My son's dog pulled out a length of yarn from our new Berber carpet.

Joa21654434
by Joa21654434
Does anyone know how I can reset the yarn into the rug?

  5 answers
  • S S on Jun 30, 2018

    Good glue and a chopstick! Careful apply the glue of your choice to the newly opened “seam” if you will and carefully scrunch in the fiber strand into the crevice using a chopstick or wooden skewer. Scrunching, technical term, will mimic the weave of the carpet and you will hardly notice it! I’ve used several flies over the years but Gorilla Glue, super gel formula doesnt foam up like standard Gorilla Glue. Be warned it does make a hard spot, but better a hard spot than a unsightly hole in the carpet! When you have finished gluing, use a match or lighter to sear off the end of the fiber and poke it in the seam with a drop of glu. Hope that helps! But yes, you can repair it with success! I’ve included a pic where I’ve repaired mine after a carpet cleaning accident grabbed a fiber in the seam of my carpet. Can you see it? The reason this one shows is bc of the aforementioned use of the wrong gorilla glue! I learned my lesson in this repair and have since changed to the super glue formula. I can show you that repair bc I had that section of carpet removed to install vinyl plank flooring when I redid my entire hardscape flooring. But trust me the gorilla gel supper does the job!

    good luck!


    • Joa21654434 Joa21654434 on Jun 30, 2018

      Thank you so much, S from Afton, TN. What a helpful bit of information! I have my chopsticks at the ready and will pick up the Gorilla Gel you suggest. Perhaps we can finally lift up the small rug covering up the mess!

  • S S on Jun 30, 2018

    It won’t be totally invisible but is better than a rug cover and will stop future damage!

    Good lick!

  • S S on Jun 30, 2018

    lol luck!

  • C C on Jul 07, 2018

    I had the same problem with a 5' X 7' rug. I went to Walmart and bought a package of needles, curved, etc. One needle was huge with a large eye (hole for threading). I was able to thread the rug yarn thru the needle and run it in and out of the backing on the rug, securing the yarn and repairing the spot.

  • Joa21654434 Joa21654434 on Jul 07, 2018

    Thank you, Har. Did not think off that, and I have some darning needles!