How Do I Repair Carpet Burns?

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Repairing carpet burns requires you to replace the piece of carpet that has been damaged. Repair carpet burns with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I'm going to talk to you about how to repair carpet burns. For this job, we will be using a carpet blade, carpet glue adhesive, and a spare piece of carpet. Also we'll be using this little piece of wood. Now, it depends on how big your burn is and that's how big a piece, something square, that you'll need to cut around the carpet with. I'll show you what I'm going to do with that here. Here we have our burn mark in our carpet. We're going to take our piece of wood, place it right over the burn mark. Then we're going to take our carpet knife cut around the burn. That way we can pull that piece out without having to replace all the carpet. So I'll press down firmly, make sure it doesn't move at all on you. And we want a nice, straight cut. Because then we're going to take this block of wood and cut our scrap piece of carpet out with it. After you've cut around all four sides you're going to remove the block and pick the piece of carpet out. And here we have our burn. We're going to discard this piece and move over to our scrap piece. So what we'll do here is we'll do the same exact thing we did on our piece of carpet. We're going to cut out a piece for a patch. So here we have our patch. What we're going to do is we're going to make sure that the grains of the carpet are running the same way. We have our patch, it fits nicely, we're going to take our glue adhesive and we're going to apply it to the sides of the patch and to the inside of the piece you cut out. We want to make sure that we hit the fibers of the carpet really well because we have just cut through some of them and if you don't get enough glue on there they'll fray in the future. So after we have it all glued we're going to take, starting on one side, and push it down into the hole and pick up in the center, fold it in half and push it down in there, and we want it just a touch tight, that way it can press against the sides and it'll look natural without having any gaps across it. So after we have our patch down in there we're going to take our carpet seaming glue and apply it on top of the seam. So now that we have the glue around we're just going to work it all in through the area. That way those fibers that we have cut through wont start a run in it. We're going to work all the fibers back down into the seam itself. A little bit like this you can go ahead and cut off. Also you're going to try to blend the seams by roughing it up a little bit. That way it covers that cut. Now the nice thing about carpet glue is it does dry clear so if it's a little bit different color don't worry, that will go away. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors and we just talked about how to repair a carpet burn. Thanks for watching, good luck with this project.

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