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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    BillH225
    BillH225

    Reply 10 months ago

    If you find one, let me know. I've been doing it for forty years.

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    BillH225
    BillH225

    Tip 10 months ago

    I believe you will find that using a good waterproof wood glue or even Elmer's Glue-all will me more durable. They are more flexible. I've been doing this for forty years.

    I do recommend practicing on a scrap or in your closet the first time.

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    rbdooty
    rbdooty

    3 years ago

    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.

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    lickapop
    lickapop

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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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    SarahC182
    SarahC182

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    wagnic
    wagnic

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    wagnic
    wagnic

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    DavidRobertson
    DavidRobertson

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    silencekilla
    silencekilla

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    twocvbloke
    twocvbloke

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    SinAmos
    SinAmos

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Davidl3
    Davidl3

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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...

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    xenor
    xenor

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    R4Man18
    R4Man18

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    pmac93
    pmac93

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Dave max
    Dave max

    5 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)