Dealing with pet fur stuck to clothing is just a part of life for most pet owners. If you’re familiar with trying to de-fuzz yourself before leaving the house, try this super effective tip for how to remove pet fur from clothing using hairspray!
I’ve tried just about every trick to remove pet fur from clothing and this is a great one, especially if you have cats or dogs with soft, fluffy fur. Who would have thought that hairspray would come in handy for something like this?
Now I have to let you know, if you have pets with short, wiry fur, then this might not be the trick to help you. Actually, there might not be anything that can help you other than taking a pair of tweezers and pulling the pieces of fur off of your clothing one by one. Our dog Chuckers has that kind of fur and once it gets on clothing, it really seems to wedge itself right into the fibres and it just won’t let go. Prevention is definitely the name of the game with fur like that, so our best bet is always to just vacuum like crazy and try to avoid having our clothes come into contact with his fur at all in the first place.
Well, if we need to leave the house looking presentable at least. Most of the time we just fall for his cute little face and we end up covered in the fur anyway. 🙂
How to Remove Pet Fur From Clothing With Hairspray
This trick is great though if you’re dealing with fur that’s a little fluffier and softer, or even if you happen to get a bunch of fuzz all over your clothing from running it through the wash with a very fuzzy blanket.
So here’s what you do!
Take a clean, dry cloth and a bottle of hairspray, along with the piece of clothing that needs to be de-fuzzed. I’m using the e-cloth Kitchen Cloth for this, but any clean dry cloth seems to work just fine as far as I’ve been able to tell.
Spray a generous amount of hairspray on the cloth. A least 1-2 seconds’ worth.
Let it sit for about 10 seconds so that it stars to semi-dry.
Gently wipe the fabric with the cloth to remove the fur, working perpendicular to the “grain” of the fabric, if you can tell which way that is.
This is great because it picks up even the really fine furs and fuzz that other fur removing methods don’t seem to be able to pick up!
Give this one a try and let me know if it worked for your pet fur removal situation! 🙂
Do you have a favorite trick to remove pet fur from clothing before you leave the house?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.