Tips for removing lint from clothing We all end up, sooner or later, with lint on our favorite sweater or any other woolen piece, giving it a lousy and worn look.
Luckily, there are tricks to remove pills on clothes or the sofa easily, and even to prevent them! Here are our tips and tricks for eliminating pills.
The anti-pilling razor
Very efficient and fast, using a razor specifically designed to remove pills from clothing or furniture will save you a lot of time.
Most lint razors can be used on all types of fabrics. This type of device will restore a clean and rejuvenated appearance to your sweaters, sofas and other furniture and fabric clothing.
Remove the pills with a clothes brush
There are different types of clothes brushes that can help you remove lint from fabrics and wools, including the adhesive leaf brush and the knot-hair brush, which works with the use of Velcro strips.
Remove lint by hand
Yes, it will take some time and patience, but if you don’t have a tool to remove the fluff, take advantage of a rainy Sunday to sit in front of a TV series or a movie to remove the pills from your clothes.
Remove the pills with the tweezers
Another method that will take a bit of your time, but which will make it easier for you if you do not have long nails or if the fluff is well hung. Just grab the fluff one by one, and pull gently to avoid damaging the fabric.
Remove pills with tape
If you don’t have an adhesive sheet brush, you can use tape to remove lint from your clothes or furniture. You will only have to wrap a piece of adhesive tape around your finger, sticky side out, and dab the areas where the pills are located.
Remove the pills with a hair comb
You can remove large pills on a woolen sweater or sofa with a wide-toothed hair comb. Stretch the fabric well, and pass the comb delicately so as not to make holes in your sweater.
The lice comb to remove the pills
If you have young children, you probably have lice comb lying around in a drawer. Know that you can use it to remove the fluff on your sweaters, even those in cashmere! Just lay the piece of clothing flat on a flat surface, and comb it gently.
Remove lint with a manual razor
You can use a manual razor to remove lint from fabrics. A razor with worn blades will be preferable because this will avoid damaging or cutting the fabric. Here’s how: Sit on a table, counter, or other flat surfaces; Lay the piece of fabric well; Stretch the fabric over the area to be cleaned and gently pass the razor, from top to bottom over this area.
Sandpaper to remove lint
Sandpaper, or sandpaper, is another method to try to remove lint from a sweater or sofa. Prefer a fine grain paper, then stretch the fabric before delicately rubbing the pills.
Pumice stone to remove the pills
You can use a pumice stone to remove the pills from your woolen goods. It is enough to pass it delicately over the stretched fabric simply, and the fluff will cling by itself to the pumice stone.
Remove the pills with a sponge
Using the abrasive side of a scouring sponge, you can remove the fluff from your woolen clothes and furniture. You will only have to pass the sponge over the area to be treated gently, and the pills will remain attached to the abrasive part.
Remove lint with a strip of Velcro
Velcro can help you remove the pills from your fabrics. Use a Velcro strip, hook side, to easily remove the fluff from your sweaters or your sofa by passing it gently over it.
How to prevent the appearance of pills
To avoid having to start every month, the task of removing the pills from your fabrics and woolens, follow these few anti-pilling tips:
- Wash your clothes by hand: to prevent pilling from appearing on your clothes, consider washing your clothes by hand. It is a much gentler method of cleaning fibers for fabrics and woolens than the washing machine.
- Wash your clothes in cold water: not only will cold water prevent you from ending up with a sweater three times smaller, but it will also reduce the appearance of pills.
- Beware of spinning: avoid spinning your clothes too hard to reduce the risk of seeing pills. In the machine, choose the gentle cycle and, of course, cold water.
- For machine washing: make it a habit to turn your clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine. This will prevent chafing of the visible part of the clothing on the walls of the tank, which can lead to the appearance of lint.
- Use a mild soap: you will find mild soaps designed explicitly for washing woolen fabrics. These soaps will reduce the formation of pills. Avoid abrasive powdered detergents at all costs
- Avoid fabric softeners: as some woolen fabrics react to fabric softeners or softeners by forming fluff, avoid using them as much as possible when washing.