Repair Your Sheet Vinyl in Two Steps
Sheet vinyl flooring is relatively inexpensive (compared to other floor
materials anyway), so you may be thinking of replacing your kitchen or bathroom
floor if it's got a little damage. However, if money is in short supply,
or you just don't have the time for a big project right now, you can probably
get away with just patching the sheet vinyl. Here are the steps to help
you do that:
1.Find a scrap of vinyl that matches your existing floor, and place the
patch on top of the damaged area. Try to get the patterns to match exactly.
Next, tape the patch to the floor. Use a carpenter's square to outline the
patch (try to draw along the pattern lines to help conceal the patch seams).
2. Next, use a utility knife to cut through both layers. Pry off
the damaged vinyl with a putty knife.
3. Use mineral spirits to dissolve the old adhesive, then scrape the
residue off the subfloor using a razor scraper or a putty knife.
4. Lastly, apply new adhesive to the patch and fit it into place. Use a J-roller to roll on it with pressure that will bond it to the subfloor.
After the patch has dried for 24 hours, apply a thin bead of liquid seam sealer at the edges.
Source: Home Improvement 101
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