4 Perfect Uses of Canvas Tarps in Spring

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With spring in full swing, it’s around that time of year when we start to bring out our canvas tarps and think about all the things we can start to get done in warmer weather and spend more time outside. While months of snowfall through winter prevent any possibility of taking on projects like repainting outdoor furniture or taking care of those plants that’ve been neglected for some time, the coming of spring means we can finally get around to tackling this projects without weather being an issue.

Tarps can be extremely useful when we’re thinking about the projects we need to get through in April or May. If you have a heavy duty tarp on hand, it becomes easier to tackle difficult tasks where things need to be protected or kept covered.

At White Duck Outdoors, we sell a range of tarpaulin covers, which include heavy duty canvas tarps, canvas rip stop tarps and poly tarps. The difference between these tarps is in material selection and weight, and they tend to differ in how you use them.

Keep yourself protected from the sun

A tarp cover can be extremely useful for protecting yourself from the sun and blocking harmful UV-rays. When spring weather starts to settle in, we let kids out more often to play or spend time in the pool, and we may also want to plan picnics or simply hang out and read in the warmer weather.

In this case, a poly tarp does a great job at acting as a sun shade. You can place it over outdoor furniture, picnic tables, play areas or sandboxes while you spend time outdoors. This way, you don’t have to rely entirely on sunscreen and can instead be sure that the sun’s rays are being kept away.

Protect shrubbery while pressure washing driveways or decks

You can use a waterproof tarp to protect your plants, garden area or shrubs when pressure washing your decks, driveways, sliding or patios. Over the winter, it’s possible that these areas get dirty from snowfall and slush, so spring is when you might decide to pressure wash these areas and get them looking fresh.

When pressure washing, you may mix in some cleaning detergents as you hose down your outside areas. These cleaning agents, like bleach, can be harmful to any plants you have around and can cause irreparable damage. For this reason, you’ll want to use a large tarp to cover all plants and garden you have that are at risk of getting sprayed by the power washing process.

Once you’ve done all your cleaning and your deck, driveway or other outdoor area has completely dried out, you can remove the plastic tarp (or other material you chose) and put it away, since the job is now done!

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Use a canvas tarp as a cover for outdoor DIY projects

With warmer weather, you’re probably thinking about tackling those outdoor and DIY projects that’ve been on the back burner throughout winter. This could include repainting your decks, painting outdoor furniture or waterproofing playground equipment.

A canvas tarp is great for this because of how heavy duty it is, and you can be sure that anything you have nearby or under your furniture or other equipment will be well protected.

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Keep your pool covered with the right tarpaulin

As the snow melts and you start to spend time outside, you’ve also probably decided to fill the pool up again. That said, you don’t want to spend time before each swim removing any debris or insects from the pool water before diving in.

This is where a tarp cover comes in. Depending on the dimensions of your pool, you can find a variety of tarp sizes and pick the one that suits you best. You can set the tarp over the pool when it’s not in use, and remove it and hang it to dry prior to your swim.

This is a great way to ensure animals, insects, bugs, plants and debris don’t get into the pool.

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Canvas tarps from White Duck Outdoors

At White Duck, we have several different kinds of tarps for sale for a variety of indoor and outdoor uses. These include a canvas tarp, rip stop tarp and poly tarp in different colors and sizes, so you can find the one that works best for your needs.

If you’re not sure what tarp makes the most sense for you, you can chat with us on the website or send us an email at sales@whiteduckoutdoors.com.