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Enough paying carpet cleaners or carpet repairs. Now you can achieve the same results on your own!
I’ve always thought that repairing a burnt carpet is a job for professionals. With a smoker in the family, burn marks are everywhere -- in the car, on the sofas, on the carpet, etc. We spent lots of money on professional carpet cleaners to remove burnt spots, when actually it turns out that the method of fixing them is so simple that any housewife would hack it easily. Knowing how people used to clean their carpets before, we are lucky to live in a century when we have all the tools needed to do things in an easy and practical way at home.

Posted by Caitlyn R. from Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia • Published
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  • How to make a mat/rug. How To Fix Burn Marks On Carpets - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab the scissors and cut the melted piece of carpet plastic out. All of the burnt area should be gone, and if you think you are cutting too much of the carpet -- no worries, all of it will be covered up later.

  • How to make a mat/rug. How To Fix Burn Marks On Carpets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Find a strand of carpet that is sticking out, pull it until you have the needed amount and cut it in the base. You don’t want to ruin the undamaged part of the carpet, so look for a string at those parts of the carpet covered by furniture, located in the corners or hidden behind the bed.

  • How to make a mat/rug. How To Fix Burn Marks On Carpets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the strands into 1 cm long pieces and make a pile large enough to cover the damaged spot.

  • How to make a mat/rug. How To Fix Burn Marks On Carpets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply a small amount of superglue to the bottom of the burn hole and add about a half of your pile to the glue. Push it down with the handles of a pair of scissors or with your tweezers. Hold on a minute to dry and gently pull the excess carpet strands off.

  • How to make a mat/rug. How To Fix Burn Marks On Carpets - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat the previous step again, but apply an extremely small amount of glue this time. Rub it around and press down the rest of the strands. Give it a minute to dry and cut with your scissors the final layer so that it becomes even to the surface. That’s ALL!

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