Vacuum the carpet to get out the caked-on debris. Use the vacuum's nozzle to remove dirt from around the balusters.
Clean the carpet with a mild detergent to remove oils from the worn areas. Use a soft brush to scrub the entire carpet areas. Remove the soap with a damp sponge and allow the entire carpet area to dry.
Take some fibers off a carpet area in a closet or from the extra carpet you may have from installation. Use a razor. Cut the fibers at the base of the carpet.
Cover the worn areas with a waterproof adhesive. With a toothpick, press the carpet fibers down over the adhesive. Manipulate the fibers so they are standing up.
Allow the area to dry for 24 hours before walking on the steps or stairs. Trim any fibers sticking up with scissors so they're level with the rest of the carpet.
Things You Will Need
- Vacuum nozzle
- Carpet cleaner
- Carpet fibers
- Adhesive glue
- Plastic carpet covering
- Use a plastic carpet cover during times of heavy use like home improvement projects to protect your stairs.