10 tips and tricks for removing cat hair from fabric

Living with a cat is bliss, but it’s difficult to keep their hair from getting everywhere. If for the well-being of your pet it is recommended to brush it regularly and remove more dead hair, this solution is not enough to avoid them clinging to the fabrics. How to effectively eliminate them in this case? Discover our 10 tips and tricks in this file.

Tip #1: the rubber glove

Rubber gloves used for washing dishes can also have a secondary use and prove effective in removing cat hair from fabric. Simply put it on, moisten it and move your gloved hand in circular movements over the respective fabric or over surfaces such as furniture and carpets. Cat hair easily sticks to it.

Tip #2: the damp cloth

The principle of the damp cloth is similar to the solution of rubber gloves. Dampen a clean tea towel, run it over the fabric soaked with cat hair and the cat hair will adhere very easily and be removed effortlessly.

Tip #3: the sticky brush

This trick is one of the most popular among cat and dog owners. Available in all supermarkets and many other stores, these sticky brushes roll on the surface of the fabric to remove the hair. Once the glue stops sticking, just tear off the film and the following ones will have the same function. On the other hand, this solution is reserved for small areas. Removing hair from a sofa or carpet would cost you too much!

Note that there are also washable solutions that can restore the adhesive’s effectiveness without creating waste. A friendly and ecological solution, but effective only for removing a few hairs on small pieces of fabric.

Tip 4: Old tights

If you still have old, outdated or holey tights in your closet, don’t throw them away! They are very effective against cat dander. Nylon models work due to the static electricity generated. Simply insert your hand and run over the surface of the fabrics to be cleaned. The friction automatically and effortlessly attracts the hairs stuck to it.

Tip #5: Adhesive Paper

This derivative of the stick brush is very useful for removing cat hair from small-scale fabrics, e.g. B. Clothes. Stick the sticky paper on your hand for a better grip, then stick it on the areas covered with your little companion’s fur scraps. You will just stay there.

Tip #6: the softening cloth

The softening towels used in the dryer are effective against the hair of our little companions. New or used, keep them to wipe down all your fabric surfaces that have hair stuck to them, regardless of you! You will stick to it very easily.

Tip #7: the velvet brush

Thanks to its electrostatic power, the velvet brush works well against cat hair. On the other hand, you must always guide it in the same direction, taking care to remove all the collected hairs after each use, otherwise you risk putting them down again elsewhere. This brush is very useful for cleaning large area fabrics.

Tip #8: the washcloth

To remove cat hair, a damp washcloth or even a sponge is sufficient, provided it is clean. Moisten it and run it in a circle over the fabric surfaces to be cleaned. Your little friend’s hair gathers in small piles. You just have to pick them up by hand and throw them in the trash.

Tip #9: the electrostatic brush

Another solution that uses the electrostatic principle is the cylindrical plastic brush, which is very effective at removing hair from your fabrics as it attracts them like a magnet. Run it over the surfaces to be removed to create a clean area.

Tip #10: The vacuum cleaner, a false good idea?

We often hear about vacuums being used to remove cat hair from fabrics. However, this is not the ideal solution! On the one hand, the vacuum cleaner has a very limited efficiency, since it only removes the hairs on the surface, but it is powerless against those that are embedded deep in the tissue.

Regardless of whether you pass the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner or special devices that imitate the velvet brush, the suction action irreversibly damages the fabrics, as it relaxes the fibers. Avoid to avoid damaging your fabrics and opt for a more effective cleaning solution instead.

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