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Please Note: Chicago Canvas is in no way suggesting a homemade mask is better than a FDA approved N-95 mask or better.  Initial suggestions from the CDC suggestions any mask is better than none.  This information is meant to be used in cases where traditional masks are unavailable.   Around the country, people who can sew are […]

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You took measurements. You checked your measurements three times. You’re certain you got the right dimensions. But, the tarp’s arrived and it’s too small. It doesn’t cover the entire roof or patio you’re trying to protect. It’s too short to completely seal a door or wall opening and allows cold air or construction dust to […]

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Temporary fencing provides a level of privacy in residential and commercial settings. Whether you are trying to create a temporary fence from neighbors for a gathering or block off a construction site, Chicago Canvas & Supply has a range of tarps that will suit your needs. Many of the tarp fabrics come in colors ranging […]

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Most couples expect their wedding will cost around $16,000. Those same couples underestimate the actual cost of everything from the cost of the food to the wedding decorations and flowers. The average amount that couples spend on a wedding is in the $29,000 range. One area where you don’t have to worry about is with […]

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We know just how it feels. A storm caused heavy rain and strong winds. Inches of snow have melted quickly in the sun. You’re in your home and see water dripping from the ceiling, along a vent pipe, or down a wall. As your stomach sinks, you’re panicked. You need to stop more water from […]

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Before starting any painting job, you have to get a drop cloth down over furnishings, floors, and counters. If you don’t, you’ll spend hours cleaning up paint splatters and drips. Not only that, you protect against damage from spills if something happens and the paint container or tray is knocked over while you’re painting. How […]

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Protection from rain, snow, and ice is important. You want dry firewood for your stove or fireplace. You don’t want to go camping and end up with water coming through the roof. You need to keep your construction equipment dry. Regardless of the reason, you need a tarp that is going to do the job […]

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Tarps are used in so many situations. In winter, tarps cover outdoor pools, stacks of firewood, and patio furniture. They’re sun shades, temporary walls to cut wind or inclement weather from worksites or porches, and shelters when camping. By choosing the right tarp for the job, you get a tarp that’s going to last. What […]

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Think about the things you need from the tarps you use while camping. Your choice of tarp needs to repel water. It needs to withstand winds and the heat from a campfire or tent heater. You don’t want it ripping within months of buying it. You don’t want it growing mold or mildew when it’s […]

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Can a tarp catch on fire? The answer depends on the type of tarp. Some tarps can catch fire. Being too close to lighting or heat source is a common way for a tarp to catch. A tent that’s too close to a campfire can catch on fire if you’re not using the right type […]

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