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How to Get Pills Off Sweaters With Pumice Stone

author image Ivy Morris
Ivy Morris specializes in health, fitness, beauty, fashion and music. Her work has appeared in "Sacramento News and Review," "Prosper Magazine" and "Sacramento Parent Magazine," among other publications. Morris also writes for medical offices and legal practices. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in government-journalism from Sacramento State University.
How to Get Pills Off Sweaters With Pumice Stone
Get ride of pilling to make your sweaters last longer. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images

Soft, warm, comfortable and stylish -- these are the words that should describe your favorite sweater. “Covered in pills” should not be on that list. But no matter the quality or cost of the sweater, those hard, tiny balls of fabric happen. Pills accumulate in the areas where the sweater sees the most friction -- generally the arms and sides of the garment. Whether it's a pricey cashmere cardigan or a polo you picked up at the thrift store, de-pilling your favorite fuzzy top is cheap and quick with the help of a pumice stone designed for sweaters.

Step 1

Lay the sweater flat on a clean surface.

Step 2

Try the pumice stone on a small, indiscreet section of your sweater to ensure that you receive the desired result before expanding to a wider area.

Step 3

Brush the flat side of the pumice in one gentle motion over the pills on your sweater. Brush in one direction.

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Step 4

Remove the ball of sweater fuzz that accumulates from brushing and toss it in the trash.

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