are more than a dozen different types of tarp materials, and their thickness is a key … []

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