How To Remove Pet Hair From Your Furniture


Remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with rubber gloves. Wear a pair of disposable rubber gloves, and dampen them with water so the hair will stick. Run your hand over the surface to attract hair. Simply rinse off the glove when it’s covered with hair, and repeat as needed.

If you don’t have rubber gloves handy, try a slightly wet sponge instead. This method doesn’t use up lots of tape needlessly.

  • As another option, use a pet grooming or deshedding glove, if you have one. These gloves are very effective for collecting fur.
  • You can also spray a mix of water and fabric softener onto your upholstered furniture, then wipe the hair off.
  • To remove pet hair from wooden furniture, use a soft cloth and furniture polish or anti-static dusting spray. The spray will eliminate the electric charge, making removal easier and lessening the likelihood that the hair will re-stick

Use tape. Flatten a section of sticky tape against the furniture, let it sit for a few moments, and peel it away to remove stubborn dog hairs. Use broad sections of tape to make the process go more quickly. Duct tape and masking tape are good choices. You may have to do this many times to get all the hair off.


  • Consider making yourself a makeshift lint roller using tape, preferably masking or duct tape. Rip off a generous piece of tape and put it around your hand so that the sticky side is facing out. Then pat the furniture where the hair is so that the hair comes off with the tape. You may have use several pieces of tape depending on how much hair there is.
  • Be careful using duct tape (and other especially strong types of tape) on furniture that is coated in paint or another thin veneer. If you do use duct tape, don’t leave it on for more than a few seconds. Strong adhesives might peel away paint from your furniture.


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