Owning a bounce house takes a lot of commitment. At some point, you’ll need to patch it up due to wear and tear. If you leave the patch job to amateurs, you’ll just have to buy a new bounce house. It’s possible to do a professional job.
There’s no reason to throw away the inflatable when this happens, as many bounce house repairs are straightforward. Read here for complete details on everything you need to know.
1) Find the Hole to Be Patched
The first thing you need to do is locate the source of the leak. Do a complete and thorough check of the seams for any repairs. It should be tightly stitched with no fraying or exposed material. You should also check the fabric sections of the inflatable. The fabric should be tightly stitched to the seams, with no fraying or exposed material.
Use a flashlight to follow the path of the leak. In some cases, you can take two-finger and follow the path of the leak (under the inflatable). If it’s water, you’ll be able to see it. It shouldn’t be too difficult to find.
2) Clean the Area Around the Hole
The next step is to clean the area around the hole. Use soap and water and scrub the area clean. Once the area is clean, use a towel to soak up excess water.
Once the area is dry, you’ll be able to tell whether the leak is in the seams or the fabric.
3) Tape the Area Around the Patch
Once the area is clean and dry, take a piece of tape and apply it to the patch area. The tape should cover the entire patch area and extend beyond the patch area. This will ensure that the patch sticks properly.
4) Mark the Boundary of the Patch
Take a marker and draw a line around the patch area. Be careful to draw the line outside of the patch area. If you accidentally draw the line inside the patch area, the patch won’t stick.
5) Cut Out the Patch in a Circle Shape
Take a pair of scissors and cut around the line. It should be a circle. There’s no need to measure the size of the circle. Just cut out a circle that is slightly bigger than the patch.
6) Stick the Patch on with Vinyl Glue
Take the patch and stick it on the area around the hole. Make sure you stick it on the patch area and not the area around it.
To stick it on, take your vinyl glue and squeeze it out onto the patch area and the area around it. Lay the patch onto the area. Once the patch is in place, use the glue around the border of the patch to make sure it sticks.
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