How to remove carpet from your deck
If you’ve ever seen the carpet in your deck step, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
I know, right?
You’re about to find out how to remove it, because carpet is the enemy of decking.
I’m going to show you how to do it, step-by-step.
Clean up the carpet with a vacuum cleaner.2.
Get a vacuum and a sponge and rub it down.3.
Apply the vacuum to the carpet and sponge to remove any remaining dirt.4.
Use a damp cloth to wipe off any residue that you find, then you can use it to remove the carpet from the deck.5.
Dry thoroughly with a soft towel and air dry.6.
Then put the carpet back into the cabinet and install a new carpet in place.
Step 1: Clean up a carpet2.
You can remove carpet with any vacuum cleaner, but a vacuum that is a little smaller than your deck will be easier to clean.
I use a 5-gallon bucket for this, but you can also use a smaller, more powerful vacuum.
You’ll want to start by vacuum cleaning the carpet that’s covered with carpeting.
Once you have the carpet clean, take it out of the cabinet.
Make sure you use the same pressure you apply to the cabinet when you vacuum.
Don’t apply too much pressure to the rug, as it will push dirt from the carpet onto the carpet, and the carpet will absorb that.
If you use too much, the carpet won’t get wet and you’ll get mold or dust on the carpet.
Also, when you dry the carpet it needs to be dry on both sides, but the side with the carpet should be dry.
Make certain that the sides are evenly covered.3-gall, 15-minute cleaning3-gal, 15 minute cleaning5-gall for a 25-foot carpet5-gal for a 50-foot rugIf you don’t have a 5 gallon bucket or a 5gal vacuum, you can either use a sponge or a damp sponge and put it in the bucket.
If using a sponge, you want it to be about two inches wide and the same thickness as the carpeting on your deck.
You want the carpet to be very dry.
The sponge will absorb dirt and leave behind some residual carpeting that can cause problems down the road.
You don’t want the rug to absorb any excess carpeting, so the sponge will make a great cleaning tool.
If not, you may want to try a bigger sponge.
I suggest a 6-gal or a 9-gal sponge.
The 10-gal will do the job, but I prefer the 9-gall to be the bigger size, because you can scrub a larger area with less pressure.
If there’s still a small amount of carpeting left on the rug you can put a towel over the carpet on the side you’re working on.3g for a 10-foot decking4g for an 18-foot flooring5g for your new carpet5g, for a new deckingIf you use a carpet that is slightly longer than the carpet you’re going to be using, like a 5 or 6 foot deck, you’re better off using a smaller sponge or larger vacuum cleaner to clean it.
It will work better, but it’s not as effective as a larger, stronger vacuum.
If your carpet is thicker than this, like an 18 foot, then it’s best to use a 6 or 10 gallon vacuum to remove all of the carpet or a bigger vacuum to wipe it down, so that the carpet is evenly covered, but not too wet.
You’re also going to want to wipe the carpet down with a damp, soft cloth so that it doesn’t stick to the wall or carpet.
If the carpet has been standing on the floor for some time, then a good vacuum cleaner can help, but if it’s been sitting there for a while, the vacuum cleaner is going to clog the vacuum.
A new carpet can be laid down, and if you want to make the carpet thicker, use a bigger, heavier carpet cleaner.
You could use a 20-gallor carpet cleaner, and use the larger vacuum, or you could use an older carpet cleaner that is not a 5, 6, or 10gal vacuum.3gal for an 11-foot and 10-gall carpet5gal for the 17-foot or 16-foot level5g and 5gal for your 25-feet or 20-feet levelIf you are using a 5 gal carpet, I recommend using a larger than normal carpet cleaner like a 10 or 12 gallon carpet cleaner or a 10gal carpet cleaner for the 25- and 20-foot levels.
It’s easier to remove a carpet with this type of cleaner, because it’s smaller and doesn’t clog.
If, however, you are going to use the smaller carpet cleaner to remove 5 or 10 gallons, then your carpet will probably be a little wet.