Has one irremovable stain or a small hole in your carpet been annoying you for too long not to do something about it right now?
Well, you don’t have to stand it anymore. You may surely fix the look of your damaged carpet by patching the spot you need to repair.
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But, you may attempt fixing a hole in your carpet or replace a small discolored/stained spot on your own.
If you’re feeling confident, follow this carpet patching guide to eliminate that unfortunate hole in your carpet flooring.
Things you’ll need for a carpet hole repair
- a piece of matching carpeting for a patch
- ruler/tape measure
- carpet adhesive or double-sided carpet tape
- carpet seam roller
Note: you may also go to the store and purchase a carpet hole repair kit, that will include pretty much everything you need to fix a hole in your carpet floors (apart from the actual patch replacement, of course).
Steps to patch a hole in your carpet
- The first thing you need to do is to measure the hole.
Just grab a piece of chalk and use a ruler to outline a square (or a rectangle, or a circle) shape around it. Or, use tape to outline that shape right on the carpet.
- The hardest part of this DIY is to find a patch that would match your existing carpet.
If you have an extra piece from the time the carpet was installed, that is just amazing.
If you’re not that lucky and you can’t even find a piece of carpeting of the necessary shade and texture at the store, you’ll need to sacrifice a piece of carpeting from your closet or from under the couches or shelving units.
Basically, from somewhere you won’t be able to notice the loss.
- Make sure that the piece of carpeting you’re going to fix the hole/stain with will fit into the pattern of the damaged area of your carpet.
- Grab your utility knife to cut out the damaged area. Make sure to follow the outlines as precisely as you can to end up with sharp lines.
That will make patch fitting much easier.
- Turn your carpet cutout to make its bottom side face up, lay it onto the new piece of carpeting and cut out the patch along the old carpet piece’s sides.
Or, draw the patch’s outlines on the fixing piece and cut following the pre-drawn shape. Double-check your measurements to cut out a patch of a decent size.
Do use a cutting board or some sort of protective underlayment that will prevent your working surface from getting scratched.
- As an extra step, you may cut out a piece of thick fabric (an inch larger that the patch on all sides), lift the hole’s edges and glue it onto the main carpet as the base for the patch.
- Apply some carpet adhesive onto the patch requiring floor. If you’re using carpet tape, stick it onto the base floor as well.
- Place your patch to fill the hole the way that the patch’s fibers follow the direction of the rest carpeting fibers. Hold the patch in place for a little while.
- Seal the seams with adhesive and let it dry for as long as its directions require. It’s better to let the hole patch dry for at least 24 hours before vacuuming that area.
- Now it’s time for a couple of finishing touches, which will make our carpet hole patch more or less concealed.
If you notice any fibers that stick out too much, use scissors to trim them.
Go over the patch with your fingers and blend the patch’s fibers with the rest of the carpet.
Lastly, if you happen to have a carpet seam roller, use it to go over the patched area of your carpet to eliminate any visible seams.