Question: “How to Remove Heavy Lint from Velcro?”
The same great hooks that make Velcro work so well also grab onto every bit of lint and hair that get near them. Here are some easy tricks to help clean the lint out of the scratchy side of your Velcro.
Removing the Lint
You Will Need:
- A vacuum
- A nail brush
- A comb
Steps to Remove the Lint:
- Rub a vacuum hose over the Velcro to remove as much lint as possible.
- Scrubbing the Velcro with a nail brush and some soap can work to loosen and remove the lint.
- Use a narrow tooth comb to comb out the remaining lint.
- Another option is to get a clean piece of Velcro from a fabric store or from the craft section of a supermarket. Rub the hook side (the scratchy side) of the clean Velcro against the hook side of the Velcro you want to clean. The clean piece will gather all of the hair and lint out of the dirty piece.
- Velcro is made of nylon. If you get dirt or a stain on it, clean it as you would nylon fabric.
- When not in use, keep Velcro fastened to avoid gathering more lint.
- If the Velcro is on an item that can be washed in the washing machine, fasten the Velcro before the wash to prevent gathering lint.
- Clean It Fast, Clean It Right by Jeff Bredenberg
- The Cleaning Encyclopedia by Don Aslett
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