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How to Patch Damaged Carpeting

Learn how to patch and repair a section of damaged carpeting.
Excerpted from Do It Yourself Home Improvement

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Here's How To Do It:

Aside from using cleaners, damage to carpet can be hard to remedy. But specks of paint can be removed with a utility knife, and a small area of damage can be replaced with a patch, if you have offcuts of the carpet.

Cut a Piece of Carpet

Cut a patch of carpet to a size that is larger than the area that needs to be repaired.

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Cut a Patch

Find a metal lid or other circular object, slightly larger than the repair area. Cut around it, down through the patch and the carpet below.

Lay offcut and lid over damage and cut through both layers

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Replace the Damaged Carpet

Remove the cut circle of damaged carpet, and replace it with the circle of new carpet. You may wish to use spray adhesive.

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