View Full Version : De-piller?
07-07-2003, 07:43 PM
I was mentioning to DH that my favorite bathing suit is getting "pilly" and I would probably need a new one. He said there is some sort of tool that "de-pills" things? Does anyone know about this? If so, my couch could use it as well!
07-07-2003, 08:21 PM
My mother had one of those little battery operated things and she thought it was great, I could never see any difference. The thing with bathing suits (and my mother used it only on sweaters and sweats) is I would be afraid it might run if a thread was cut (but then you'd have an even better reason to buy a new suit ;) ), JMHO!
07-07-2003, 08:40 PM
I've always just used a disposable razor. Works like a charm on sweaters, but I've never tried a swimsuit!
I've used both -- as well as a sweater stone (kind of a pumice square). They all work fine, but the finer material and the elasticity of swimsuit material might not hold up as well. I'd probably try the razor if you are so inclined -- you can cotrol it with a very light hand. You will be taking fibers off(that have already become separated and pilled), and when it gets too thin, you will either see through the fabric or it may pop.
07-08-2003, 05:14 AM
I have an electric sweater shaver that I ordered from our local drycleaners. I've shaved tons of sweaters and I really do think it makes a difference and makes the garment look like new. I've never tried it on a bathing suit. What do you have to lose? If the suit is pilly enough to concern you about its looks, and the shaver/razor makes the fabric too thin, well, you needed a new suit anyway! ;) I understand it being your favorite suit, those are hard to find, but I say go for it anyway.
07-08-2003, 07:46 AM
Thanks to all of you. When DH and I discussed this, I said "I'll post the question on my CL board. They'll know". He gave me a weird look, but I was right!!
LOL. I know the feeling. :D
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