How to Repair a Hole or Tear in a Trampoline Mat
Repairing a hole or tear in a trampoline mat is crucial to ensure the safety and longevity of your trampoline. A hole in the mat can cause a person to fall through, resulting in serious injuries. If you notice a hole or tear in your trampoline mat, it is important to repair it as soon as possible. Repairing the hole is a straightforward process that can be completed using adhesive and/or patches.
• Trampoline Repair Adhesive
• Scissors or knife
• Clean, dry cloth
• Spare trampoline mat or repair patches
Steps to Repair a Hole or Tear in a Trampoline Mat Using Adhesive:
Identify the hole or tear: Locate the hole or tear in the mat and determine its size and location.
Clean the area: Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the area around the hole. This will remove any dirt, debris or moisture from the area, which can interfere with the repair process.
Use the patches supplied or for larger tears use some material: Cut a patch from a spare trampoline mat or purchase a repair kit that comes with a patch. Cut a piece of trampoline patch material to the appropriate size, making sure to allow for at least 2 inches of overlap on all sides of the tear.
When using material, apply the adhesive: Use a strong, weather-resistant adhesive that is suitable for use on the trampoline mat. Apply a thin layer of adhesive to the back of the patch material, spreading it evenly with a clean, dry brush or spatula.
Secure the patch. Use something with force to hold/clamp the patch in place while the adhesive dries. Alternatively, you can press the patch in place with your hands. Place the material patch over the hole and press it firmly onto the mat. Make sure that the edges of the patch are firmly adhered to the mat.
Wait for the adhesive to dry completely, which typically takes up to 24 hours depending on the environment.
When using supplied polyurethane patches from the kit, apply the adhesive: Apply a thin layer of adhesive directly onto the trampoline mat, covering the hole and a little around it, spreading it evenly with a clean, dry brush, spatula or your finger.
Place the patch carefully in position over the hole or tear on top of the adhesive, making sure that it is centred and that the edges are evenly spaced around the tear.
Secure the patch. Use something with force to hold/clamp the patch in place while the adhesive dries. Alternatively, you can press the patch in place with your hands.
Allow the adhesive to dry: Wait for the adhesive to dry completely, which typically takes up to 24 hours depending on the environment.
Test the repair: After the adhesive has dried, test the repair by gently pulling on the area to make sure that the patch is secure and there are no gaps or bubbles. Test the trampoline to make sure that it is safe to use.
If you do not have a spare trampoline mat, Stormsure's repair kit that comes with patches.
Make sure that the patch is large enough to cover the entire hole or tear.
The Best thing about Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive
It doesn't matter if the holes or tears are small or large you can actually get away with just using adhesive. In fact we actually recommend just using adhesive. The adhesive is much stronger than any patch and will last longer.
You need a strong, weather-resistant adhesive that is suitable for use on the trampoline mat, one that is durable enough, waterproof, flexible enough. Stormsure Flexible Repair Adhesive is an extra strong polyurethane based adhesive perfect for this kind of repair.
The adhesive has rubbery like qualities when it has fully cured (dried) and it will last long after any trampoline mat.
All you need to do is put some adhesive into and covering the hole or tear. Leave to cure (dry) and hey presto, that's it.
The occasions when a patch is required is; If you apply the adhesive into a hole then it will run through. So you can use one of the handy patches in the repair kit on the underside which will stop the adhesive from running through and keep it in place whilst it has time to cure (dry). The patch can be removed afterwrads. Or left, that's up to you, but the adhesive on it's own is strong enough.
For larger tears, then you will need to take the trampoline mat off the springs so you can bring edges of the torn mat material together. Once you are able to bring the edges of the mat togther, you can then apply adhesive over the tear and covering a good bit over where the tear is and leave to cure (dry). You will then be able to hook the mat back up with the springs and you will find the adhesive is stretchy and durable enough and strong enough to cope with the pressure!
Allow the adhesive to dry completely before using the trampoline.
Note: Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area and inside if possible as the adhesive works best at room temperature (Above 20ºC). Wear gloves if necessary to protect your skin. Stormsure Adhesive will not work on any part of a material that is or has been treated with silicone.
In conclusion, repairing a hole in a trampoline mat is an important safety measure. It is a simple process that can be completed using adhesive and/or using repair patches. By following these steps, you can repair a hole in your trampoline mat and ensure the safety of those who use it. Remember to take your time to ensure that the repair is done correctly.