Thursday, June 27, 2013

How To Choose Painter Tarps

When it is time to repaint your living room, you have some choices to make. What color goes best with your fireplace, where should you buy the paint, and how much do you want to spend are just a few of the questions that arise. But the choices do not stop there. You also have some choices to make when it comes to protecting your floor and furniture from splashes, drips, and spills while doing the painting. Keep these things in mind when choosing painter tarps for your next project.
The biggest choice to make is what kind of material you need. There are really three main categories to choose from. You can go with paper, plastic, or canvas. In the realm of paper, there is also a paper/poly option. But mostly you are looking at three choices.
If you decide to use canvas, you will be able to use the material again and again in the future. It is durable and can be used outside or inside. It is tear resistant and absorbs paint so that it does not spill out when you move the tarp after the job is done. The only limiting factor with canvas is that it can be expensive.
If cost if prohibitive, you might consider canvas tarps. They are considerably less expensive. They also absorb paint so as to avoid later spills. However, paper is not suited for outside use. It cannot be used more than once. And it tears easily.
These factors may cause you to consider a third alternative. Plastic tarps, also known as plastic sheeting, combine almost all of the benefits of both worlds. They can be used inside or outside. They are very cost effective. They are tear resistant. Plastic tarps can be used multiple times.
The only drawback is that they do not absorb paint, so you must exercise great caution when moving them or you might spill your carefully collected paint on your beautiful floor. When your painting job is done, you can go on to use your plastic or canvas painter tarps for other things, rather than just storing them away. You can cover your boat or lawn mower with it to keep it dust free. Or put it over old furniture to protect them from the weather.

Important factors about painter tarps:
  1. True painter tarps do not have grommets and you can save money by purchasing the canvas tarps without them.
  2. Painter tarps should not be treated with waterproofing because they need to absorb drips of paint into the material.
  3. Most painter tarps can last for years because they are only being used for paint absorption and floor protection.
  4. Some people use poly tarps for paint production, but they are not as good a choice as the canvas grade because polyethylene cannot absorb paint or liquid.
  5. Canvas traditionally cost more than poly tarps, but canvas will last 3 times as long.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Demand For Vinyl Coated Mesh Tarps

The numerous natural disasters and calamities are driving the demand for vinyl coated mesh tarps. The vinyl coated mesh tarps are also used for a large number of other purposes. These are now increasingly used as cleanup for projects after some disaster has hit the location.
However, many people are still not aware of the benefits of these high quality products in case of handling natural emergencies. These tarps are very beneficial in case of disasters, such as hail storms, floods, or hurricanes. The increased demand has resulted in the manufacturing companies producing these in large quantities.
In several developing and under developed countries, mesh tarps are widely used as protection for temporary structures. A common and wide application for the product is its usefulness for cladding walls. In addition, these are used as temporary roof tops for homes that are destroyed during a natural disaster.
Another application of shade tarps are to provide temporary shelter to those individuals who have been dislocated during the natural calamity. Mesh tarp covers are also great for creating tents for such affected individuals. Most of the relief agencies carry these in large quantities while they work in the disaster stricken areas.
Most mesh tarpaulins are manufactured using polyethylene coating over polyester mesh fabrics. The tarp covers are very sturdy and offer tremendous flexibility. The heavy duty covers are durable and provide superior protection when compared to the regular canvas tarpaulins that are also available.
These coverings provided protection to the interiors from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. While buying shade tarps, you need to take into consideration that these are relatively more expensive than the regular canvas covers. Nonetheless, the durability and superior protection of the heavy duty vinyl coated mesh tarps makes these products cost efficient and reliable in the longer run.

Key points for final coated mesh tarps:

  1. The vinyl coated mesh tarps as opposed to the polyethylene coated will last longer, but cost a bit more.
  2. Tarps built with a vinyl coating will be able to withstand abrasions very well.
  3. Vinyl coated mesh tarps are usually knitted tighter than polyethylene and glass offer a higher percentage of shade.
  4. The applications for vinyl coated mesh tarps varies from dump truck tarps, shade covers for tents, privacy fencing and various other types of covers, where wind is needed to blow through.
  5. Mesh tarps are usually cheaper during the winter months because they are less and demand.