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There are two good reasons for making your tarp last. First, it helps you save money. If you’re not buying new tarps multiple times per year, you save money. Second, tarps are not recyclable. When your tarp’s lifespan is used up, you have to toss the tarp in the trash. Very few areas have programs […]

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Drop cloths keep paint splatters off furnishings and floors. Don’t start a painting job without first protecting the items in your home or business. When you shop for drop cloths at Chicago Canvas & Supply, you benefit from a great range of fabrics and colors. Plus, we offer bulk pricing to help you save money. […]

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When you need a material that blocks out light, duvetyne is perfect. It’s the material you often see in theaters that forms the background at the back of the stage. It’s also the material that forms a stage’s skirting. It’s used as a backdrop in photo studios. This fabric does block light, but it also […]

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Construction projects get messy. Dust is just part of it. Paint, grout, joint compound, and stain often splatter. You don’t want those substances getting onto new flooring. You also don’t want to spend hours having to clean up construction dust and debris. That’s just one reason you need to have tarps on hand. A sudden […]

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Duvetyne. What do you know about this popular fabric? Merriam-Webster defines duvetyne as a “velvety” and “smooth” fabric. Its sheen is defined as “lustrous.” Typically, this fabric is a cotton or wool twill that is smooth on one side and velvety on the other. It is commonly used in movies and theater because it does […]

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Seven out of 10 Americans admit they spring clean each year. What are the top reasons for a yearly deep clean? Sixty percent of people admit they do it to really clean their home. After that, decluttering, reducing common allergens, and killing viruses and other germs are the top reasons. When it comes to spring […]

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals estimated that there were more than 1.5 million aboveground and inground pools in the United States during 2013. A pool is a long-term investment that provides all ages with exercise, family time, and respite from the heat. To make sure this is an investment that lasts, a pool […]

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A tarp’s lifespan should be a main consideration when choosing the right tarp for your needs. You could be spending hundreds of dollars. For that kind of money, you want years of use. Here’s a general guide that can help answer “how long do canvas tarps last.” Tarp Materials and Uses Different tarps have different […]

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According to Consumer Reports, a rigid truck cover, such as a Tonneau cover, ranges in price from a couple hundred dollars for a basic model to well over $1,500 for one that is electric. That’s before installation costs are even added. Sure, they keep items in your truck bed dry and secure, but does the […]

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After a lot of use, your tarp is worn, faded, or damaged. You need to dispose of it. You wonder can you recycle a tarp? You may end up having to find your city or town’s recycling guide for a firm answer. Each city or town is a little different. A great resource for finding […]

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