How to patch a bounce house hole?

How to patch a bounce house hole

How to patch a bounce house hole?

How do I patch a hole in my bounce house? This is a question you may be asking. And that’s alright because there are numerous ways to accomplish the same goal.

To ensure you use the right method, it’s best to identify the material your house is made from first, so you can choose the correct patch.

For example, if your inflatable house has PVC material, we suggest using a PVC Patch Kit; on the other hand, if your house consists of vinyl, you’re better off using an All-in-One Repair Kit.

Clean the area to be patched

The first process is to clean the area that needs to be patched. Dirt, gum, leaves, and other debris will increase the chance of leaks, so the surface must be clean before you apply patches.

After cleaning the area with water, spray a bit of water on both sides of the patch. There are a lot of different sizes and shapes of patches; select the one that best suits your needs and remove the backing paper from one side of it.

Rub or squeegee out any air bubbles from underneath your chosen patch. Apply pressure on this side for about 10 seconds to ensure it sticks properly. Flip over the patch so it’s now facing down, and remove the backing paper from this side too.

Make a circle out of the patch by cutting it

Outdoor celebrations such as picnics, barbecues, and family reunions often involve children playing on inflatables.

One of the most common issues with these events is that kids will repeatedly run into the same inflatable, causing holes. All you need is a patch for the inflatable to fix this problem.

An easy way to ensure you have the right size patch ready for use is to cut it out of an old shirt or fabric scrap before heading out to your next outdoor event.

A good rule of thumb is that if one hole or tear is larger than 2 inches wide, you should use a patch at least 3 inches wide. For smaller holes, use patches that are 1 inch or less across.

Flatten the cut areas

The first thing you need to do is flatten the cut areas, so you have an even surface. If you don’t, it will just continue to tear, and it will never stop.

Now take your duct tape, start at the top of one side, and go down. Make sure you overlap each piece of tape by about two inches so that there is no air space between them. Repeat this on the other side, making sure not to leave any holes or gaps where air can get through!

Apply vinyl glue around the leak

If you have an outdoor celebration where you have a bounce house, you might want to keep some vinyl glue on hand.

But before the party starts, there’s one last thing you need to do: make sure all your children know they’re not allowed inside the inflatable once it’s been inflated.

Apply vinyl glue to the patch

Cut the patch to size, ensuring no wrinkles or bubbles. Peel the backing off the patch and place it on the hole.

Use your hands to flatten out any air bubbles underneath the patch, then use a credit card or similar item to smooth out any wrinkles from the other side.

Carefully use an outdoor celebration of adhesive (such as vinyl glue) to seal the patch onto your inflatable toy, ensuring an even coat of adhesive everywhere. Let dry for at least ten minutes before inflating again!

Press the patch on and apply pressure

  • Make sure the patch will fit over the hole.
  • Apply pressure on the surface of the patch for at least 30 minutes. 
  • Test for air leaks by applying pressure from different angles. Fill any gaps with more patches or tape. 
  • Use duct tape if the leak can’t be fixed, and then keep filling it in with patches until it’s sealed.

Check that edges are sealed

Holes can often be fixed by sealing the edges with duct tape or masking tape. If the hole is larger than 3-4 inches, you may also need to use additional materials like balloons or pool noodles.

Cut up strips of pool noodles and place them inside the hole until it is about 3/4 filled, then seal the edges with duct pipe.

Blow up some balloons and use them as reinforcements for any thin areas. Seal the edges of the balloon with duct pipe and cut away any excess material.

How do you sew a patch on a bounce house?

The first thing you will want to do is find the right material. You need something lightweight and durable enough for bouncing around in, so we recommend using some nylon or polyester material.

Next, measure your new patch and cut it out of the fabric. Sewing patches can be a little tricky, but they’re not impossible!

To start, pin your pieces together with the patch on top of the original material layer. Then sew them along one edge using either a sewing machine or hand.

How do you patch an inflatable bouncer?

Take the patch kit and scissors and find the rip in the inflatable bouncer. Cut out a square of fabric at least 3 inches larger than the rip on all sides.

Most importantly, you do not cut more fabric than needed, as it will worsen the tear. Pull up any loose threads from where you cut out the fabric square, so they are not sticking out.

Lay down one side of your square piece of fabric over the hole in your inflatable bouncer, and then lay down one edge of your patch kit on top of it, with one or two inches exposed. Now iron both pieces together with an iron set on medium heat for five minutes or until they are stuck together.

How do you fix a tear in a jumping castle?

One way is to use an air compressor and blower. Attach the hose of an air compressor and blower to the tear in the jumping castle with duct tape.

Turn on the compressor, inflating and deflating the jumping castle as it blows air. This will help push out any dirt inside that might have caused the tear in the first place.

Can Flex Seal fix the bounce house?

Flex Seal is a liquid rubber sealant popularly used to fill cracks, holes, and seams in inflatable products. It’s also good for sealing leaks on inflatable slides.

However, it isn’t as durable as other rubber seals like EPDM and nitrile rubber. If you need something that can withstand an inflatable product’s constant wear and tear, try using one of these options instead.

Bottom Line

If you’ve found an unwanted hole in your inflatable, then you’re in luck! This guide will show you how to quickly and effectively patch that sucker up so it’s ready for the next party.

Start by using a sharp knife or scissors to cut out the whole. Don’t panic if it’s too big – this is just temporary.

The goal is to cover up the hole so that no air can escape when you pump the bounce house back up again.

Once you have your circle of material around the wound, it’s time for gluing time! Start with one edge and pull both layers together until they’re as tight as possible.

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