How to Clean Dog Hair off of Sofa Fabric

Dog hair does not easily vacuum off sofas.
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Shedding is a seasonal hazard to clothes, furniture and carpets. If you've lost your sofa to layers of dog hair, you can reclaim it with a bit of work. Of course, if you don't train your dog to stay off the couch, the mounds of hair will rapidly return.

Step 1

Vacuum as much loose hair off your sofa as possible. Remove cushions and vacuum the sides and bottoms. If your vacuum has a pet hair or lint attachment, use that.

Step 2

Dampen a lint-free cloth or sponge with clean water. The towel should be just damp; no water should come out when you wring or squeeze it.

Step 3

Wipe all surfaces of your sofa to remove dog hair. Rinse the towel, wring it tightly and continue wiping the furniture, as necessary.

Step 4

Put on a textured rubber glove. Run your hands up and down the sofa cushions to remove any hair remaining after wiping with the damp towel. The hair should clump for easy removal.

Step 5

Vacuum up any clumps or loose hairs. Repeat the process, if necessary, until your sofa is free of hair.

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