How can I repair a vinyl folding door?
We’ve had an email from Yvonne, asking:
I have a small vinyl accordion door (single door size). One of the vinyl folds are tearing. How can I fix?
There seem to be a range of vinyl repair kits available for fixing small holes in furnishings, which might do the job.
Searching around for general advice on repairing vinyl, it seems there is a difference between fixing it and fixing it neatly. It some places the latter is seen as important but it can be a pain to find vinyl to match the colour of your aged/sun-bleached stuff. On an accordion door, you could make a feature of the repair by using a contrasting stripe of colour – and uses more stripes to reinforce the other folds to stop their tearing in the future. That would probably take more vinyl than you’d get in a little kit though.
Any more detailed fix suggestions?