A 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
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)
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)
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)
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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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.
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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.
Run the dark load through another wash/rinse cycle and place them in the dryer. Most or all of the lint should come off.
Lint removal from clothing.
You will have to wash again and put in the dryer for at least 10 minutes
She already said that she tried that already and it did not work!! Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
Add one cup of vinegar to the wash
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 squeeze. I used a squeeze in my car too. Very pleased with the results.