Carpet gives a touch of elegance to our home and provides us with warmth and comfort. Moreover, it also improves the quality of air by trapping dust and allergens. But the carpet in our house is susceptible to different types of damage like patches, burns, cuts, and wear and tear.
But replacing the whole carpet because of such damage is not a good idea. Fortunately, you can repair a carpet by patching on your own, with the help of some tools and patience. Here in this blog, we will discuss How to repair a carpet with carpet patching?
But before we start, you should use the tools mentioned in this blog. The use of the wrong tools can cause significant damage to your carpet.
Required Tools and Material
- Piece of matching donor carpet
- Piece of matching donor carpet pad
- Carpet seam tape
- Cushion back cutter
- Star seam roller
- Comb or natural-bristle brush
How to Repair a Carpet With Carpet Patching
↣ Mark the Damaged Section
As a first step, mark the carpet area to be repaired using a screwdriver. Put the sharp end of the screwdriver into the carpet fibers, and then property start separating the carpet fibers in a straight line. Use the ruler for marking straight lines. Mark the area in a square shape. You can also mark the other shapes, but the square shape is the easiest to fix.
↣ Cut Out the Damaged Section
Now you need to cut the damaged section that you marked using a cushion back cutter. Use the ruler to cut in a proper shape. Make sure not to cut the carpet fibers; cut the backing only. After cutting, carefully remove the damaged carpet piece and check for the padding. If the carpet padding is in good condition, leave it as it is. Otherwise, you will need to cut out the carpet padding too.
↣ Cut The Donor Carpet & Padding
Now lay the damaged carpet piece that you just cut on the donor carpet and trace the damaged carpet using the screwdriver. Now cut out the donor carpet as accurately as possible using the cushion back cutter. And similar to the previous step, don’t cut the fibers. If required, cut the donor carpet padding by following the same procedure we used for cutting the donor carpet.
↣ Apply Carpet Tape
Now put the new carpet padding in its place and check whether the donor carpet piece fits correctly or not. Make sure there are no gaps. And the piece fits perfectly. Carefully trim the donor piece using scissors if it is slightly big. Once done, cut the four strips of carpet tape matching the size of the hole. Now peel off the and slide each piece adhesive-side up, halfway under each edge.
↣ Install the Donor Piece
Now carefully place the piece of donor carpet into the hole and press firmly around all the sides so that carpet adheres to the tape properly. Blend the carpet fibers using a star wheel carpet roller. And gently brush the carpet fibers using a comb or a natural fiber brush. Make sure not to pull any carpet fiber. And congrats! It’s done.
Professional Carpet Repairing
Now you must have come to know how to repair a carpet with carpet patching. It might seem an easy task, but it can take time. And a small mistake can create a big mess. Hiring a professional will make your job easy as they have the right tools and knowledge to fix this problem.
We at Hi-Tech Steamers provide professional carpet repair in San Jose CA and nearby locations. We are a team of skilled and highly experienced professionals who can restore your carpets to their original condition.