A deep cigarette burn or indelible-ink stain in your carpeting doesnít have to be permanent. Hereís a quick tip for quickly removing the burn (stain) and replacing the damaged spot. First, youíll need a carpet patch repair tool. Itís about 3 inches in diameter, and you can usually find one at a carpet or flooring store that . As you can see, it looks like a cookie cutter, but it has two sharp razor blades on the bottom.
Youíll also need to buy a peel-and-stick adhesive disk and a tube of carpet glue.
To begin the repair, just place the cutting tool over the damaged area and press down and twist until youíve cut through the carpet. Be careful to cut only the carpet, and not the pad underneath. Now you can remove the plug of damaged carpet and throw it away and youíre ready to cut a replacement patch from a piece of leftover carpet. If you donít have any leftovers, you can cut a patch from a corner inside of a closet, where no one will see it.
Now, remove the protective backing from the adhesive disk and slip it into the hole. Put a bead of carpet glue all around the edge of the hole youíve cut, and firmly press the patch into place. Then let the adhesive cure overnight, and then vacuum the area to help blend the carpet fibers together over the repair.
Tools & Materials:
Carpet-Patch Repair Tool
(About 3Ē in diameter, looks like a cookie cutter w/two cutter blades)
Peel-and-stick adhesive (disk)
Tube of carpet glue