Removing White Lint From Dark Laundry

December 18, 2010

Dark LaundryA diaper got mixed in with my dark load, and now I have wet lint all over my dark clothes. How do I remove the wet lint?

By Jena from Round Rock, TX



White Lint All Over Dark Laundry

You will need to rinse the clothes several times to remove the wet lint. Or let the clothes dry outside on a line, then shake them to remove the lint. It won't all come off, thought. Maybe throw them in the dryer, some more might come off, then rewash the clothes. It will take a few tries to remove the lint. Good luck. (10/27/2009)

By OliveOyl

White Lint All Over Dark Laundry

Wash again, place in dryer and whatever lint remains can me removed by using masking tape portion by portion like when using a pet fur remover roller. (10/28/2009)

By Deeli

White Lint All Over Dark Laundry

  1. Make sure your lint filter is empty of lint.
  2. If you use fabric softener, clean the screen part of the lint filter with warm water, dish soap and a "soft" brush or a sponge. You want the softener residue off, but don't want to tear the screen.
  3. Replace the screen, dampen the clothes and then run them through the dryer again. The cleaned filter should capture all the lint. It just occurred to me that you might be using a laundromat dryer. Ask the manager to clean the screen.


By susan winship

White Lint All Over Dark Laundry

Run the clothes through the rinse cycle with vinegar in the water and use cold. I would divide the load in half to have more room for the water to get around the clothes. Then if at all possible line dry them, or if not, dry them and on the last few minutes use the fluff cycle. This should take away most of the lint. Then what little is left, I roll duct tape around my hand with the sticky side out and use like a giant size lint brush. (10/29/2009)

By debbie

White Lint All Over Dark Laundry

Put back in washer with 1 cup vinegar and 1 cup fabric softener on rinse cycle. I did have a yard of net tulle I added to the dryer and that worked. Be sure to clean the lint trap a few times if it is towel or rug fuzz. (10/13/2010)


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July 18, 2018

I accidentally threw my husband's dark pants and other dark clothing into the front load washer that I didn't realize, or see that I already had white towel rags in there already. I wasn't even looking, I just took a "hug full" of his dark clothing, threw them in the washer, and started it up.

A white strip of Velcro over a lint covered pair of pants.

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December 18, 2010

How can I get a bunch of white lint off a pair of navy blue sweat pants? They were new and I washed them with a new grey sweat shirt.

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December 19, 20101 found this helpful

Run the dark load through another wash/rinse cycle and place them in the dryer. Most or all of the lint should come off.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

Lint removal from clothing.

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August 15, 20170 found this helpful

You will have to wash again and put in the dryer for at least 10 minutes

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February 22, 20180 found this helpful

She already said that she tried that already and it did not work!! Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!

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April 11, 20180 found this helpful

Add one cup of vinegar to the wash

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January 27, 20210 found this helpful

Use rubber or latex gloves to remove lint from fabrics you can wet the gloves I found this works really well. I've clean lint fur and hair from clothes and carpeting using a squeegee.


I used a squeegee in my car too. Very pleased with the results.

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January 16, 20220 found this helpful

What is a "squeeze"? Do you mean a "squeegee"?

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January 17, 20220 found this helpful

Yes, I think that is what is meant. It was probably a spellcheck correction that was missed. As the comment is anonymous, we can't contact the person directly.


I will change it to "squeegee".

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