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user-6998382 | Posted in Fabric Guidance on

HI, I DO NEED to find lightweight thin plastic fabric again, I just use it around the house. If I do anything like fabric painting it protects furniture from paint. I had very thin black bargain plastic fabric, bought online, it wore out too easily . Got any recommendations as to where I would go online? Thanks!


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    blbirdsong | | #1

    if you are looking for plastic to protect your furniture from paint, try the painters' dropcloths found at the big box home improvement stores (i.e., Lowes, Home Depot, etc.)

    1. user-7502693 | | #2

      thank you.

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    [email protected] | | #3

    I collect used but clean plastic tablecloths from banquets or events. Then I use them as drop cloths for my projects. They are the right size for a table and, best of all, FREE!

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  4. chsewer | | #5

    You can buy different gauges of vinyl from Vogue Fabrics by the yard.

  5. zasdera | | #6

    Does regular cellophane suit you? Or construction envelope? I'm not sure I named it correctly, but I think you can guess. I think this is the easiest option. You can go to any hardware store and ask, they will definitely offer you something. I don't do fabric painting, but I have two kids and that explains it all. Sometimes I let them have a local color festival right in the yard, and then my new garden furniture is perfectly protected by cellophane from any paint hits. You can take any footage, you will measure exactly as much as you need. But I would advise you to take more, such a supply will definitely not be superfluous.

  6. doreet | | #7

    Thanks for all the help; those are very helpful and I didn't think of those especially the plastic tablecloth, too. Great!! And Oregon has had a real rainy season, for once, I want to put those you mentioned on a type of moving furniture. --We have to take different equipment out,even computers to be repaired, and we don't want it wet. The hardest to find amazingly was "vinyl for sewing." /thanks for the vogue mention.

    While searching for "vinyl or marine fabric",there was a strange WHOLESALE FABRIC STORE ONLINE!!huge. IT WAS FANTASTIC!! Even some of the most expensive silk,down to cheaper scarf silk fabric. However the prices were kind of stiff.No wonder,some of the stuff you never find any where else.(If i don't remember the name,ill go back and find it and comment it here.)It even had silk fabric for ministers or priests with crosses on,.--bUT, YES,i WAS OVERWHELMED BY IT, i'll go find it again,They claim to have some designers shop there for fabric for their creations. First time I ever saw CLERICAL FABRIC!! thanks, everyone those replies were very helpful! ;)

  7. doreet | | #8

    thanks, everyone those replies were very helpful! ;)

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