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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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What is Muslin Fabric? - Fabric Guide - Textile Source

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Muslin fabric has long been a fabric of choice due to its multiple uses. Muslin is a lightweight, woven, (highly) breathable cotton fabric. It is not as coarse or as heavy as a canvas fabric, for example, although it does come in a wide range of weights (delicate to coarse) . It comes in a […]

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Using drop cloths for painting is a seamless way to cover up furniture and belongings that you do not want to be ruined or contaminated with paint or any products you are using for your project. Drop cloths come in all kinds of sizes, patterns even, quality, and price ranges. You can purchase them in […]

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There is always a choice when it comes to artistic expression, and the products we use can really define our work. Now, there are many different surfaces and products that are used to paint on. Among these are paper, cardboard, wood, glass, metal, and even silk. Canvas, (generally referred to as a fabric that’s being […]

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