Removing Fine Fibers on Black Shirt

@ARIES1973 (9539)
Legaspi, Philippines
October 6, 2012 4:41am CST
Black is one of my favorite colors when it comes to shirts. I have several black T-shirts with our department's logo on it and I would love to wear at times that I am not wearing our Type A uniform. But after several washes, I noticed some very fine fabrics all over the shirt and I just don't know how to remove it. I tried picking it one by one but to no avail. Yes, I do really separate my black shirt from the other clothes when washing but still those fine fabrics are there. Until one time, when my sister came to our house for a visit, I've seen her holding a piece of packing tape on both hands and would press it on her black pants and would lift it off afterwards. She did it repeatedly so I asked her what she was doing. She told me that it is her way of removing the very fine fiber off her clothes. Now, I am not anymore worrying about those fine fibers and I can already wear black shirt anytime. thanks to my sister. How about you my friends, do you also have other ways of removing fine fibers or lint off your black shirts? Have a nice day!
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@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
Yes, that's the cheapest and most effective way to remove lint. I mean, it's cheaper than buying a lint remover, which after all is just a sticky paper on a roller :) What I do also is to hand-wash black shirts individually. It's also effective in preventing lint from accumulating and sticking to your shirt.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Oct 12
Hi beamer! I also do that, I always separate my black shirts from the other clothes yet I just don't know when I wear it, I can still see lots of fibers and I am really not comfortable with it. Now, I am not anymore worrying about it.
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
Hmm, maybe it has something to do with the material of your shirt. The more cotton it has, the higher the chances of your shirt to shed lint.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
6 Oct 12
Hi, I haven't seen the packing tape used for removing fine fibers or lint off. You sister's idea is very nice. We also have some fine fibers on our clothes. Now we will use this idea for removing them.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Oct 12
Hi roshigo! Yes, I never thought that it could be an interesting topic too. I just wanted to share this new knowledge that was shared to me by my sister. I am also glad that this idea could also help others. Have a nice day!
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
The use of the packing tape is what I usually do. And I think it is the best way of removing lint from a black shirt if you do not have a lint remover.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Oct 12
So there is actually a lint remover, he he, I never knew that. Actually I wanted to ask questions regarding this problem before, it's just that I don't know how to call that fine fibers on clothes. Until I was able to find a solution already. Thank you for sharing.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
My sister in law gave us a lint remover when she visited... and it was heaven sent for us since during that time we had several black pants, shirts, and blouses that are like lint magnet... we also use it to pick fallen hair on the floor... imagine that... hahahaha...
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Oct 12
Hi aser! You are so lucky to have one! I hope I could also have one. Have a nice day!
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
6 Oct 12
That's what I also used whenever there are left white fuzz. Choose a big packaging tape.
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@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Oct 12
Hi wittynet. Yes using a bigger tape could cover a wider area. thank you for sharing!