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DIY curtain repair

Having holes and tears in a ventilation curtain doesn't necessarily mean it needs replacing.

Industry Voice by Hog Slat

September 15, 2020

1 Min Read
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Having holes and tears in a ventilation curtain doesn't necessarily mean it needs replacing. We walk you through the simple repair steps using both tape and patches with glue. A step-by-step video tutorial is also available on our YouTube channel. Click here to watch.

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Quickly repair small holes with curtain tape. For larger holes and rips, use the cement and patch method.

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No matter which method is selected, start by thoroughly cleaning the repair area on both sides of the curtain with mild soapy water. Wipe the area dry with a clean towel.

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When using tape, choose the product to match the curtain type. There are specific tapes, in clear, white or black, designed for repairing polylite or vinyl curtains.

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Measure and cut two identical pieces for each side of the repair.

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Remove the paper backing and press the tape smoothly to eliminate any bubbles or wrinkles. Pay particular attention to corners making sure they are secure.

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Repeat on the opposite side.

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To use the patch method, cut two identical-sized patches from curtains remnants matching the existing curtain.

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Select glue designed to adhere to the existing polylite or vinyl curtain.

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Using a brush, apply glue around the repair area. Wear protective gloves when applying glue.

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Next, apply glue to precut patch material. Spread it evenly across the entire patch for good adhesion.

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Apply the patch to the repair area, smoothly pressing it from the center to the edges. Repeat on the opposite side.  

 

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