How to Repair Cigarette Burns on Carpet

Updated April 17, 2017

Repairing cigarette burns in your carpet is very inexpensive and fairly easy. Burns in your carpet look very bad and if you are renting you have a good chance of losing part or most of your deposit due to carpet repairs. There are a couple of ways to fix burns. Read on to learn how to repair cigarette burns on carpet.

If your cigarette burn in your carpet is not that bad you can use a buffer or even a steam cleaner. This will get the burn stain out and your carpet will look like new. This will only work if you have a very small burn in the carpet.

Using a sharp pair of scissors cut the burn fibres out of the carpet. Make sure not to cut away any good pieces of carpet the less you have to remove the better.

Go to an area like a closet in your house or somewhere that a patch a missing carpet would not be noticeable. Use the scissors to cut the amount carpet needed to replace what you cut previously.

Using a quality clear glue or a fabric glue apply to the end of the good carpet, and attach this to the missing carpet. Let this dry and you will be able to vacuum and even steam clean your carpet.


For really bad carpet burns sanding the ends will help them look and glue better.

Things You'll Need

  • Quality clear glue
  • Sharp scissors
  • Sand paper
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