Wrinkles will affect the appearance of silk curtains. For most silk curtain panels, you need to take them to dry cleaner to clean them and remove their wrinkles. However, if silk is relatively clean, you can steam them at home to remove its wrinkle. But, do you know how to steam wrinkled silk curtains without scorching the silk or causing water spot stains?
Steps to Steam Wrinkled Silk Curtains
- Vacuum the drapes to remove any loose dust.
- Take the drapes down.
- Place the curtain with the back facing up on an ironing board.
- Use a clean cotton press cloth to cover the section of the curtain on top of the board.
- Pour distilled water into the steam iron reservoir. Heat it under medium temperature setting. If possible, you can use silk settings.
- Iron silk through the press cloth, and press the steam button to gently press the cloth and curtains. Iron each part for about 30 seconds, and remove the iron at all time to avoid scorching.
- Move the curtain and press cloth on the ironing board as needed as you steam the entire curtain panel.
- Hang the curtain after it is cooled.
- Place the ironing board near the table so that the steamed areas can be laid flat on the table and they don’t produce fresh wrinkles.
- Do not use steam to remove wrinkles from pure silk curtains.
- It is recommended to use a dry iron, press cloth and a moderate temperature setting to steam wrinkled silk curtains.
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