How to Get Lint Off a Polyester Jacket After Washing and Before Drying

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If you're getting ready for a big presentation at work or a job interview, the last thing you want to see on your nice, polyester suit jacket is a bunch of lint. No matter what type of jacket you're wearing, having it covered in lint is not a pleasant situation. Avoid problems by turning the jacket inside out before washing it and washing it alone.

Things You'll Need

  • Masking or duct tape
  • Lint roller
  • Pumice stone
  • Lay your jacket out on a table in front of you.

  • Use a lint roller or a piece of duct or masking tape wrapped sticky-side out around your hand. Gently but firmly, roll the lint roller over your clothes or use the tape to press into the fabric and remove the lint.

  • Use new tape as necessary once the tape is filled with lint, or peel the lint roller to a new section.

  • Wipe the fabric lightly with a new, clean dry foam sponge, such as the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser if there is a lot of lint to remove and you can't get all of it with the tape. These sponges also work well for underarms or other awkward places.

  • Remove lint balls with a pumice stone. These stones are commonly found in the skin care section of a store but can be used to effectively to take lint clumps off of polyester.

  • Wash the jacket again by itself to remove the lint. If you laundered it the first time with a particularly linty item like towels, you may be able to remove it by rewashing it.

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