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How to Seal a Leak on an Inflatable?

Updated: Mar 27

The method for sealing a leak on an inflatable will depend on the size and location of the leak. Here are some general steps you can take:


Inflatable Football Being Inflated
Giant Inflatable Football

Locate the leak: Inflate the inflatable and listen for any hissing sounds or feel for escaping air with your hands. You can also spray a mixture of soap and water on the inflatable and look for bubbles, which will indicate the location of the leak.

  1. Mark the leak: Once you've located the leak, mark it with a permanent marker or a piece of tape. This will help you find the leak again if you need to.

  2. Deflate the inflatable: Once you've marked the leak, deflate the inflatable completely. Make sure it is completely dry before proceeding.

  3. Prepare the surface: Clean the area around the leak with a mild soap and water solution. Rinse the area and dry it completely with a clean towel.

  4. Apply a patch: Depending on the size of the leak, you can use a patch kit specifically designed for inflatables or a piece of duct tape. If using a patch kit, follow the instructions carefully to ensure proper application. If using duct tape, cut a piece of tape slightly larger than the leak and apply it over the hole, pressing down firmly on the edges to ensure a tight seal.

  5. Reinforce the patch: If using a patch kit, it may be a good idea to reinforce the patch with additional layers of adhesive or tape. Make sure the patch is completely dry and secure before reinflating the inflatable.

  6. Inflate the inflatable: Once the patch is in place and secure, inflate the inflatable to its recommended pressure level and check for any additional leaks. If you find any, repeat the process until the inflatable is completely sealed.


How To Seal Inflatables

Remember, sealing a leak on an inflatable is not a permanent fix and the inflatable may eventually need to be replaced. In order to seal an inflatable you need create a layer that completely closes the unwanted gash or opening with a material that can withstand the pressure just as well as the original. In the video above we provide instructions on how it is done. If you feel uneasy working on it you can send it to us and we will have our team members look at and assess the damage before working on it.


As an inflatable company, we understand that accidents can happen and inflatables may sometimes rip or get damaged. In such cases, we will assess the damage and fix it for you. Our team of experts will carefully inspect the inflatable to determine the extent of the damage and recommend the best course of action for repair. We use the exact same high-quality materials and proven techniques to ensure that your inflatable is restored to its original condition and ready for use. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and are committed to providing you with the best possible experience. If you have any concerns or questions about a damaged inflatable, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We will do everything we can to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our services.

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