A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Rid of Creases from New Drapes
Curtains are a lavish way to dress up your doors and windows that give your home the ultimate style statement. They can pull off any interior style while adding a gorgeous and minimalist touch to every decor element present in your room. They are not only designed to create a lasting impression for your space, but they can also be as functional as you want them to be. They help in light filtration by diffusing the direct daylight and cutting out the glare and also provide insulation and privacy when needed. They are available in an array of colors, textures, and style options that improve the curb appeal of your home in a dramatic way. With the right style and fabricated window drapes, you can uplift the look of your arena while making a stunning impact. Though they create an eye-catching, elegant appeal, they can create issues as well. No matter what type of drape you choose, they can develop wrinkles due to various reasons. Window drapes always look neat and presentable with their mesmerizing appearance, but wrinkles can ruin the aesthetics completely, making them look unattractive and shabby. Thinking how to get wrinkles out of new drapes in order to bring their beauty back? In this article, we will show you the easiest and quickest ways to eliminate wrinkles from drapes before you hang them, and some helpful tips to maintain your previous hanging drapes.
Simple Ways to Get Wrinkles Out
Whatever drape design you have, following the below methods will help you to maintain the smoothness of your drapes while keeping the wrinkles out.
Treat Wrinkles When the Drapes are Hanging
- Fill a clean spray bottle with the required water and spray it on the drape’s wrinkles and smooth out all the spots. Spray them until they are completely damp. Let the drapes dry at room temperature. You can use an equal mix of water and vinegar as well but that is optional.
- Use a wrinkle-release product on the drapes all over and smooth out the creases after a few hours. Allow the drapes to air dry. If the drapes still appear wrinkles, then follow the same process until you get the results.
- Fill a steamer with water and point out the steamer nozzle at the drape wrinkles. Continue steaming all the wrinkled areas moving from the top of the drapes to the bottom. Let them dry in normal weather conditions. Check out the manufacturer’s instructions to learn how much water you need to pour into the steamer. Repeat the process if you still find creases on the drapes even after drying.
- If you have an iron with a steam setting, then you can use it too for getting out the wrinkles. Fill the iron steamer with water and turn it on. Hold the iron up against the drapes but make sure to keep it in a distance. Let the iron to release steam and move it all over the drape wrinkles. Always start from the top and move towards the bottom for maximum efficiency. Make sure not to keep the iron in one place for a long time.
Bring Down the Drapes and Fix the Wrinkles
- Take out the drapes from rods and put them into a dryer. Then moisten a cloth or towel with water and squeeze out the excess water. Make sure the cloth is damp but no water should drip out from it. Now, place this cloth or towel into the dryer along with the drapes. Switch on the dryer and keep it on low to medium setting for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then remove the drapes and hang them quickly on the windows.
- You can put the drapes on shower rods as well for this task. Close all the doors and windows, and turn on the hot water. This will create steam in the bathroom. After 10 minutes, turn off the water and keep the drapes in the same position for another 30 minutes. In this way, you can get rid of all the creases.
- If there are too many wrinkles, then run an iron over the drapes. But keep the iron in a medium setting to avoid shrinking of drape fabric. This procedure saves your time compared to other ways and easily removes the wrinkles also.
Wash Curtains and Dry Them to Eliminate Wrinkles
- You can wash your curtains in the washing machine as well to remove the wrinkles. But always go through the wash instruction before you get started because some of the drape fabric requires dry cleaning. But if the manual says that you can wash them in a medium setting with hot water, then follow it properly.
- After washing, keep the drape in the dryer and let it dry for about 30 minutes. Remove the window coverings immediately after finishing the process, otherwise, they will become wrinkled again.
- Hang the curtains back on the window and let it dry in the air. Depending on the drape thickness, the dry time may vary.
Following the above methods will remove all the wrinkles efficiently from the drapes, making them look shiny and smooth. The tips are extremely easy to follow. Whether you are opening a packet of wrinkled drapes or have existing drapes full of creases, consider any of the above steps. But before you move forward with any cleaning method, it is always suggested to check with your drapery manufacturer to avoid unnecessary damage to the drapes. As these window treatments are all made of a different fabric material they may require different procedures. ZebraBlinds does not take responsibility for any issues that may arise during cleaning. Please consult a professional!