If the lint isn't too thick, you can pick it off the fleece with your fingers.

How to Get Lint Off a Black Fleece Jacket

by Kimbry Parker

Soft, furry fleece makes an ideal fabric for keeping you warm, but it’s also notorious for attracting lint. If your black fleece jacket is covered in lint balls, you can remove them with ease. Whether the lint is from the fleece itself or it has transferred from other clothing during the laundering process, you can restore the appearance of the jacket and get the lint off with things you likely have around the house.

Roll a lint roller over the jacket, using a new section of the roller as the initial sheet becomes filled with lint, until the fleece is lint-free. If you don’t have a lint roller, place masking or packaging tape around your hand with the adhesive side facing out and pat the tape onto the lint-filled spots of the fleece. Use a fresh piece of tape as the one around your hand becomes filled with lint.

Lay the jacket out on a flat surface and run a clean disposable razor over the fleece to further remove lint. Use light strokes with the razor and wipe it with a rag after each swipe to remove the picked-up lint. Don’t press too hard or the fabric may become snagged or damaged.

Use an electric pill remover to remove lint from a black fleece jacket. Move the pill remover slowly over the surface of the fleece to shave off the lint.

Items you will need

  • Lint roller, masking tape or packaging tape
  • Disposable razor
  • Rag
  • Electric pill remover


  • Turn your fleece jacket inside out and wash it with non-linty items to help prevent lint from sticking to the fabric.

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.

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