Step 6: Seal the Joints

applying seam sealer to the patch joints for a smooth edge
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Fill the joint where the patch meets the floor with a bead of seam sealer, a type of glue. Wipe up the excess with a damp rag, and run the J-roller over the seams. Wipe them again. The sealer dries clear. Wait 24 hours before walking on the patch.

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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

    Shopping List

    Double-stick tape

    Flooring adhesive

    Seam sealer

    Masking tape