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Repairing Small Carpet Burns


When someone is careless lighting a candle, smoking a cigarette, or using a wood-burning fireplace, accidents easily happen. These types of burns are often small, but to the proud owner of high-end carpet, their marks will always be noticed. Luckily, small burns resulting from these types of accidents are not difficult to repair.

How to Get Rid of Small Carpet Burns

There are a few simple methods to repair small burns on your carpet. We will take a look at two methods.

Method #1 for Removing Carpet Burns

For the first method, you will need the following items:

  • Sharp manicure scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Superglue or manicure glue
  • A clean, heavy object (such as a book or brick wrapped in foil)

Use the scissors to cut away all evidence of singed carpet fibers. Then, using the tweezers, carefully remove any remaining carpet fibers that look burnt or dark due to being singed by the embers.

small carpet burnOnce all signs of the burn have been removed, you will most likely have a small hole or indentation. Using a piece of leftover carpet or carpet from an area that is not in plain view, use the miniature scissors again. This time you’ll use them to trim a fair amount of small, clean carpet fibers. Cut enough fibers from the hidden area in order to completely fill in the burn area.

Then, apply a small amount of glue into the burn hole and use the tweezers to fill in the hole with the clean-cut carpeting fibers. It’s important to fill it as full as possible. Place a heavy object over the repaired area. Leave it there for 3 to 4 days. After removing the heavy object, use a clean comb to fluff the fibers. Then, vacuum to blend in the repaired spot with the rest of the carpet.

Method #2 for Removing Carpet Burns

The second method we’re going to explore is how to fix a very minor surface burn to nylon carpet using a box cutter. This involves using a gentle method. Use just a straight razor or box cutter to scrape the damaged areas of the fiber from the tufts of a very minor burn.

Looking for a Carpet Replacement?

If you are in need of a new carpet for your home or business, do not hesitate to call us today. New carpeting from Bloomsburg is beautiful and gives a luxurious feel to any room. To our team of professionals, your satisfaction is the utmost priority.

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