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When done correctly, this repair eradicates the damaged area with minimal or no evidence. Remnants from the installation of the carpet make the job a little easier. If no remnants can be found cut a small portion of carpet from the back of a closet or other out-of-the-way space to provide a repair piece.
Position an empty can (or other container of comparable size) on the nap side of the repair piece and press down firmly, allowing the rim to make a clear impression. Then cut around the outline using a sharp utility knife.
Use tape marked with an arrow to indicate the direction of the carpet's nap on the repair piece. Then use another length of marked tape to identify the direction of the nap near the damaged area of the carpet.
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