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How to Remove Pet Hair From Furniture Using Hair Spray

Not only is pet hair a nuisance, but it can also be bad for your health because it harbors dust mites and can aggravate allergies. There are several ways to remove pet hair from furniture, such as by using lint rollers, a vacuum or sticky tape. Spraying hair spray on a paper towel works much like using tape.

Hair spray works as an adhesive to remove pet hair.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Hair spray
  • Dish soap
  • Cloth or rag

Not only is pet hair a nuisance, but it can also be bad for your health because it harbors dust mites and can aggravate allergies.  There are several ways to remove pet hair from furniture, such as by using lint rollers, a vacuum or sticky tape.

Spraying hair spray on a paper towel works much like using tape.  The hair spray makes the paper towel sticky, allowing it to work as an adhesive and pick up the pet hair.

  1. Spray one side of a paper towel with hair spray so that the entire side is lightly coated. Any type of hair spray will work.
  2. Press the coated side of the paper towel firmly against the furniture. Lift the paper towel up. Continue doing this until the paper towel is full. Repeat the process with a new paper towel until all of the pet hair is removed.
  3. Mix a solution of warm water and a few squirts of dish soap. Dip a wet rag or cloth in the soapy water. Wipe the furniture to remove any remaining hair-spray residue.
  4. Warning

    Never spray the hair spray directly on furniture. That will cause hair-spray residue to build up and allow pet hair to stick to the surface more easily in the future.

Things You Will Need

  • Paper towels
  • Hair spray
  • Dish soap
  • Cloth or rag

Warning

  • Never spray the hair spray directly on furniture. That will cause hair-spray residue to build up and allow pet hair to stick to the surface more easily in the future.

About the Author

Kallie Johnson began her writing career in 2009, contributing to various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She enjoys writing home and garden topics and considers herself an expert on do-it-yourself home improvement topics.

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