Best Way to Remove Pet Hair from Upholstery

If you have pets in your home, then you might be dealing with pet hair all over your sofas. Unfortunately, except you have a leather couch, your sofa is without a doubt spotted with hairs that are difficult to remove. If this is the case, you may want to reach out to our upholstery cleaning services Sydney team or find ways to eliminate pet fur from your furniture. If you consider the latter approach, here’s the best way to remove pet hair from upholstery to ensure it stays new and clean.

Removing hair using a vacuum cleaner

While vacuuming is the most popular method for removing pet hair from your upholstery, ensure your vacuum cleaner comes with a brush attachment to clean your furniture and is strong enough to eliminate the most challenging pet hairs.

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Go over the couch surface twice in different ways to completely get rid of the pet fur. If the brush’s bristles get congested with hair, use your fingers to release and eliminate them.

If your couch comes with removal cushion covers, take them out and put them into a washing machine while adhering to the cleaning directions on your upholstery. After washing, put the cushion covers into a dryer or air-dry to clear out the lint trap when finished.

Removing using rubber gloves

Rubber gloves are great for removing pet hair from your sofas. In addition to being very effective, they’re enough to help you clean out an entire couch which is cost-effective. Here’s a guide on how to use these gloves effectively:

  • Put on a pair of elastic gloves and wet them under the tap. 
  • Rub your hands over the couch surface, beginning from the upper backside and work your way to the base of the cushion seats.
  •  Wash the pet hair attached to your gloved hands and continue until you get rid of all of it from the entire upholstery.

This technique is equally effective in cleaning and removing pet hair from your outdoor cushions. After eliminating everything, follow the manufacturer’s care guide to clear any stains and complete cleaning.

Removal using a lint roller

Lint rollers are inexpensive, handy tools available for sale in several convenience stores or grocery shops. To use the roller to get rid of the pet hair:

  • Apply it over the surface couch to drag any loose pet hair. 
  • When it’s filled with fur, take off the roller’s outer layer, dispose, and proceed to remove any remaining pet hairs. 

You can also build your lint roller using sticky tape like duct tape or masking by:

  • Folding the tape over your hand with the adhesive side outward. 
  • Using your hand, pat the hairs from the couch.

Although these DIY tips are practical, upholstery can be an expensive piece of investment, which may require delicate and unique material to give it the best of treatment. Our upholstery cleaning services Sydney team adopt several techniques appropriate for your upholstery type for the best result. Contact Couch Master or visit to remove all the elusive and persistent hair in your upholstery.