DIRECTIONS: 1. Clean the damaged spot to be repaired with a household
cleaner. Trim off any loose threads. If any padding is
missing beneath the damaged spot and the damage is
depressed, fill in that area with common household cotton.
Spread the cotton evenly into and beneath the damaged
spot (only if needed).
2. Mix the fabric powders together in the empty container
with the round ball in it to obtain the correct color. Shake
the container, after the colors you select to match your
fabric are in this container, for 30-45 seconds. This will
mix the colors thoroughly. Use the color chart as a guide
to help you match colors.
3. If the damage is a hole or larger, a backing support
is needed under the damaged spot. Cut the backing fabric
in this kit, slightly larger than the damaged spot, and insert
it into and under the damage, as a support.
4. Using the spatula, apply the air dry adhesive (milky white
adhesive – dries clear) into the damaged spot. Fill it
up to the top of the damage, as evenly as possible, using
the spatula. Take the screen applicator, and apply the
colored fabric powders onto it. Hold the screen directly
above the adhesive and shake the screen. This will sift the
fabric powders on the clear adhesive. Cover the adhesive
completely with the colored fabric powders. Use the spatula
to pack down the fabric powders in the adhesives, and then
duplicate the patterns in the fabric with the spatula. Allow
to dry several hours (overnight preferred). After the repaired
area is dry, blow off any excess fabric powders.
5. If the spot being repaired is in an area that gets hard wear,
you can protect it by lightly spraying a clear (aerosol
preferred) hairspray over the area. Do this only after the
repaired area is dry. Only spray a light coat onto the area
that was repaired.
COLOR MATCHING TIPS: The fabric powders in your
kit can be mixed to match many colors. By putting the fabric
powders into the container with the marble ball and shaking
thoroughly, they will mix together readily. Additional colors
can always be added to improve your color match.
REPAIR TIP: After the repair is finished (before it is dry) you
can use the edge of your spatula to put designs or lines in the
repair job to duplicate the pattern of the fabric. If the damage
is very large you can, using a hooked needle and thread, sew
the damaged spot (after the backing fabric is inserted) and this
will make the repaired spot very strong. Working the air dry
adhesive (milky white – dries clear) under the edges
of the damage will also make for a stronger repair job. Repair
professionals often sew damages before doing the repair job.