DIY Carpet Repair Tips

DIY Carpet Repair Tips Franklin TNCarpet repair can sometimes look like a very difficult task to undertake. This article will give you pointers to repair your carpet using very simple steps.Materials needed

  • Masking tape
  • Single-sided carpet tape
  • Carpet

Tools needed

  • Marker
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors

Step 1: Find a remnant piece of the carpetUsing remnants that were left during installation of the carpet will help the repair the damage to the carpet with very minimal or no evidence. If you can’t locate the remnants, you can cut a piece of carpeting from a place where it won’t be noticed such as the back of your closet.Step 2: Trim the repair pieceYou can use an empty can or container which has a comparable size to the damaged area to make an impression on the repair piece. Once the impression is made, use a sharp utility knife to cut around the outline.Step 3: Mark the nap’s directionYou should use marked tape to clearly indicate the direction of the nap of the carpet on the repair piece and that of the area near the damaged part of the carpet.Step 4: Outline the damaged areaUse the same can or container you used to outline the repair piece to outline the damaged area.Step 5: Remove the damaged carpetCarefully cut around the outline using a sharp utility knife. You should ensure you keep the cut-out section as small as possible but that it still has space to insert the carpet tape.Step 6: Insert the carpet tapeYou should ensure that the length of the carpet tape is larger than the diameter of the cut-out area to ensure that it doesn’t get its way out of the opening. Use a single-sided tape is the best to use in such a repair case. You should place the tape carefully in the cut-out area then flatten it until it firmly sticks to the carpet backing around the opening’s perimeter. Work very carefully as the tape is really sticky and can give you hard time if you are not cautious.Step 7: Insert the replacement pieceEnsure that the arrow on the repair piece is facing the same direction as that of the arrow on the cut-out area when placing the repair piece in the opening. Press the repair piece firmly into the cut-out area and apply extra pressure around the edges as you work the fibres into the surround carpet area.Step 8: trim longer fibresAfter all the work is done, trim any fibres which are not even with the rest of the carpet. This helps to blend the repaired area with the rest of the carpet.