Repairing a burn mark on the carpet is easier than you think. With just a few household items and an eye for detail, you can successfully camouflage the unsightly burn and avoid the high cost of professional repairs. Whether the burn mark from a cigarette, a hot iron or an electric short circuit, the techniques you need to use are the same. Before you begin, you must assemble your tools. You need a sharp knife, some fine sandpaper, a small pair of scissors with pointed ends, a piece of paper, a pencil, a double-sticky carpet tape or latex adhesive and a small piece of matching carpet remnant.
If the burn affects only the uppermost parts of the carpet fibers, you can remove only the singed fibers capable of. No carpet repair is completely invisible, but when you sand away the molten tips, the brand could disappear enough to become less noticeable.
Use your scissors or a sharp knife cut away any burnt fibers which do not react the sandpaper. When you are finished, use the hose attachment of your vacuum to rid the surface of dirt. You may need some spot cleaning with a store-bought carpet cleaning product or a little soap and water, if soot or other debris Mars around the burn do.
For heavier fire damage, you will need to actually replace the entire area where the carpet is ruined.
Before you begin your repairs, make sure you fit a piece of carpet pieces, the size of the piece you need to replace. If you do not have a carpet remnant of the room, you could try a small carpet patch from the back corner to take a cupboard in the room when the same carpet was used for both.
If the burned carpet has a pattern, make sure that you cut your patch to make it conform as far as possible. If there is no pattern, you must at least make sure the pile runs in the same direction.