Help redesign the carpet if you find it looks old or has wide sections. Bumps and wrinkles in some areas can also be eliminated. This gives your carpet a fresh and new look. It also saves the cost of a new carpet. All it takes to renovate the carpet is some free time and some basic tools and materials.
It helps to restretch the carpet if you find it looks old or has loose parts. Bumps and wrinkles in some areas can also be eliminated. This gives your carpet an elegant and new look. In addition, it saves the cost of a new carpet. All it takes to restore the carpet is some free time and some basic tools and materials. You can rent some of the tools at a tool store if you’d rather not buy the carpet. These include the electric stretcher, kicker and carpet cutter. The sample below explains to you how to continue.
Step 1: Clear the Room
Remove all furniture and objects from the room. This will allow you to work comfortably without restrictions.
Step 2: Peel off the Carpet
Use pliers and a flat-head screwdriver to remove the staples that secure the carpet to the upholstery and attach the layers underneath. This will allow you to remove the carpet from the wall and not tear the padding underneath. Be careful not to damage the carpet while pulling it out. For hard-to-remove areas, use a lever to separate the carpet from the tack strips. Remove the carpet from all sides of the room except one side that should have the carpet intact.
Step 3: Power Stretch
Place the base of the power stretcher in front of the edge of the carpet you intend to stretch. Place the machine against the baseboard so that it does not damage the wall while working. Adjust the length of the stretcher rod until the head is 6 inches away from the opposite wall. Push down on the lever on the machine to embed the tines into the carpet. As you put more weight on the lever, you will feel the carpet stretch. Repeat till the carpet stretches to the surface.
Step 4: Trim the excess Carpet
Make a way under the carpet with your use knife where you need to cut the excess carpet. Place the carpet cutter in the slot. Press the cutter down to cut off the excess carpet. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all sides where the carpet was removed.
Step 5: Use a Knee Kicker
This helps to stretch the rug into place in corners, small spaces or around built-in functions in the room. Join the kicker’s teeth into the mat you need to stretch. Insert one knee into the pad at the base of the kicker. Push your knee against the kicker so that it stretches the mat to the wall. It may take a few charges to get the aspired outcome.
Step 6: Secure the Carpet
Bind the carpet on the pad against the wall with your dot gun. Hammer some rugs through the carpet in the tack strips.
Note:- It is a good idea to wear work gloves. Sharp-pointed staples and staples can easily cause cuts.