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When it comes to having immaculate clothes, by which I mean fur free, I am pretty much resigned to the fact I am in a no win situation!
I have two big furry dogs, Siberian huskies to be exact, that moult a lot so there is always going to be dog hair somewhere, its guaranteed.
When I am off to work or going out somewhere nice, the dance of trying not to let them brush up against you and a quick dash for the door before I make my escape begins. So a lint brush is an essential piece of kit in my house.
***THE BRUSH ITSELF***
The lint brush is a basic brush shape, oval top with a long handle. This is not a particularly made to last product, it is obviously made in mass as the quality seems fairly basic to me. That said it does the job, is sturdy enough to last quite some time and is a cheap price. The dark grey plastic brush is quite sturdy and solid and is made in two haves so that the material can be placed between. There is a hole at the handle end so that you can hang it up if you wish, mine just goes in a drawer.
The material brush part is not actually a brush, it is a red material that is quite matt and cut very short to give a tiny bristle effect if you run your hand over it.
This appears on both sides of the brush base.
***USING THE BRUSH***
Using it is simple you just brush over the area of clothes or furniture you want to rid of fur/hair. It works better in a downward motion in my experience and the hairs are caught on the material. You do have to work against the tiny bristles of the brush or it doesn’t appear to work. This can be difficult to tell as they are so short but if you find it doesn’t work just brush in the opposite direction. Or more simply on my brush there is an arrow below the material on the plastic telling you which way to brush! I cant say whether this is on all lint brushes though.
***WHERE IT WORKS***
It works better on some fabrics than others, good on thick cotton things like hoodies (see picture) but a bit more difficult on thinner cotton t-shirts.
Furniture wise better on carpets – ideal for niggling corners if you don’t want to drag the hoover out, more difficult on duvet covers.
Generally I find the firmer, thicker the material the better it works. It works on the rest just takes a bit more time and effort.
Its not perfect and wont remove all hair but it is good.
Removing the hair from the brush is easy just with a rubbing of the hand over it or a damp cloth works quite well to and is good to keep it clean and fresh.
You may need to do this quite frequently as you acquire a surprising amount of hair from one item.
***PRICE & AVALIBILTY***
I bought mine in Wilkinson’s for £2.50 but you can buy these is various places and cheaply I have also seen them in Tesco for £2
I would certainly recommend for those with pets.
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My cat has loads of toys and accessories made by Trixie as I think that they are a great brand. The lint brush however isn't actually for my cat but instead for me though it is only needed because of him.
My boy sheds so much even though he is brushed on a regular basis I find enough hair on my furniture that I sometimes think to myself I could make a rug out of it. As much as I love him there is nothing worse than having people over and they sit down only to be covered in loads of ginger hairs.
I bought the lint brush just because I noticed it on zooplus when placing an order and it was cheap enough for me to buy it so I could try it out without having to worry if it ended up being no good. It only costs £2.99 and I personally think it is well worth the money. It is nothing special to look at but it is well made and consists of a plastic handle with a red velvet area which sticks to all the hair and picks it up off fabric.
Hair just clings to the velvet and it doesn't take a lot of effort to brush down my couch and see all the hair stick to it. You have to brush it in a specific way but this is easy to do as the brush has an arrow telling you which way it is supposed to go. Removing the hair is simply a case of pulling it off and binning it.
I'm not exaggerating when I say that this brush works wonders on removing cat hair from upholstery. I have even been known to use it on my clothes where it also works well. You can use this brush on couches, curtains, carpets and basically anywhere your cat may have shed his hair. It won't replace your hover but for a quick and easy freshen up of your couch before you have guests arriving it really can't be beaten.
I would say that this is a must buy for any cat owners. The price is fantastic and it is a simple but very effective product that is well worth the money asked for it.
Anyone who has cats particularly long haired cats will know the problem of cat hair getting everywhere. I have 3 cats, 1 long haired, 1 semi long haired and a short haired cat and everywhere they sit or lay they always leave fur behind. I spotted this lint brush while looking online one day and ordered it straight away. My mum has a similar one that she's had for years, in fact it was her mums, and she swears by it for moving fur from the furniture and carpets.
The Trixie Lint Brush doesn't look anything special, it has a black plastic shaped handle which is nicely curved making it reasonably comfortable to hold while using it although I do find if I am using it over a large area like the carpet it does tend to make my thumb a bit sore. It has an oval area on each side which is covered in what is described as "special velvet", this is red in colour and feels slightly fuzzy. At the top of the brush is a small arrow which indicates which way you need to move the brush over your furniture, carpet or clothes.
You use the Lint Brush in the same way you would use a clothes brush, simply brush the velvet area over whatever you are cleaning making sure you go in the direction of the arrow, if you go against the arrow the brush will promptly dump all the fur and bits it has picked up back onto your furniture or clothing. To clean the brush I just pull the fur off the velvet with my hands.
I have used my lint brush so many times since I bought it. The main things I use it for are the furniture and the carpets, we have cream coloured carpets throughout the house and my cats are always leaving little clumps of fur on the carpet where they sit or lay and usually just after I've vacuumed. Its so handy to be able to just wipe the lint brush over a little patch of carpet and remove the fur rather than getting the vacuum out every time.
I also like to go over my sofa and chairs with it regularly, there's nothing worse than sitting on the furniture and getting cat fur all over you're clothes.
The velvet picks up fur and general little bits on carpet or upholstery brilliantly, its quick and easy to use and I have found that once the fur is on the brush it stays there, unless of course you brush in the wrong direction then it simply puts the whole lot back on the whatever you are brushing.
I bought my Trixie Lint Brush from www.zooplus.co.uk where it cost me £3.99, and in my opinion was worth every penny. Its quick and easy to use and gives good results every time. Of course it doesn't have to be used just for animal fur, it works equally as well as a clothes brush but if you do have animals that like to leave fur everywhere then I would certainly recommend giving this a try.
If you have pets like me, a dog and a cat, you will know that their hair and fur gets absolutely everywhere!! We can be on holiday, hundreds of miles from our dog and cat in freshly washed clothes and we will still find one of their stray hairs.
It's particularly bad at this time of year too when they are shedding their winter coats and getting ready for the spring and summer. We have an armchair in the corner of the room by the fireplace that the cat loves to sit on and when she gets up there is a thick layer of hair stuck to the seat. It's incredibly hard to just brush off so in order to combat all this excess hair on our clothes and furniture we have a Trixie lint brush.
This brush works really well and I'm always amazed at just how much hair it is able to pick up in just a few strokes. The brush is like a normal hair brush with quite a firm plastic handle but the head of the brush is made of a velvet fabric. The velvet is red in colour and is very short but has texture to it and is uneven, not a flat brushed velvet so it's this texture that really allows the hair to be picked up and stick in the brush to remove it from fabrics.
What I really like about this brush is that the velvet covering is on both sides of the brush head so when you are using it, especially if you are using it to brush down clothes that you are wearing you can brush it back and forth and work up a good action with both sides of the brush to really remove the hairs. The brush is safe to use on upholstery, textiles and pretty much all fabrics around the home.
The brush cleans really well. We've had ours for a number of years now and haven't had to replace it yet. These are available in most pet stores and cost around the £5 mark and are something I definitely recommend for pet owners.