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Tarps Flashback on Thursdays

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Every Thursday people post flashback pictures on social media.  Tarps Plus is now posting flashback pictures of the way people used tarps in the past.  A lot can be learned how tarps were used throughout the decades and even centuries. Below are some examples of flashback pictures:

A group of people camping out with a tarp in the 1950s.
A family on a fishing trip with a tarp in the late 1940s Tarps being used during the renaissance era. A modern sil-nylon camouflage tarp setup on a camping site.
The first thing we notice in a flashback pictorial is, tarps in the past were made with simple materials.  Mid 20th century tarps were mostly made before poly tarps; made in the 1960s.  The tarps used during the Renaissance era were mostly hemp.  Modern tarps are now made with advanced materials.  The camo tarp above is made with sil-nylon, a materiel that  enables waterproof protection, shade and very light weight for easy transport.

Stay tuned for more flashback posts from Tarps Plus to lea…

How To Make a Halloween Banner Out of a Tarp

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So Halloween is coming up and you want to make an inexpensive banner for your business, friends etc.  Below is a simple step by step guide on how to make a simple banner for Halloween by using tarps.


Get two polyethylene tarps... One black and one orange.  Both of these tarps can be found at Tarps Plus.  Here is the link for both tarps: Silver/Black Tarps and Orange Poly Tarps.  The tarp banner can be any size you like.  To cover a garage door like the picture attached here the tarp should be a 6'x20' tarp.Use the black side of the silver/black poly tarp as your background.Take the orange poly tarp and stencil out a Jack-O' Lantern.Cut the Jack-O'Lantern outline carefully with a scissors and the fine edges with a box cutter. Take double sides duct tape or tarp tape and place it on the back side of the orange tarp Jack-O'Lantern cut out.Place the cut out on the black tarp and press firmly so the orange tarp cut out adheres to the black tarp background. Take the tarp…

Great uses for tarps for this summer 2019.

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Terps have so many applications but there are some important things to consider during summer time.
Here are five creative ways to use tarps the summer:
Slip and slide: get some soap and water and you’re in business. A great way to stay cool and have fun this summer.Forts and mazes: you can build a fort for your child. Emergency blankets: Cover yourself from rain and stay dry when blankets are not available. Poncho: cut a hole in the tarp and use it as a poncho when a waterproof jacket is not available… This can come in handy right after hurricane relief circumstances. Hammock: tie a heavy-duty tarp to trees we have the proper hardware and you have a sturdy hammock.  Simple plastic tarps have so many applications and uses these are just a few that can come in handy this summer.

The Custom Tarps Solution

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When it comes to tarps, one size does not fit all.  Many people that use tarps require a custom tarp solution for the application they are using.  Many tarp companies offer custom made tarps but run into quality issues.  There are several major factors to consider when order custom tarps.  Below are key points to know when ordering custom tarps:


Choose a tarp company that has been in the tarp business for at least 10 to 12 years.  Many things can go wrong in the fabricating process and it is essential to have a reputable company that has been making tarps for a long time.  Many companies say they have been in business for years but that is simply not the case in many cases.  When it comes to making the choice for this investment, spend an extra minute and see how long the company's website has been around.  Companies like www.tarpsplus.com have been around since 1999; those are the kind of companies you want to make your custom tarps for you. Explain your application to the sales …

Tarps In 2019

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Some trends will be changing in the tarp industry for 2019 and consumers will benefit to know these changes. Uses and applications for tarps expand each year for many reasons as well as tarps due to the changing of our atmosphere.  Climate change is real and can effect the weather.  Below are some key points on how tarps will be in demand for 2019:


Storms, hurricanes, floods and fires have increased significantly for the past 20 years.  2018 saw massive hurricanes, storms and fires.  Having tarps on hand is essential for after the storm in the event of a roof getting torn off or covering property from ash due to massive fires in the area.  Fire retardant tarps have been in high demand in 2018 and will see an increase for 2019.Colder and longer winters.  Covering property in harsher and longer winters will be a trend that will continue and poly tarps are always the more economical way to cover things up in the outdoors.Innovation.  Innovative ideas for products and uses requiring tarps…

The Need For Heavy Duty Tarps During Fall

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It's starting to get colder and the leaves are starting to fall.  The elements will start to challenge home owner and businesses.  The uses for heavy duty tarps will be in higher demand for weather protection.  Below are the essential reasons of why heavy duty tarps are in high demand for Fall:


Many people store things outside and the heavy duty poly tarps provide great 100% waterproof protectionCanopy replacement tarps are needed to replace the old tarps on top of canopies and the heavy duty tarps are needed to last the elements.Heavy duty lief tarps are needed to drag and remove debris like leaves, wood and trash.
For more information about heavy duty tarps, go to: https://www.tarpsplus.com/heavy-duty-poly-tarps.html or call: 1-800-838-3057

Poly Tarps vs Canvas Tarps

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Many new tarp owners use tarps for the wrong application and find themselves with a defective piece of material.  The applications for poly tarps and canvas tarps range widely so here are the key points to remember for each type of tarp.











Below are the key points for each type of tarp.

Canvas Tarps:

Thick material Semi absorbentAbrasion resistant Not waterproofNot mildew resistant Not Flexible in freezing temperatures  Poly Tarps: Dense yet still lightUV Resistant 100% waterproofNot a abrasion resistant as the canvasMildew resistantStill flexible in freezing temperatures  The type of applications for each tarp:
Canvas Tarps: Dragging heavy debrisAbsorbing/catching paintDecorative  Poly Tarps: Canopy top Sun ProtectionRoof coverage rain protectionWater retention  The above are just a few application for canvas tarps and poly tarps but there are countless of uses.