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Carpet Repair Tips for Burnt Carpetby HomeRepairExpert.com
With the right repair, burnt carpet can look seamless again.
Bad luck or a home mishap may lead to a burnt carpet in your home or office. While damage is frustrating, repairing your carpet is possible. Assuming the burnt area is not too large, this is even a project that can be tackled by an intrepid do-it-yourself worker.
Repairing Slight BurnsDrastic action isn't needed for very small areas of burnt carpet. Simply trimming the burnt tips and using liquid detergent to clean the area may hide the damage so that more intensive repair isn't necessary.
Repairing a Small AreaIf trimming and cleaning isn't enough, small burnt areas may require little effort to patch with a handy trick. Attach a pair of panty hose with a rubber band over the nozzle of a handheld vacuum. Use the vacuum wand to clean an intact area of carpet. Fibers will collect on the pantyhose, which can be glued over the hole as a makeshift patch.
Repairing Larger BurnsIt helps to have some remnant carpet on-hand or a sample of the same color and texture as the original carpet that can be used as a patch. Other necessary equipment includes double-sided carpet tape, scissors and a sharp utility knife to remove the damaged area. Cut a patch from the remnant carpet slightly larger in size than the burnt area you're trying to fill. Use the utility knife to remove the damaged patch of carpet from the floor, and using the double-sided carpet tape, insert the patch over the damaged area. If you have seam adhesive, applying it to your patch will help ensure that the fibers do not unravel.
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