Step 3: Butter the Patch

spreading adhesive on a patch of vinyl flooring with a V-notch trowel
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Protect the flooring near the patch with newspaper or cardboard. Spread the adhesive on the back of the patch using a 1/32-inch V-notch trowel (shown) or a paint roller fitted with a 3/16-inch nap cover.

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    Tools List

    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • framing square
      Framing square
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • j-roller
      J-roller
    • 3/16-inch v-notched trowel
      1/32-inch V-notch trowel or a paint roller with a 3/16-inch nap cover

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    Double-stick tape

    Flooring adhesive

    Seam sealer

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