When you’ve been ironing on the floor…

…and the iron has caught the carpet and burnt it a little. You can sometimes get away with giving the carpet a light haircut by carefully trimming the damaged tufts with sharp scissors.

But for heavier scorching, you need to remove any loosened fibres with a stiff-bristled brush before gently rubbing with a piece of very fine sandpaper to try to disguise it.

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