How to remove lint from dark clothes?


While sick, my husband stepped up and washed clothes. He did a load of dark clothes (my scrubs) and also had a brushed cotton & wool shirt in the load of laundry. Lint has now covered some of the dark clothes ... how do I remove the lint?! HELP!!!!

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Apr 11, 2021

    Hi there, hope you're feeling much better. Duct tape or packing should work. You can also use the "Air only" setting on your dryer.

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 11, 2021

    Grab a Dryer Sheet

    It makes sense that dryer sheets, with all their amazing anti-static laundry properties, would have the power to remove lint from your clothes even when used outside of the dryer. All you have to do is rub the surface of your outfit with a single dryer sheet and voila: You’re fuzz-free!

    Employ the “Air Only” Dryer Setting

    Put on an all-black outfit only to discover it’s covered in lint? Don’t panic. Just toss it in the dryer with a clean dryer sheet and run the “air-only” setting to rid your clothing of all that lint in a pinch.

    Use a Pumice Stone

    Believe it or not, that pumice stone in your bathroom can do a whole lot more than just smooth your skin. Next time you’re faced with a pilling sweater, try rubbing it with your pumice stone to remove the balls and take any flecks of lint with it.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 11, 2021

    You could try a lint roller or a lint remover, here are the pros and cons:

    A lint roller has an adhesive strip. Lint and debris from the fabric stick to the adhesive when you roll it over the clothing. It can be fairly effective in removing loose lint or fuzz, but it doesn’t work well on deeply embedded lint or pills that are still attached to the fabric.

    A lint remover shaves the lint and pills from the fabric. It can remove deeply embedded lint and pills that are attached to the fabric. When it comes to doing a thorough job of cleaning the lint and fuzz from a sweater or other item of clothing, a lint remover is often the better option.


    The quickest and most practical way would be to put it in the clothes dryer on air fluff, but before you do make sure the lint basket and trap are free of lint.

  • Put the clothes back in the dryer on air fluff. That should take car of most of it. Then use a lint roller on what's left.

  • Dee Dee on Apr 11, 2021

    I always use a flea comb that you can buy in the pet store. It is small enough to get the tiny lint balls off.

    • Susanne Susanne on Apr 11, 2021

      try Duck-tape,roll it around all 4 fingers sticky side out and than go to work Lintbrush

  • Mogie Mogie on Apr 11, 2021

    To help keep them lint free use 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle and place items in dryer with a few microfiber clothes. The clothes will attract most of the lint.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Apr 12, 2021

    Wash again, by itself with a microfiber cloth (you can pick up a pack of 3 at the dollar store) to help pull them away. Then after drying, the old fashioned method of a sticky lint roller is probably the best method. You can also use masking tape or duct tape wrapped around your hand, press and release to pull it off clothes.

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