It is a 3-ply material: Vinyl (PVC) on the outside layers and a denier polyester scrim (mesh) sandwiched between. The mesh allows it to flex under windy conditions and reduces fraying or tearing. There is a UV layer to protect it from sun exposure too. Our strongest vinyl is 17mil thick. Compared to conventional blue tarps at just 5mil thick, our tarps are over 3 times thicker!
The most common billboard size is 14’x48’. We sometimes carry other sizes (12’x40’, 10’x30’, etc.). The billboard material comes in 3 thicknesses: 10mil, 13mil, and 17mil (1mil = 1/1000th of an inch). Common blue tarps are about 5mil thick. Please email/call to check inventory and prices on our different sizes.
The PVC material is 100% waterproof, mildew-repellent, and flame retardant. It is designed to withstand Mother Nature’s worst. Besides its thickness, the UV-protective layer gives it extra longevity. This means more years of life than conventional blue tarps bought at the hardware store. Some have used their billboard tarps for 3-5 years!
There are pockets/pipe sleeves that run along all four sides of the billboard. This allows you to run pipe, cable or rope through them for even distribution. There are small notches every few feet along the channel so you can feed a cable, rope, or pipe through. These signs do not have grommets, but you can easily add them with a kit from the hardware store. You can also use Grip-Clips, staples, or industrial clamps.
These retired billboards tarps are in great condition with normal wear expected from outdoor use. We carefully inspect every sign for significant problems, but occasionally small holes are not seen. These can easily be repaired if necessary with a scrap piece of vinyl and PVC cement glue from the hardware store. Some dirt and debris is normal and can be wiped off with soap & water. All reclaimed materials are sold "As Is" with no express or implied warranty. Please read product descriptions before purchase as all sales are final.
Yes! PVC glue works quite well if you want to join them together yourself. It is a great adhesive that will make a watertight chemical weld. This can be found at your local hardware store.
They have dozens of uses. Your creativity is the only limit! Here are some suggestions: winter covers for RV’s, boats, and 5th wheel trailers; hay and alfalfa tarps; weed barrier for landscaping; thermal and moisture barriers for gardening; pond, stream or waterfall liner; roofing underlayment (instead of tar paper); general purpose tarps for equipment, lumber or other materials; drop cloth for painting and home projects; sun shade; camping awning or rain cover; rain water capture; giant slip and slide; weed suppressor; or make your own huge sign! Have a great repurpose idea for these reclaimed vinyl billboards? Share it HERE.
Our Repurpose Lab is located at 36 WEST FAYETTE AVE, UNIT 1, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101 (970 South, between Main and West Temple). We are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm.
We prefer cash but also accept debit/check cards, and all major credit cards. Please call about discounts on volume purchases and to ensure inventory. Local sales tax will be applied.
When ordering small quantities you can choose a specific backside color – white or black. For larger quantities, we will try to accommodate your request; however you will most likely get some of each color. We DO NOT track what advertisement is printed on them and do not unfold them to find a particular ad. The printed side is required to be non-visible once installed.
STRONGER – up to 3x thicker than regular tarps (17mil vs. 5mil)
LONGER-LASTING – Blue tarps disintegrate in the sun and weather within a year. Billboards are made to withstand the elements for years.
BETTER VALUE – You could pay more for a weaker, smaller, thinner, and less durable material, but why would you?
MORE USES – These can be cut to the size you need without compromising their strength or function. Try that with a store bought tarp and you’ll wish you’d bought from us!
HELP THE ENVIRONMENT – This material would otherwise go to the landfill. You help keep our planet greener and prevent one more tarp from being made unnecessarily. Reduce, reuse, repurpose!
We are always looking for new, unique, and different materials to reclaim and repurpose from industrial, manufacturing, and commercial businesses. Whether they are used, spent, expired, mistakes, obsolete, byproducts, excess, overstock, trash, factory seconds, blemished, scrap, returns, end of life, cancelled orders, or otherwise unwanted, contact us today to find out what landfill alternatives are available to you!