Alternative Uses For Marine Grade Canvas

There are some common uses for marine grade canvas like boat tops and covers, but there are many alternative uses that use this tough and durable material that you might not have considered. The material stands up to harsh weather conditions and comes in many sizes and colors, making it easy to work with. Here are a few things you might not have considered using marine canvas for.

Signs and Banners

Marine canvas is ideal for signs and large exterior banners for a business. The material is so durable that it can hang outside in the sun or rain from long periods of time and still look great day after day. The material can be screen printed with a logo, a business or event name, or both and used to market your business, a special sale, or a large event that is coming up. You can choose the color and size of the material for your banner or sign and display it on the front of a building for a few weeks or a few months.

Custom Sun Shades or Tents

When you need a custom tent or sunshade to protect you from the heat, marine canvas makes a grade starting material. It is resistant to fading in the sun, making it a good choice for this application. Once the tent or sunshade is complete, you can use it over and over again and it will still look great. And if it starts raining while your sunshade is set up, it will make a great place to stay dry. Just be sure to let it dry completely before folding up and storing the canvas to be sure you don't have mold or mildew on the canvas when you unfold it the next time you want to use it.

Working With Marine Canvas

Marine canvas is heavy material, but it can be cut to the size you need and with the right sewing machine, it can be sewn to create your top or tent. Because the material is not something that most people have the tools to work with, you will most likely need to work with a commercial seamstress or company that has the equipment to do the work properly. You can also purchase some of these products already to be used, saving a lot of time. If you need a canvas sign to advertise your business, you can order the color and size you need and have them print your message on it for you.

Contact a company like Pacific Boat Tops & Upholstery Inc. to learn more about working with this type of material.