A race in a Berber rug can really ruin the look of the room. In this article I will share with you a few things that can help you understand your Berber carpet and what to do if you have a problem.
A note on your Berber carpet: This is probably not really a Berber carpet. No, it's probably a loop carpet that people call Berber.
So, there you vacuum your carpet and a loose thread gets caught in the idle roll. Before you know it, your rug will come apart like an old woolen sweater. This also happens when a dog catches his fingernail or that a child can not stop pulling on a loose thread.
We use several different methods to repair a race like this. I will explain how to make a correct patch.
Before you begin, you should collect some tools and materials
– Knife with a split blade (keep a new sharp blade at all times, change it at each cut)
– Glue gun
– Needle or knitting needle
– Small glass of water
– Band of blue painters
– Sewing tape
– A piece of carpet from the original installation or from a closet.
1) First isolate the problem. Use the blue painters' tape to hold the undamaged portion of the carpet away. What you should see is the support of the damaged part of the carpet and nothing else. By doing this, you will avoid having glue on the carpet nap. If you get glue on your nap, it's going to be hard to touch. (and this is not a good thing)
2) Use your slotted knife to cut the damaged wire.
3) Use your slotted knife to cut the back of the carpet. The cut should be near the nap row, but not too close for you to cut. Be very careful not to cut the nap. You will now look at the upholstery of the carpet.
4) If you accidentally take a nap, use your glue gun sparingly to put it back in place.
5) Use your scissors to cut the amount of carpet will have to place in the patch. Again, cut it near the row, but be careful not to cut the nap. Also make sure the piece of carpet you use for the patch is in the same direction as the rest of the carpet.
6) Cut a piece of sealing tape about one inch or longer longer than the patch. Center it under the cut carpet.
7) Make sure your patch is cut exactly perfect. There is no return after this step.
8) Use your glue gun to apply a moderate amount of hot glue on the first inch of the seam tape. Get the glue under the edges and across the field of the seam band. Place the tip of the Berber patch in the desired spot (in the glue) and push hard enough to force the glue into the holder. You must use enough glue so that it seals the edges all around without oozing. Do not be shy with hot glue
9) Dip the awl into the water and use the wet spike to adjust the patch, gently pushing where it needs a little bit of water. 39; aid. The water will help prevent the glue from sticking to the awl.
10) Continue until you have glued the whole piece in place. Use it slowly and use the wet awl.
If you do this correctly, the color matches, it turns in the right direction and you do not do any damage, so the patch should be invisible or at least almost. Good luck! Steve Gordon