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how to remove pilling ?
How to remove pilling?

In this article, you will find very useful tips for removing the pills from your woolen articles.  They are often a source of frustration, and are a characteristic of almost all kinds of wool and other fibres. Some pilling more than others, such as cashmere. The only wool in the world that does not pilling and which delights its users, is Alpaca wool! 

The small plushes that appear on the wool meshes are not necessarily signs of poor quality. Most of them are due to poor maintenance or wear due to excessive friction of the material. The pilling often occurs on sweaters, scarves, plaids and anything else that can be used or worn regularly.

There are different ways to deal with these little balls. Get ready to discover the top 10 methods that have already proven their worth. They are all effective and most of them are very easy to use. Some, however, require special attention to avoid disaster, and permanently lose the use of your wool item.

It is up to you to choose the method that seems most suitable for your pilling problem!

How to remove pilling ?_Solutions for removing pilling on wool articles

Solutions for removing pilling on wool articles

  1. Let's start with the simplest solution. Remove the stuffed animals by hand! It often requires a lot of time, but this method allows to be precise and the result is guaranteed!


  1. The second method is also well known, it is the adhesive roller. Not only does it remove the hair from your clothes, but also the pilling goes through them. The roll is very easy to find in the clothing section of your supermarket and is easy to use. Simply remove the first layer of paper and pass the roll over the fabric. If it no longer sticks, remove the second sheet and so on. 


  1. Some people tend to choose the tweezers, which are effective against nascent pimples or those that are strongly attached. It is one of the slowest, but it remains one of the safest ways. 


  1. The use of velcro to remove lint is also very effective. In fact, the velcro lint brush is similar to the simple hairbrush, but has a special pad that holds the lint.


  1. The fifth method is to take an old nylon tights, put your hand inside and rub from top to bottom on the fabric. This way the plushes will stick to your pantyhose, perfect to get rid of them!


  1. Most wool specialists recommend using a lice comb, or a baby hair comb. Both have clenched teeth that will hold the pilling. The trick is to put your sweater flat and be careful when you comb it. This method is ideal for small damaged surfaces.


  1. You can easily remove your pilling with sandpaper, sandpaper or the abrasive side of a sponge. Simply tighten the fabric firmly and gently rub it with one of the three proposed solutions. Be careful not to insist on any particular area, as this could damage the fabric. This method is most effective when you want to get rid of pilling on supermarkets, such as in the case of a plaid.


  1. One method is to remove the pilling with a razor. Simply tension your item tightly and then pass the razor blade over the damaged surface from top to bottom. This will hold the plushes in the blades and make the fabric softer and sharper. If you choose this method, it is preferable to choose a 3-blade model. This will reduce the risk of damaging the fabric, especially if you choose a worn (less sharp) razor. Note that despite its effectiveness, this method remains perilous.


  1. If you are confused about the blades of the basic razor, you can also get a special electric sweater razor, available in store. This small anti-pilling machine has a removable collecting tray and gives you the possibility to adjust the cutting height to 3 positions.


  1. The last method, also very effective, is to use a pair of scissors. Very effective when confronted with thicker plush toys. It is recommended to combine the scissors with one of the above methods for the more delicate parts.

H2 : How to avoid pillingEveryone knows that prevention is better than cure, so it is essential to pay attention to your fabrics when caring for them.

It is important to read the care instructions on the instructions for your clothes.

A word of advice: to avoid the appearance of pilling, remember to wash your sweaters, hats or gloves inside out.  If you use the washing machine, don't forget to program your machine to wash gently, cold or at 30 degrees Celsius. Still, wash by hand in cold water with mild and suitable products. Also avoid fabric softeners, as they promote the development of pilling.

Spinning and tumble drying should be forgotten so as not to wear out or deform your fabrics. Indeed, friction favours the appearance of pilling.