How to Clean a Lint Brush

A lint brush is a tool that removes hair and other particles from clothes, shoes and accessories. It is important to use if you have black clothing, because this color attracts visible hair and particles. In addition, work or school clothes need to look sharp and pressed. Using a lint brush will allow you to remove any debris. In time, though, your lint brush will become full. Therefore, you will need to either buy a one or clean the existing brush. Cleaning a lint brush may be more cost-efficient.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth

  • Masking tape

Step 1

Dampen the cloth in warm water. Wring out thoroughly. The cloth should be moist, but not wet.

Step 2

Gently rub the cloth over the lint brush, barely touching it. This will remove large pieces of debris.

Step 3

Tear off about 2 inches of masking tape. Place the non-sticky part on two fingers. Wrap the tape around to attach the ends, forming a tape loop.

Step 4

Place your first two fingers inside the tape loop. The sticky parts will be on the bottom and top of the fingers.

Step 5

Use the tape loop to remove lint from the brush. Begin at the top of the brush and press down firmly. The tape will lift the debris. Continue this process until the brush is clean. Use additional tape, if necessary.


Do not soak the lint brush. The masking tape will not properly pick up the lint.