How to fix curled edges of rug?

by Irene
Painted my outdoor rug. It looks amazing except for one thing. The edges of the rug are curling up in the air. Any suggestions if there is a way to fix this? Hate to throw it out. Its a trip hazard

  7 answers
  • Curl the edges under and set a brick on top to a few days till the fibres relax. Easy and done.

  • Wendy Taylor Wendy Taylor on Mar 08, 2018

    Use some command strips.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Mar 08, 2018

    We have an area rug that we love, but it has the same problem with the curling corners. The roll under the corner and place a heavy object on top-works wonders, we did not use a brick because of tripping hazards. In our case we used the upright vacuum cleaner as the weight and having height. It is obnoxious for awhile, but we would trip on a low lying object especially when in a hurry and have forgotten it is there.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 08, 2018

    Roll the rug under. If you can dampen it, do so. When it dries, it will lay flat. You can also use double sided tape if you don't move the rug.

  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Mar 08, 2018

    Try putting a double sided tape on the edges tha are curling to hold them down. You could also wet the edges again to relax the fibres, then weight the edges with brick or blocks or furniture temporarily

    • Irene Irene on Mar 08, 2018

      Ya tried wetting it and putting heavy objects on it. Didn't work. I'll try the tape and folding under ideas. Thank you

  • Leslie Florence Leslie Florence on Mar 08, 2018

    can you tack it down? or put potted plants on each corner

    • Irene Irene on Mar 08, 2018

      Ya Unfortunately it's flipped up all the way around 😭

  • Irene Irene on Mar 08, 2018

    Thank you. I will try that. Appreciate your time to answer this.

    • Gen Gen on May 20, 2020

      I have the same problem. Did you find a solution other than rolling it over and putting a brick on it??