How to Get Lint off Chenille Socks

by Kimbry Parker

Chenille is a soft, fuzzy fabric, which makes it an ideal material for socks. It is also notorious for producing lint. If your take your chenille socks out of the dryer and find them covered in lint, try some home remedies to remove the fuzz balls quickly and easily.

1 Shake out the socks vigorously to remove as much loose lint as possible. Brush over them with your hands to further remove the lint.

2 Roll a lint roller over the socks. Replace the sticky tape on the lint roller as it becomes filled with lint. If you don’t have a lint roller, wrap tape around your index and middle fingers with the sticky side facing out and pat the sticky tape over the socks to pick up the lint.

3 Grab a clean disposable razor if the lint is stubborn. Run the razor lightly over the socks to pick up the lint balls. Use a gentle motion with the razor to avoid damaging or snagging the fabric. As the razor blade becomes filled with lint, wipe it onto a towel and continue shaving the lint from the socks.

Items you will need

  • Lint roller or tape
  • Disposable razor
  • Towel

About the Author

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.