Repair Cigarette Burns on Carpet

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Introduction: Repair Cigarette Burns on Carpet

Over the years I have forked out money to carpet cleaners to repair carpet burns. Until lately when I watched one guy do it and learned there super money making trick. Forget paying carpet cleaners or carpet repair men 45 bucks a burn. You can achieve the exact same result for free with simple tools that everyone has laying around there home!!!!

Step 1: Get Your Materials Out and Ready

Get your trusty pair of scissors out and cut the piece of ash or melted piece of carpet plastic out and plug in your glue gun

Step 2: Cut Up Some Carpet Strands

Go into a closet or a part of your room thats not a heavy traffic area eg. behind bed, closets and corners of the room and find a strand of carpet thats sticking out, grab it and pull it until its about a foot in length then cut it at the base. Then cut the strands every time the ripple goes up or down and make a generous pile.

Step 3: Make the First Layer

Apply a SMALL amount of hot glue to the carpet and add a about half of your pile to the glue and press it down with the handles of a larger pair of scissors. Give it a minute to dry and lightly pull the excess carpet strands off

Step 4: Final Layer

Add a EXTREMLY SMALL dabb of hot glue to the surface of the burn and rub it around then add the rest of your pile again pressing it down with scissors, give it a couple minutes to cool down. Now take your trusty scissors and cut some of the final layer off to make the surface even. YOUR DONE!!!! The second image is the final product its a little shaggy in the top right corner... but its a lot better than before!!!

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    I have been using this method for almost 20 years, it works, yes it is not perfect, yes with bare feet you will feel a stiffness in the area, but you won't have a glaring black burn mark, that shows on any size or color carpet, it works on throw rugs and runners too. Many things other than cigarettes, cigars, pipes or bong explosions can make burn-type holes in your carpet. Match head flies off while lighting the fireplace, fire in fireplace "spits" before you close it, burning candle falls to floor. If your family "lives" in their home instead of keeping like a museum, things happen. I like this post.

    nice.. the carpet layer you watched do this is did not do a very good job I am sorry. If I did this as a repair I would be ashamed of myself. You are gluing on top of the burn and stuffing carpet fibers into the hot glue which would result in a hard mess that would fail after 2 vacuums. The burn needs to be punched out or cut out and a new piece the same size hot glued in. Even this would sort of stand out and not last all that long. This procedure cant be done on some carpets like plush pile and others. Also Im going out on a limb to say that your last close up photo is most definitely not the burn because they are full loops and not cut ones like your previous photo...

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    Your right. This is a quick fix that lazy carpeters use. I've seen it done the way you're talking about

    if you don't smoke, you don't need any advise on this, go your way, fix something else

    if you don't smoke, you don't need any advise on this, go your way, fix something else

    Ever dropped a soldering iron?

    Yup. I managed to catch it too. Unfortunately i caufgt the tip - Ouch! LOL

    i did that too. it was red hot went strait through my hand u could see it on the other side had to get surgery but all thats left now is a tiny scar lol

    Try having a brick on the edge of a campfire start popping like it was popcorn and sending out searing hot shards at your cheap polyester trousers.... :S They're quite sacred now, seeing how they're now holey... :P

    Haha. I hate my carpet. I'm ready to rip it out soon and replace it with bamboo.

    Once I left my soldering iron on the lid of a metal trash bin and forgot to unplug it. When I came back there was a huge black hole...

    I did that once. Have the scar on my leg to prove it. Plus the one on the carpet.

    im gonna be that guy but as for smoking and carpet burns......that carpet is ugly. (thought I was gonna say dont smoke didnt ya) exactly.. cept I was dumb enough to set down a freshly used heat gun onto my leg not thinking oh wait the air heated the metal and set it down and scarred my leg

    i have, but it landed on a pair of shorts and burned a nice hole in them

    This was really great method.I m myself a carpet cleaning professional and this was really unique to me.Now i can give these tips to my customers :)

    Hmmmm. Interesting. Might save my rent deposit.There ia an actual video online that shows you hpw to do it. Thanks!

    Just saved me some money and some time in the dog house. Well done sir!