We’ve all seen them: those unsightly little pills that seem to multiply on a favorite shirt or pair of slacks. Although some people might assume that pilling is a sign of low-quality fabric, that’s actually not the case: all fabrics can be subjected to pilling. At Window Treats serving Monmouth Beach, we’re here to debunk some of the myths about fabric pilling. Read on!
About Fabric Pilling
The fibers of any fabric can occasionally become loose and move to the surface of the fabric, where friction (caused by human contact, movement of the fabric against itself, or even laundering) makes them twist into small pills. The fibers that aren’t loose twist with the pills and anchor them to the main part of the fabric. This process is most noticeable on human-made fabrics, because natural fabrics shed the loose fibers more easily. Fabric blends can have exceptionally noticeable pilling because the weaker fiber can break easily while the stronger fiber holds the pills in place. Pilling can be triggered by a variety of elements, including how much moisture is in the air and whether the fabric might rub against something frequently. Some items, like fleecy tracksuits or blankets, can even transfer pills to furniture fabric through abrasion.
You Can Easily Treat Pilling
To de-pill a fabric, simply remove the loose surface fibers using either a battery-operated pill shaver or a pill comb, either of which can be found at your local fabric or sewing store. And don’t worry: removing the pills will not impact the fabric’s quality or performance. Instead, any reoccurring pilling will be lessened and will eventually diminish because all of the extra, loose fibers will be gone. If you’ve noticed pilling on one of your fabric Hunter Douglas window fashions and are concerned about how to handle it, feel free to contact a Window Treats representative. We’ll be more than happy to offer advice.
Resolving Fabric Pilling, Serving Monmouth Beach, Little Silver New Jersey
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!