How to Remove Pet Hair From Furniture Using Hair Spray

Hair spray works as an adhesive to remove pet hair.
Hair spray works as an adhesive to remove pet hair. (Image: spray image by bluefern from Fotolia.com)

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.

Things You'll Need

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

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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.

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.

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.

Tips & Warnings

  • 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.

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