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How to Get Pet Hair off of Fleece

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Did you know that 67% of pet owners struggle with removing pet hair from their fleece? If you’re one of them, fret not!

I’ve got you covered with this step-by-step guide on how to effectively get rid of pet hair from your cozy fleece garments.

From choosing the right tools to using fabric softener and lint rollers, I’ll share all the tips and tricks you need to keep your fleece fur-free and looking fresh.

Key Takeaways

  • Lint rollers are the most convenient and efficient option for removing pet hair from fleece.
  • Fabric softener sheets can be used to quickly and effectively remove pet hair from fleece.
  • Lint rollers, tape, and vacuum cleaners with upholstery attachments can be used to remove stray hairs from fleece.
  • Rubber gloves can be used to easily remove pet hair from fleece and other fabrics.

Choosing the Right Tools

I’m going to use a lint roller to remove the pet hair from my fleece. Lint rollers are great cleaning products specifically designed to remove lint, hair, and other small particles from clothing. They work by using adhesive sheets that pick up and trap the pet hair as you roll the roller over the surface of the fleece.

One alternative method to remove pet hair from fleece is to use a damp rubber glove. Simply wet the glove, then run your hand over the fleece in a sweeping motion. The pet hair will stick to the glove, making it easy to remove.

Another alternative method is to use a pet hair removal brush. These brushes have specially designed bristles that attract and remove pet hair from clothing.

Both of these alternative methods are effective in removing pet hair from fleece, but I find that the lint roller is the most convenient and efficient option.

Preparing the Fleece

To start, I’ll gather a lint roller and run it over the fleece to remove any pet hair. This is an important step in preparing the fleece for washing, as pet hair can easily become tangled and clump together during the washing process. Using a lint roller helps to eliminate this issue and ensures a cleaner wash.

Once I’ve removed the pet hair, I’ll proceed with washing the fleece. I’ll fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add a small amount of mild detergent. It’s important to avoid using harsh detergents or fabric softeners, as they can damage the fleece. I’ll gently agitate the fleece in the water, making sure to thoroughly clean all areas.

After washing, I’ll rinse the fleece with clean water to remove any remaining detergent. Then, I’ll gently squeeze out the excess water without wringing or twisting the fabric. Finally, I’ll lay the fleece flat on a clean towel and roll it up, pressing down to absorb more water. I’ll repeat this process with a dry towel until the fleece is just slightly damp.

Now, let’s take a look at a table to summarize the steps to preparing fleece for washing:

Step Instructions
1 Gather a lint roller and run it over the fleece to remove pet hair
2 Fill a basin or sink with lukewarm water and add mild detergent
3 Gently agitate the fleece in the water to clean it
4 Rinse the fleece with clean water to remove detergent
5 Squeeze out excess water and lay the fleece flat to dry on a towel

Removing Pet Hair With Fabric Softener

Using fabric softener sheets is a quick and effective way to eliminate any stray pet hair from the surface of the fleece. It’s a simple alternative method for removing pet hair that requires minimal effort. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Start by gathering a fabric softener sheet and the fleece garment or item that has pet hair on it.
  2. Take the fabric softener sheet and rub it gently over the surface of the fleece. Make sure to cover all areas where pet hair is present.
  3. The fabric softener sheet will attract the pet hair and remove it from the fleece.
  4. Continue to rub the fabric softener sheet until you see most of the pet hair sticking to it.
  5. Once you’re satisfied with the results, shake off any loose hairs from the fleece.
  6. Finally, give the fleece a quick wash to remove any remaining pet hair and fabric softener residue.

Using fabric softener sheets for pet hair removal is a convenient and effective method that leaves your fleece clean and hair-free.

Using Lint Rollers and Tape

While using a lint roller or tape, I can easily remove any stray hairs from the surface of my fleece. However, sometimes these methods aren’t enough to completely get rid of all the pet hair. That’s when I turn to vacuuming techniques to ensure a thorough clean.

First, I make sure to use the upholstery attachment on my vacuum cleaner. This attachment has soft bristles that help lift the pet hair from the fleece without damaging the fabric. I gently run the attachment over the fleece, making sure to cover all areas.

If there are still some stubborn hairs left, I dampen a cloth with water and lightly wipe the fleece. The dampness helps the pet hair stick to the cloth, making it easier to remove.

With these steps, I can confidently say goodbye to pet hair on my fleece.

Other Tips and Tricks

When I need to remove stubborn pet hair from my fleece, I find that using a rubber glove works wonders. Here’s how I do it:

  1. Put on a clean rubber glove and dampen it slightly with water.
  2. Rub the glove over the fleece in a sweeping motion, applying gentle pressure.
  3. The rubber surface of the glove will attract the pet hair, making it easy to remove.
  4. Once you’ve covered the entire fleece, simply peel off the collected pet hair from the glove.

This method isn’t only effective in removing pet hair from fleece, but it also has other practical uses. For example, you can use the rubber glove to remove lint from clothing, clean upholstery, or even remove dust from hard-to-reach places. It’s a versatile and tool-free solution for keeping your fleece and other fabrics clean and hair-free.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use the Same Tools and Methods to Remove Pet Hair From Other Types of Fabric?

Yes, the same tools and methods can be used to remove pet hair from other fabric types that are prone to pet hair buildup. Here are some tips for removing pet hair from delicate fabrics.

Is There a Specific Type of Fabric Softener That Works Best for Removing Pet Hair From Fleece?

I found that using fabric softener alternatives helped reduce pet hair buildup on fleece. As for the specific type, I recommend trying a hypoallergenic fabric softener to see if it works well for you.

Can I Use a Hairdryer to Blow off Pet Hair From Fleece?

Yes, using a hairdryer on low heat and speed can effectively blow off pet hair from fleece. Alternatively, you can try using a lint roller, sticky tape, or a damp cloth to remove the hair.

Are There Any Natural Remedies or Homemade Solutions for Removing Pet Hair From Fleece?

I’ve found some natural remedies and homemade solutions to remove pet hair from fleece. These methods are easy to follow and can help you get rid of those pesky hairs in no time. Let me share them with you.

How Often Should I Clean My Fleece Items to Prevent Excessive Pet Hair Buildup?

How often should I clean my fleece items to prevent excessive pet hair buildup? Is there a specific type of fabric softener that works best for removing pet hair from fleece? Let’s find out.


In conclusion, getting pet hair off of fleece can be a breeze with the right tools and techniques. By using fabric softener, lint rollers, and tape, you can easily remove those stubborn fur strands.

Don’t forget to prepare the fleece beforehand by shaking it out and using a lint brush.

Remember, a little bit of effort goes a long way in keeping your fleece clean and hair-free. So, say goodbye to pet hair and hello to cozy, fur-free fleece!