Commando and Duvetyne are economical fabrics best suited for masking applications. Generally, the term Duvetyne is used to refer to a lighter weight fabric, while commando designates a heavier weight. Both terms are largely interchangeable and neither one is specific to any particular fabric.

Duvetyne/Commando is a good choice for limited, short term use, curtains or where a more disposable type product is desired. It has good light blocking properties but is not particularly durable and is highly susceptible to water/moisture damage. All versions come in black and some versions are available in colors. For a wider color selection there is usually a minimum yardage/roll requirement.