How Do I Fix a Swell in My Air Mattress?

Written by sarah hulslander
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How frustrating it is to take out your air bed for an upcoming camping trip and find a big bulge that you know will soon give way! The best fix for this frustrating turn of events is a good patch that will reinforce the spot and prevent the weak area from leaking or bursting.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Glue-on air bed patch
  • Air bed repair glue

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  1. 1

    Deflate the air bed in order to repair the bulge.

  2. 2

    Ensure that the patch is the right size for the bulge. It should cover the entire swollen area plus at least another inch and a half on all sides.

  3. 3

    Liberally spread the repair glue onto the back side of the patch. Let the glue sit for a few minutes until it is tacky (sticky to the touch).

  4. 4

    Apply the patch to the bulged area. Working from the centre of the patch outward to its edges, remove any air bubbles by gently smoothing and pressing the patch.

  5. 5

    Let the glue dry completely before inflating the mattress for use.

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