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Carpet help

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by sammy87, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Dec 9, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    sammy87

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    So I woke up this morning to my dog chewinig on something on the floor. Turn the light on and its an ink pen. There's 2 spots on the carpet about the size of a fist that look like black holes in the floor. I tried hairspray and vinegar to rub it out but I think the stains are just too big.

    I'm not the most handy of men, but Is there a way replace just the small pieces of carpet? I'm in a rental so I dont care that much, but it is a pretty ugly sight to see.

    Any tips? Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 9, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    I bet there's an expert on here that will know exactly what to do but I would make sure that you laid the replacement carpet with the "grain" going the same direction as your original carpet, also maybe cut it the stain in a circle instead of a square so there are no corners to catch and possibly rip up? Past that I'm clueless.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    Is it tack strip or glue down carpet?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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    Not sure what the difference is, seems like normal carpet although there are a few spots here and there that rise up and not held down.

    I just got home, man it's worse than what I thought it was.

    I found a remedy that was hairspray, vinegar, then rub it with a tooth brush. That got a few lighter spots to come up, but its gonna need replaced. And my dog has it on her paws
     
  5. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    Sounds like a reason to remove all the carpet and replace with hardwoods :) Especially with a dog.

    That's what I'll be doing in February, I HATE carpet. I'm replacing 1300, sq ft of carpet in my house with hardwood.

    But seriously, you can take buy a tool to cut out a circle in the carpet, then use some seam tape under it (activated by a hot iron) to adhere to the two pieces together. Take a piece out of your closet or from under a piece of furniture (somewhere inconspicuous). Make sure you line the "grain" up.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Macguyver is right but that's only with tack strip carpet!

    You need to find out what ya got.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    How do you tell the difference?

    Yeah when I buy nothin but tile and hardwood. As for renting a townhome I really dont care.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Is the outside of the carpet held from under neath by little strips of wood with tiny nails coming up?
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    Heres a pic of the damage. Any luck a carpet cleaner can fix this? As far as I can tell the carpet does not have the strips of wood along the base board. I almost feel like if I patch it it will look horendous.
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    NAPA used to make a carpet cleaner that was great. It removed a 10 year old grape juice stain. Also the Toyota dealer had something they used on my truck to remove the tar based sealer from my frame treatment the tech got on my seat. Might be worth a try.
     
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