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5 Methods for Properly Patching and Repairing a Bounce House

Posted By : Gary Simon Date Created : February 1st, 2022 Date Updated : February 1st, 2022
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It is certain that if you possess a bounce house, you may suffer a cut or tear in the material that will require repair. Thankfully, there’s no need to get rid of the bounce house when this happens because most bounce house repairs are simple enough.

Here are five methods for properly patching and repairing a bounce house:

1. Use the Hole to Your Advantage

Fill the void with a pre-formed patch. If you have a deflated bounce house, you’ll need to use a sewing machine to sew the patch on. If you have a non-deflated bounce house, you can use a patching tool to apply the patch to the hole.

Apply the patch to the hole and inflate the bounce house to test the patch. If any air seems to be leaking from the patch, then you’ll need to repair that section again.

2. Use a Patch Kit

Purchase a patch kit to repair the hole. Patch kits are generally applied with a patching tool. You’ll typically find these at hardware stores at affordable prices.

Apply the patch with the hole in the middle to one of the sides of the patch. Keep in mind that you do not want the hole sitting directly on top of the hole. Remember to inflate the bounce house and test the patch to see if you’ve done any leaking.

3. Purchase an Inflatable Patch

Inflatable patches are great alternatives to patches that are sewn or stuck on. This is a great option to patch a hole because it only leaves a tiny hole in the material after being applied.

These patches are applied with a patching tool. Place the patch, adhesive side up over the hole. Use the patching tool to apply the patch to the hole and inflate the bounce house to test the patch. If any air seems to be leaking from the patch, then you’ll need to repair that section again.

4. Try a Different Patching Method

If the first couple of patching methods are not working, you should try a different patching method. There are various patching methods, most of which you can find online.

These include spray-on patching materials, stick and glue patches, patch tape, or spray with glue or epoxy.

The first approach is the most effective way to patch a hole. You will need to purchase a spray-on patching material or a spray-on glue. If you choose spray-on glue, make sure it is outdoor-grade glue.

The glue will dry very fast, and you’ll only need to keep the hole really clean while applying the glue to the hole. It should be used from the inside out and will leave you with a visible gap, but it will not be visible from the outside.

5. If All Else Fails, Use Duct Tape

If you’re not willing to pay to get the hole or rip repaired, or it is too big to patch up, you can use duct tape. Simply tape all around the hole, providing you are not taping over the hole itself.

Alternatively, you can tape around the hole, ensuring you do not cover the hole itself. This will be more time-consuming, but it will get the job done.


Repairing a bounce house may be done in various ways. Each process is suitable for a different situation, and you can always try a new approach to fix the hole if the old one doesn’t work.

Also, keep in mind that various holes necessitate different repairs. If you have been trying different ways to fix a hole in your bounce house and have still not had any luck, you should probably contact a professional. This can save you time in the long run and get you back to bouncing as soon as possible.

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