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Carpet Hole Repairs


Common fabric upholstery problems include cigarette burns, rips and general wear and tear on fabric seat covers and carpets in cars and vans. These burn holes and tears will affect the look and value of the vehicle, but can be quickly repaired to very high standards.


First of all I carefully prepare the damaged area keeping this as small as possible. A mix of small fibres is then carefully blended to match the surrounding fabric of the vehicle seat cover or carpet. The repair area will be filled with one of many suitable compounds, then the area will be built up with the fibres and a bonding solution applied, until the repair is level and complete.


Often it will be difficult to spot where the original cigarette burn or fabric tear was as I endeavour to ensure the repair closely matches the surrounding fabric.


Carpet Hole - Repair Example 1

This Volvo carpet had worn out over a period of time, probably due to the drivers shoe heel. I had been recommended by one of the owners friends and agreed to repair the hole for £ 55 .

Carpet Hole Before and After Repair - Volvo

The first task, as always, was to fill the hole with a durable but flexible compound. It is imperative that the compound is flexible as the carpet constantly moves with use therefore the compound has to move with the carpet.

Once the fibres had been mixed to the correct colour I glued them to the compound with an industrial strength adhesive. Then I blended the repair into the surrounding area by placing a mesh over the affected area and dropping the fibres over the mesh (rather like shaking flour through a seive).

A clear adehsive was then sprayed over the repaired area and dried. This seals the area and ensures the repair will stand the test of time.


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Please note : I only operate in the BH postcode areas of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

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