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How To Remove Pet Hair From Upholstery

We love our pets, but can live without the hairy mess they leave behind on our furniture and carpets. Learn how to clean up pet hair with the tips below.

Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum with upholstery attachments
  • Tape Roller
  • Tape

How To Do It

  1. To remove pet hair from upholstery, use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  2. Another option to remove pet hair from fabric or upholstery, try a pet rake (a brush with crimped nylon bristles), velour brush, tape roller or even tape wrapped around your hand, and apply light even strokes to remove the hair.


A "pet sponge" is a great option for both upholstery and carpets - especially at the edges, where pet hair tends to collect and vacuums have a hard time reaching. These sponges, which are used dry, are available at pet supply stores.