How to Patch the Felt Part of a Blow-up Mattress

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How to Patch the Felt Part of a Blow-up Mattress
Patching a blow-up mattress prevents you from shelling out for a brand new one. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

A blow-up mattress takes you from the class of being a kind host to a gracious host. While anyone can offer a friend or relative a couch to sleep on, a truly superior host has a place where they can truly get a good night's sleep in your home. Unlike a cot, a blow-up mattress deflates, making for the easiest storage possible. If you find a hole in the felt or the under portion of your mattress, it doesn't automatically mean you have to shell out money for a new one.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Patch kit
  • Shower curtain liner
  • Scissors
  • Heavy-duty rubber cement

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  1. 1

    Lay the air bed on a flat work surface in front of you, off the ground with the felt side faceup. Locate the hole in the felt side.

  2. 2

    Cut a round patch out of a shower curtain liner that is twice the size of the hole, using your scissors. Alternatively, select a patch from your patch kit that is twice as big as the hole.

  3. 3

    Spray the hole with heavy-duty spray adhesive to create a halo of adhesive around the hole. Alternatively, use heavy-duty rubber cement and swab the area around the hole thoroughly.

  4. 4

    Press the patch against the adhesive and hold it in place for five minutes. Allow the patch and glue to cure for at least one hour before using.

Tips and warnings

  • Patch kits are available in the camping aisle of home improvement stores or stores such as Wal-Mart.

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