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How to Remove Pet Hair from Rugs and Fabric

By: Joe Truini
Using duct tape and a paint roller to remove pet hair.

Using duct tape and a paint roller to remove pet hair.

If you have a dog or cat in your house, there’s a good chance you have to deal with pet hair on your carpets, rugs, and upholstered furniture. One easy way to remove it is to apply duct tape to a paint roller with the sticky side facing up.

To use it to pick up hair, simply roll the roller over the surface. When the tape is full of hair, peel it off, and put on a new piece.

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  • Michael ex-Navy Says:
    May 3rd, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Removing pet hair from furniture and carpeting with duct tape wrapped around a roller was invented by Navymen to remove lint from our woolen uniforms back in the 50s. Masking tape would be a better alternative and cheaper. As far as pet hair with the squeegee I think he needs a better vacuum cleaner.


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