Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It’s time for fall cleanup. There’s a limited number of weekends before bitter cold temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall. By getting a head start on fall cleanup chores, you avoid a last-minute rush to get things done. As you clean your yard and put away summer furniture and toys, why not use […]

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Why by a tarp online when you can drive to a big box store and purchase a discount tarp locally? Most will tell you it’s convenient to go to a local store and bring it home. Are you getting the best deal, however? There are several reasons you should save yourself the trip and shop […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It’s time for fall cleanup. There’s a limited number of weekends before bitter cold temperatures hit and the snow starts to fall. By getting a head start on fall cleanup chores, you avoid a last-minute rush to get things done. As you clean your yard and put away summer furniture and toys, why not use […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

It may still seem like summer with heat and humidity impacting many areas, but winter is coming. It’s time to think about how you’ll be storing your patio furniture, outdoor pool, shrubs, and other summer items. It’s also time to think about creating walls on a covered deck or porch to extend the use and […]

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Backdrops are designed to catch the eye or mask things you don’t want the audience to see. Students may be painting the backdrops to create scenery and add to the story. Other backdrops block out the people and equipment that are waiting backstage. With hot theater lighting, safety measures should have you thinking about backdrops […]

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Tarps. You probably know what they are, but how did they get their name? “Tarps” is short for tarpaulins. The name dates back centuries and has strong ties in the merchant marines and sailors of Britain. The sea can be a brutal place. Gales, crashing waves, and the work on ships/boats get the deck soaking […]

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Increasing attention to the dangers of toxins in plastics has people worried. You’ve probably heard a lot about toxins that leached into foods from plastic containers that are made with PET, polyethylene, PVC, or styrene. Some like DEHP are carcinogens and increase the cancer risk. Some can impede how well the immune system works and […]

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Whether you’re setting up a new studio or need to replace your backdrops, duvetyne is a fabric that’s been used in theaters for decades. It’s just as helpful in photography work. Have you discovered the reasons many photographers are turning to duvetyne for photography jobs? So much goes into the right photography backdrop. Of course, […]

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In the spring and summer months, the only way to lower your risk of sun cancer and sunburn is by limiting your time in the sun. Sunscreen, when used correctly, reduces the damage that UVA and UVB rays cause. Even with sunscreen, you have to limit the amount of time you’re in direct sunlight. Did […]

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Written by: Brad Mangurten |

Summer is here. To stay cool on hot days, many kids head for the nearest pool, lake, river, or pond. There’s an easier way to stay cool. A backyard slip and slide pairs a waterproof vinyl tarp with flowing water to create a water slide you can set up anywhere. You could head to the […]

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