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How To Patch Your Own Carpet: The DIY Network Guide

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Did you know that you can spend less than $50 and only an hour of time to repair your carpet all by yourself?

I didn’t, but TV host and do-it-yourself homemaker Amy Matthews says you can in this quick article! She walks through 9 simple steps that make your carpet look great once again.

How to patch carpet

Reading her article, I was surprised at how little you need to do this project from start to finish. Using only 4 simple materials and 4 household tools, you can fix your own carpets. How so? The procedure in nutshell involves putting an upside-down can or jar over the damaged spot, cutting around the jar to remove the bad carpet, and replacing it with a new piece of carpeting – all using simple tools and a fraction of your morning or afternoon.

Following this guide patching carpet may be easier than you thought, nevertheless, here are three key tips to consider before patching your carpeting.

 

Three tips to make patching your carpet even easier

1. Save your carpet snippets!

When you have carpet installed, be sure to save extra pieces that are left from installation. This will allow you to have the exact carpeting you need for your repair on hand while saving you the time and stress of having buy more carpeting just for your repair.

2. Use sharp, heavy-duty scissors.

Good scissors not only save time when you cut out your piece of replacement carpet, it also gives you a much better cut. Save time and make it look perfect by using sharp shears.

3. Allow some give.

When cutting out your piece of carpet that will replace the bad piece, allow a little of extra room around the edges of your piece. You can always take off more, but you can’t put on what’s already been taken off!

 

Follow her steps and these tips for great results! I know I was impressed by the simplicity of this process and I hope you will be too.

 


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