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Can You Hot Glue Damaged Carpet

Can You Hot Glue Damaged Carpet?

Have you noticed parts of your carpet fraying? That is probably not the look you are going for in your home. Not only is fraying carpet an eyesore, but it is also a tripping hazard. Fraying carpet occurs when the fibers on the edge of the carpet become unbonded and loose. When you first notice this, it is important to act fast before the problem gets worse.

Glue Can Help

One way to fix fraying carpet is to use glue. But you need to use the right kind of glue for the best results. Do not use any type of non-water-based glue, because water could make it come undone in the future. A hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks are ideal for this purpose.

How to Glue It

The best way to achieve optimal adhesion and a beautiful final look for your carpet is to clean it first. Collect any loose fibers from the carpet pile and get rid of them. Vacuum the area well. Then, use a carpet cleaner to clear away any dirt. Make sure the carpet is fully dry before you continue. You can then use a hot glue gun to glue the fibers into place. Work quickly and use your fingers to help guide the pile to where it needs to be. Let the glue dry fully before you move on.

What to Do When Glue Is Not Enough

So yes, you can use hot glue to fix small areas of carpet that are frayed. This is a budget friendly way to fix carpet without having to replace it. If, however, the carpet damage in question is spread over a large surface area or particularly far gone, you can call Carpet Stretch and Rescue for help. We can stretch out carpet buckles and patch burns and stains so that your carpet looks good as new. Give us a call for a free quote!

By Carpet Stretch and Rescue 4-6-2022

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