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Last Updated on July 29, 2021 by ellen
Wondering how to get dog hair out of car seats? Pet hair is a huge problem for many people. It gets all over your clothes and furniture, but it’s especially problematic in the car.
Dogs are great companions but they can make your car smell terrible. Check out these tips for how to remove odors from your vehicle and keep it clean with a dog!
Get Dog Hair Out of Car Seats
Dog hair can get everywhere when you’re driving around with your dog or visiting friends who have dogs! It sticks to everything – including upholstery and carpeting. And it becomes even more of a problem if you’ve got kids or pets that like to snack on things in the car like peanut butter, jelly, etc. You can’t just vacuum out the mess because it will just attract more pet hair! Ugh!!!
I’ve found 5 ways to help remove pet hair from seats and carpets so you don’t need to give up your furry friend(s) just yet! Try these tips today (and make sure not to leave any food lying around!)
Before you let your dog into the car, take a few minutes to brush him so that he will be less likely to leave his hair on the upholstery. If this seems like too much work, you can always invest in seat covers. Just take them out regularly and wash them to remove the hair.
Hacks to get dog hair out of car seats
This one is pretty simple. There are various commercial products on the market that work pretty well. Some people use rubber gloves and stick their hands into a bucket of water with dish soap all over them before grabbing the hair, then they scrub it out by hand.
Buy a cheap paint roller cover and use it to rake up the hair in sections of your car. Make sure you dispose of it so your dog doesn’t decide to chew on it instead.
Pet hair removal tool for car upholstery
If you have a particularly hairy dog, make sure that you clean the car out as soon as your dog has been in it to prevent hair from getting everywhere. Dogs shed all the time, even when they are brushed or bathed. So, having a Furminator (grooming tool for removing excess hair) in the car to run over your dog before they sit down will save you a lot of work and embarrassment later.
You can use a wet towel to wipe down the seats and then just toss it in the wash with my other towels! It’s super quick and helps a lot.
Use a latex balloon
The next time your furry friend sheds all over the car, try this simple solution. Simply rub a balloon on any surface of the upholstery and presto-chango! All those pesky pet hairs will be magically lifted off to attach themselves to the balloon’s exterior.
From there it is as easy as wiping them away from that fur-covered ballon and repeating until you can say goodbye to hairballs for good!
Try velcro hair rollers
If you’re looking for a cheap, easy, and effective on-the-go solution to remove pet hair in your car then velcro hair curlers are the best option. They work well with removing all sorts of different types of animal fur from any surface without damaging it or leaving behind a residue like lint rollers can do if they have been used too many times before.
Velcro works so well because its hook side is designed specifically to pick up stubborn pieces that other materials might be unable to reach easily! If you can’t find those, a lint brush will work as well.
Duct tape removes pet hair
If you want an easy way to get dog hair out of car seats, try duct tape. Many people think that duct tape is just good for fixing things. But, did you know it can be used to remove pet hair from your car as well? All you have to do is roll a piece of the sticky side facing out around one hand. Then, firmly press onto the affected surface. Lift up and check out how much fur has been collected!
Final step to remove dog hair from car seats
Who doesn’t love a clean car? The final step in the pet hair cleaning process is to use a wire brush. You can remove any last traces of fur by simply brushing your upholstery until you’re satisfied that all are gone!
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She has been running a small pet sitting business in southern Vermont for the past three years. She’s a proud Mommy to 2 shelter kitties. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.