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Easy Tips to Patch Your Carpet

Have you notice a burn or stain in your carpet that will not come out with cleaning? If you have come to this conclusion; patching is a great solution for your problem. The steps to patching are simple, but it can take some skill. Follow along as we explain the process of carpet patching.

Repair Tools

You can find most of the tools around the house and if not they can be found at a local home improvement store or warehouse. You will need the following:

  • Straight Edge
  • Knife
  • Screw Driver
  • Scissors
  • Seam Tape
  • Glue Gun

Once you have located the tools above you are ready to start. Make sure that you have covered the entire list above so you won’t have to make multiple trips.

Getting Started

Your first step is finding matching carpet for your patch. In most cases you should have remnant left over from your carpet installer. This may have been left under your stairs or in a closet. Otherwise you can cut a piece from the closet or stretch your carpet and cut off excess carpet for advanced carpenters.

After getting your material you are ready to start repairing your carpet! Follow the steps below and you can have your carpet looking brand new.

  • First cut out the damaged section of the carpet. Run your screw drive down the middle of the yarns to spread them out before cutting. You don’t want to cut the yarns off while cutting out your patch. You should have a square hole.
  • Cutout your section of carpet from remnant.Use your straight edge to cut from the back of the remnant by cutting two sides. You will want the patch to be an inch or two bigger than the hole.
  • Fit in your patch.Fit it in place the best you can.
  • Make two slits on the other sides and line up your backing.Use your straight edge to line up the backing and then cut the edges.
  • Use your seam tape and glue gun to patch in place.Place a piece of seam tape larger than your patch under the carpet. Apply glue to the seam tape and the patch. Pat you patch down and you are finished.

You will find that there are special skills needed to perform sufficient repairs but small carpet patches can be performed by a homeowner so as long as they are careful and practice enough to get it right. If a patch is larger than a size of a hand we recommend contacting acarpet repair specialist.

5-16-2016

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