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How do you remove lint from a black wool coat and keep it from coming back?

Started 1355688233.407 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1355788692.057 by depglass

Trying to get the lint off of a black wool coat and it seems like it will never come off and how do you keep it off once you get it off?

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CouponQueen1355688315.145150 PostsRegistered 10/21/2010

I use a lint roller and I have to keep up on it. Doing it every time I put the jacket on.

Kachina6241355688537.26719338 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
You use a lint brush or one of those stickey rollers to remove lint. You can even wrap Scotch tape stickey side out around your hand. The only way to keep it from coming back is to stay away from things that create lint such as big, fuzzy white animals. Such is the joy of owning a black or navy garment. Next time choose tweed.

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VaBelle351355688838.10710873 PostsRegistered 11/19/2004VA suburbs of Washington, DC

I agree. I invest in multiple packages of lint rollers. LOL

I wear black a LOT (Lisa Robertson has nothing on me).

I have a lint roller in every room, my car and my office.

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occasional­rain1355688957.19718061 PostsRegistered 8/21/2007

I don't have a problem removing; I have every lint remover known to man or woman, but keeping it off is something for an inventor to work on present on Shark Tank.

I have two Siamese cats so I have to limit black and navy in my wardrobe. I like black and navy but I like my cats more.

shoekitty1355689470.0514939 PostsRegistered 8/10/2006


I use the lint rollers or strapping tape wrapped around my hand. You might try a static spray or scotch guarding spray to help keep lint off. Most of the time it is just the material that seems to attract lint. Some wool coats do, some don't. I have black jackets that seem to repel lint, others act like a lint brush. I heard the sprays help.

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PinkyPetun­ia1355689590.794688 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004NJ

You can try spraying the coat with anti-static spray in hopes of keeping the coat from collecting too much lint, but a dark wool coat is like a lint magnet. Keep a lint roller handy.

Krimpette1355690308.56711304 PostsRegistered 9/7/2007MidAtlantic

It's such a shame, especially since black wool coats are so very classy!

celeste271355690728.08390 PostsRegistered 2/7/2007minnesota

Move to Italy!! I'm not kidding!! The last time I was in Italy (Tuscan region) my always linted up navy fleece jacket miraculously restored itself and was lint-free my entire visit. To the point where once on a train I had put it on the seat next to me and wondered whose jacket it was!

Once back in the states, it became my usual lint-filled jacket.

Fashion11355693048.283214 PostsRegistered 9/4/2012

One trick I use that helps a little is that whenever I hang up or lay down on any surface any black coat or sweater, I turn it inside out. That way it helps to keep lint from collecting between wearings.

StylishLady1355700014.9274339 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

I go through a lot of lint rollers and I wear a lot of leather. Leather means far less lint, but also hard to keep a napkin on your lap. Smile

lolakimono1355702839.50717583 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

You can also use a rubber glove, wet it, and run your hand along the coat. It picks up the hair and makes long strands or balls.

Lanikins1355707835.8871884 PostsRegistered 6/13/2009

I have read NOT to use the sticky rollers because you are essentially coating the fabric with sticky stuff that will just attract more lint. Use a good lint brush instead.

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namealread­ytaken1355709718.5338421 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009

I have a gadget that I bought at Target called Fur Fighter@ made by Scotch. They have a handle that grips like a hairbrush and once used, refills that detach via peel off and are applied via stick on.

They are made for upholstered furniture but work so well on clothing. They are not cheap like the paper stickies but work much better and do not end up putting more junk on than they remove. The initial purchase contains several of the refills and a $1 off coupon for subsequet refills. I thought I had died and gone to Heaven when I found this product. It is in the housekeeping section.

I have a very long-haired Persian and a border collie so I know about hair.

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Debbie14261355710853.0735361 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012

I use the magic brush by Evercare - $3.50 on Amazon. I just bought another one for my SIL. No sticky stuff. No refills. Works great.

baby burns1355714213.078793 PostsRegistered 12/9/2007

hi everyone, if any body figures out what will keep the black coats, lint free, they will make a fortune. thats one reason, i wear so many leather coats, if i pull out my black coat, i have to spend all that time, getting it off, and have to carry another lint brush with me, its a pain in the as-!

insomniac1355752050.4078305 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I have a navy blue wool coat ( I love it), but it also attracts lint. I just do the sticky roller thing, as so many of you do.


namealread­ytaken1355757648.1678421 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009

Debbie, I too have the evercare brush and it would probably work just wonderfully for lint only which is what the OP requested and I got mired in my own issues of cat and dog fur. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} I forgot that not everyone has an animal menagerie.

Debbie14261355758187.575361 PostsRegistered 9/12/2012
On 12/17/2012 namealreadytaken said:

Debbie, I too have the evercare brush and it would probably work just wonderfully for lint only which is what the OP requested and I got mired in my own issues of cat and dog fur. {#emotions_dlg.biggrin} I forgot that not everyone has an animal menagerie.

Hi Name! Yes, it is a wonderful brush but I do not have pets so cannot speak to dogs or cats shedding. I imagine it is quite an ordeal to keep fur off black wool! My friend bought a shih-tzu just for this reason.

bopper1355758984.54314299 PostsRegistered 8/5/2007

Thanks everyone, great ideas!

depglass1355788692.05725017 PostsRegistered 11/14/2006

My solution - don't buy black anything unless it is a smooth fabric.

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