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How to Get Pet Hair off Blankets

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I’ve been there – snuggling up in a cozy blanket only to find it covered in pet hair. It’s frustrating, but fear not! I’ve discovered some tried and true methods to banish that pesky fur.

In this article, I’ll guide you through choosing the right fabric, prepping the blanket, using lint rollers and sticky tape, vacuuming, and washing and drying techniques.

Say goodbye to pet hair on your blankets once and for all!

Key Takeaways

  • Fabrics with tight weaves, such as microfiber or polyester blends, are less likely to trap pet hair.
  • Fabrics with a smooth texture are better at repelling pet hair.
  • Darker colored fabrics can help camouflage pet hair.
  • Use a lint roller or pet hair brush to keep blankets fur-free.

Choosing the Right Fabric

I’m going to choose a fabric that repels pet hair for my blankets.

When selecting a fabric for blankets that are prone to accumulating pet hair, there are a few key factors to consider.

First and foremost, look for fabrics with tight weaves, such as microfiber or polyester blends. These fabrics are less likely to trap pet hair, making it easier to remove.

Additionally, opt for fabrics that have a smooth texture, as rough surfaces tend to attract and hold onto pet hair.

Another important aspect to consider is the color of the fabric. Light-colored fabrics may show pet hair more prominently, while darker colors can help camouflage it.

Lastly, consider using a pet hair removal tool, like a lint roller or a pet hair brush, to keep your blankets fur-free. These tools can efficiently remove any stubborn pet hair that may have clung onto the fabric.

Prepping the Blanket

To start, I’ll shake the blanket vigorously to loosen any loose debris. This will help remove any pet hair or dirt that may be trapped in the fabric.

Once I’ve done that, I’ll use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush the blanket in the direction of the fabric. This brushing technique will help to lift and remove any pet hair that may be embedded in the fibers. It’s important to be thorough and take your time when brushing to ensure you remove as much hair as possible.

Next, I’ll use a lint roller to go over the entire surface of the blanket. The sticky tape on the lint roller will easily pick up any remaining pet hair that may still be present.

Transitioning into the next section, using lint rollers and sticky tape will provide an additional layer of pet hair removal for those hard-to-reach areas.

Using Lint Rollers and Sticky Tape

After shaking the blanket and brushing it, I’ll use a lint roller and sticky tape to pick up any remaining debris or particles. These tools are essential in removing stubborn pet hair from blankets.

The lint roller consists of a handle and a roll of sticky paper that easily picks up hair when rolled over the fabric. Simply roll the lint roller back and forth across the blanket, applying gentle pressure to ensure maximum hair removal.

The sticky tape method is another effective way to remove pet hair. Cut a piece of tape, make it into a loop, and then press it onto the blanket, adhesive side down. Lift the tape and watch as it lifts the hair right off the fabric. This method is particularly useful for hard-to-reach areas or smaller spots.

Vacuuming the Pet Hair Away

Using a vacuum cleaner is an effective method for removing stubborn pet hair from blankets. Here are three vacuuming techniques that will help you get rid of pet hair easily and efficiently:

  • Use the upholstery attachment: This special attachment is designed to remove pet hair from fabric surfaces. It has rubber bristles that attract and lift the hair, making it easier to vacuum away.

  • Vacuum in different directions: Pet hair can be deeply embedded in the fibers of your blankets, so vacuuming in multiple directions will help loosen and lift the hair more effectively.

  • Empty the vacuum frequently: Pet hair can quickly fill up the vacuum’s canister or bag, reducing its suction power. Emptying it regularly will ensure optimal performance.

By following these pet hair removal tips, you’ll have clean and hair-free blankets in no time.

Now, let’s move on to discussing washing and drying techniques for your blankets.

Washing and Drying Techniques

I find it helpful to separate my blankets by color before washing and drying them to ensure that they don’t bleed onto each other.

When it comes to drying, it’s important to consider the fabric type and the pet hair situation. For blankets with a lot of pet hair, it’s best to first remove as much hair as possible using a lint roller or a sticky tape. This will prevent the hair from clogging your dryer.

Once the excess hair is removed, you can proceed to dry the blankets. I recommend using a low heat setting to avoid shrinking or damaging the fabric. Additionally, adding a few tennis balls or dryer balls to the dryer can help fluff the blankets and reduce drying time.

If you like a softer feel, consider using fabric softener during the wash cycle. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the label and avoid using too much, as it can leave a residue.

With these washing and drying techniques, you’ll have clean, hair-free blankets in no time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use a Lint Roller or Sticky Tape on Delicate Fabrics Like Silk or Cashmere?

Yes, you can use a lint roller or sticky tape on delicate fabrics like silk or cashmere. However, if you’re concerned about damaging the fabric, there are alternative pet hair removal hacks you can try.

What Should I Do if My Pet’s Hair Is Deeply Embedded in the Blanket Fibers?

If my pet’s hair is deeply embedded in the blanket fibers, I find it helpful to first use a lint roller or sticky tape to remove as much as possible. Then, I follow up with a damp cloth or rubber gloves to further loosen and collect the remaining hair.

Is It Safe to Use Dryer Sheets or Fabric Softeners When Washing Pet Hair off Blankets?

Using dryer sheets or fabric softeners when washing pet hair off blankets is safe, but not always effective. I find that using a pet hair remover brush or glove works better at removing deeply embedded hair.

Can I Use a Regular Household Vacuum Cleaner to Remove Pet Hair From My Blankets?

Yes, a regular household vacuum cleaner can be used to remove pet hair from blankets. However, there are alternative methods such as using a lint roller or rubber gloves. For stubborn hair, professional cleaning may be necessary.

Are There Any Specific Laundry Detergents or Stain Removers That Are Particularly Effective in Removing Pet Hair From Blankets?

I found that using a lint roller or rubber gloves can be effective in removing pet hair from blankets. Additionally, adding a half cup of vinegar to the wash cycle can help loosen the hair.


In conclusion, keeping pet hair off blankets can be a breeze with the right techniques. By choosing the right fabric, prepping the blanket, using lint rollers and sticky tape, vacuuming, and using proper washing and drying techniques, you can ensure that your blankets stay fur-free and cozy.

So grab your trusty lint roller and say goodbye to those pesky pet hairs! Remember, a little extra effort goes a long way in keeping your blankets clean and comfortable.

Happy cuddling!