- Locate the rough, nylon side of the Velcro. Use the toothbrush to brush through this side several times to try to clear out debris.
- Clear out more fuzzy debris from the nylon side of the Velcro using the safety pin.
- Light a match.
- Carefully trim the fuzzy side of the Velcro with the scissors.
What is the fuzzy part of Velcro called?
The soft fuzzy side is the loop and the rough, scratchy side is the hook side of VELCRO® Brand products. The loop side is sometimes called “pile” by the military.
How do you remove fuzz from Velcro?
Steps to Remove the Lint:
- Rub a vacuum hose over the Velcro to remove as much lint as possible.
- Scrubbing the Velcro with a nail brush and some soap can work to loosen and remove the lint.
- Use a narrow tooth comb to comb out the remaining lint.
How do you restore Velcro on shoes?
Use a hand sewing needle to gently “pick out” all the foreign matter on the hook side of the Velcro. Clean it out row by row to make sure you get as much as possible. If the fuzzy side seems flat or dirty, scrub it gently with an old toothbrush and hand or dish soap. Allow it to dry thoroughly before wearing.
Can you reactivate Velcro?
Velcro loses its stickiness when it gets clogged up with lint and grime. Usually, you can make Velcro stick again by cleaning lint and debris out of it, but if your Velcro is old and worn-out, you’ll have to replace it. To prolong the life of your Velcro, take preventative measures to keep it clean.