Getting wrinkles out of curtains

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Getting wrinkles out of curtains
Getting wrinkles out of curtains
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Deep wrinkles can form in your curtains if they are folded in your linen closet for a while. If you want to get wrinkles out of your curtains without taking them off the curtain rod, there are some easy options, such as spraying them with water, using anti-crease spray and steaming. If you want to take the curtains off the rod to get the wrinkles out, put them in the dryer with a damp towel, steam them in your bathroom or iron them. Washing and hanging the curtains will also remove all wrinkles from the fabric, so this is a good option if you already had to wash the curtains. If nothing works, take your curtains to a dry cleaner for a professional treatment.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Remove creases from hanging curtains

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Step 1. Simply spray water on the curtains to remove the wrinkles

Fill a clean spray bottle with just water and spray the curtains where you see wrinkles, or spray them all over until they're damp. Then hang the curtains to air dry. The weight of the curtains along with the moisture may be enough to smooth out the creases.

You can also spray the curtains with a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water

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Step 2. Spray the curtains with anti-crease spray

Spray all wrinkled areas of the curtains with anti-crease spray. You can spray the curtains completely if necessary. Then let the curtains air dry. Due to the moisture of the spray and the weight of the fabric, the wrinkles should be gone within a few hours.

If the curtains are still wrinkled after 24 hours, treat them again or try a different method

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Step 3. Use a handheld steamer to get the wrinkles out of your curtains

Fill the steamer with water according to the user manual and then switch it on. Point the steamer nozzle at the creases and work from top to bottom. Allow the curtains to air dry for the next 24 hours. If the curtains are still wrinkled, repeat the treatment or try another method.

Tip: see if someone you know has a handheld steamer that you can borrow if you don't own a steamer and would rather not buy one.

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Step 4. Hold an iron against the curtains and use the steam function

If you have an iron with a steam function, fill it with water and turn it on. When the iron is warm, hold it against the fabric at a distance of about 15 centimeters. Then press the button to release steam from the iron and move the iron back and forth over the wrinkled areas.

  • If you want to steam the entire curtains, start at the top and work your way down.
  • Do not hold the iron in the same spot against the curtains for too long. Three to five seconds is long enough to steam the wrinkled areas.

Method 2 of 3: Removing the curtains to remove wrinkles

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Step 1. Place the curtains in the dryer with a damp towel

Remove the curtains from the curtain rod, put them in the dryer, then wet a small towel or washcloth with water. Wring out the towel or washcloth until the fabric is just damp. Place the towel or washcloth near the curtains in the tumble dryer and run on a low to medium setting for 20-30 minutes. Then take the curtains out of the dryer immediately and hang them up again.

If the towel or washcloth is still wet when you check the curtains, let the dryer run for another five to 10 minutes

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Step 2. Hang the curtains over a shower rod and turn on the hot tap to create steam

Remove the curtains from the curtain rod and hang them over the shower rod in your bathroom. Then turn on the hot tap all the way and close the bathroom door and windows. Allow the bathroom to fill with steam for five to ten minutes and turn off the tap. Let the curtains hang in the bathroom for about half an hour. Then hang them to dry on the curtain rod.

When the curtains are completely dry, the wrinkles should be gone

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Step 3. Iron the curtains if they have stubborn creases

Remove the curtains from the curtain rod and place them on an ironing board or on a towel on a table or bed. Iron the curtains on the lowest setting to remove the wrinkles. Slowly run the iron over all areas of the curtains until the wrinkles are gone.

Tip:

ironing your curtains takes more time and effort than other methods, but may be the best choice for deep creases that you can't get out of the fabric any other way. Ironing your curtains will also make them look sleek and neat.

Method 3 of 3: Wash and dry the curtains

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Step 1. Wash the curtains according to the care label

If your curtains are wrinkled and need to be washed, remove them from the curtain rod and read the care label. Most curtains can be washed in the washing machine, but don't do this if you see a washing symbol that means the curtains should only be dry cleaned. If the curtains can be washed in the washing machine according to the care label, check what temperature they can be washed at.

For example, if the care label states that the curtains should be washed on the delicate cycle with warm water, wash them according to these instructions

Tip: If the care label states that the curtains should only be dry cleaned, have them cleaned by a dry cleaner. Your curtains can be damaged if they can only be dry cleaned and you wash them anyway.

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Step 2. Tumble dry the curtains on a low setting, if possible

When the washing machine is ready, remove the curtains from the washing machine and put them in the dryer. Set the dryer on a low setting and follow all other care label instructions regarding dryer settings. Dry the curtains for 20-30 minutes or until damp. When the dryer is ready, remove the curtains.

Make sure you take the curtains out of the dryer immediately when the appliance is finished, or your curtains may wrinkle again

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Step 3. Hang the curtains again and let them air dry

You can easily remove the curtains from the dryer when they are still damp. They will dry when they hang back on the rod, which will help remove any remaining creases. Hang the curtains again and spread the fabric so that the air can flow around it and the curtains dry evenly.

  • It can take one to two days for the curtains to dry completely, depending on the thickness of the fabric.
  • To speed up the drying process, open the windows and point a fan at the curtains.

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