One of the things we adore about animals is how soft and fluffy they are. However, this can quickly turn into a nightmare when they shed their hair all over your beautiful furniture. Here’s how to remove pet hair quickly and easily:
Try damp rubber gloves – Dampen a pair of clean rubber gloves and run your hands over the fabric in different directions to attract pet hair. You’ll be amazed at how much hair this technique picks up! Then rinse it off and repeat as needed. If your furniture is suede, use a dry rubber glove instead to avoid marking it
Use a vacuum cleaner – we recommend vacuuming your furniture at least once a month, whether you have pets or not. Pet owners may want to do this more often and remember to use the nozzle attachment to get into all the nooks and crannies where hair gathers. For stubborn pet hair, you may want to invest in a specialist pet hair vacuum like the Dyson Big Ball Animal 2
Make use of lint rollers – lint rollers aren’t just reserved for clothes, they can be really effective at removing pet hair from upholstery – and they’re cheap too. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Simply get a paint roller and some tape (ideally duct tape), wrap the tape – sticky side out – around the roller and you’re good to go!
Avoid stiff–fibre or metal brushes – whilst it can be tempting to give your furniture a good, hard scrub with a stiff-bristled brush to get rid of pet hair, this can damage the fabric. Instead, always use a soft brush and gently brush any hairs away. If you can’t get rid of them, try using a vacuum cleaner instead
Avoid wet cleaning – never wet clean your furniture as this can cause the colours to ‘bleed’ or leave a permanent mark. If you need to remove a stain, you can try using a damp cloth, but always spot check a discreet area first to ensure that it doesn’t leave a mark
If your furniture is looking particularly grubby, we’d recommend getting it cleaned by a specialist.