Windows that are beautifully dressed up accentuate the appeal of any home décor besides keeping the interiors cool and comfortable. While there are so many diverse varieties of window coverings that are high on functionality and aesthetic essence, sheer curtains have a special place on that list. These curtains not only look absolutely gorgeous but also effectively diffuse the light entering the room. This helps reduce the glare and makes it comfortable inside the house.
Why Sheer Curtains Develop Wrinkles?
While sheer curtains are a treat to the eye, these have their own issues too. One such issue is the problem of wrinkles. Sheer curtains are lightweight and develop wrinkles quite easily. Sometimes even brand new sheers have wrinkles caused by folding during the packaging. Sheers look best when they are neat and presentable and wrinkles spoil their aesthetic appeal. Hence getting rid of the wrinkles is important if you want to achieve the desired effect.
How to Get Wrinkles Out of Sheer Curtains
The good thing is that you can remove the wrinkles from your sheer curtains quite easily and there are so many ways in which you can do it. So, you get the flexibility of following the method you are most comfortable with or find most convenient. To help you get started, here are some of the easiest and most popular ways in which you can get rid of wrinkles on your sheer curtains:
When You want to Keep the Sheer Curtains Hanging
Method 1: Using a Spray Bottle
• Step 1: Take a clean spray bottle and fill it up with plain water.
• Step 2: Using the spray bottle, spray water at the wrinkled spots or all over the curtains until they are damp.
• Step 3: Keep the curtains hanging and allow them to air dry. The curtains, when damp, get heavier and the weight of the damp curtains along with the moisture may be enough to smooth out the wrinkles on your sheer curtains.
• Step 4: If the wrinkles still don’t go away, you can try a combination of white vinegar and water in equal proportions and repeat the above steps with this combination.
• Step 5: Some wrinkles can be very stubborn and may not go away even after trying a combination of white vinegar and water. In such cases, you can use any specialized wrinkle-release product to spritz the curtains instead of water or white vinegar and water solution. The process remains the same. You have to spray the wrinkle-release product over the wrinkled spots on the sheer curtains and allow them to air dry.
Method 2: Using a Steamer
• Step 1:Fill the steamer with water. You can follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding the amount of water you need to fill.
• Step 2: Point the steamer’s nozzle directly at the wrinkles. Continue steaming all the wrinkled spots moving from the top of the curtains to the bottom.
• Step 3: Allow the curtains to air-dry for a day.
• Step 4:If the wrinkles don’t go away, repeat the treatment again.
Method 3: Using a Steam Iron
• Step 1: Fill the steam iron with water as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Step 2: Once the water is filled, turn the steam iron on and wait for a few minutes.
• Step 3: When the iron is ready, hold it up against the curtains. Be mindful of maintaining about 6 inches gap between the iron and the curtain’s fabric.
• Step 4: When you are sure about the gap between the fabric and the iron, press the button on the iron to release the steam.
• Step 5: Move the iron back and forth over the wrinkled spot on the curtain so that it receives the steam properly. You can also choose to steam the whole length of the curtains. If you choose to do so, start from the top of the curtains and move downwards towards the bottom.
• Step 6: While steaming the wrinkled spots on the curtains, don’t hold the iron over a particular spot for too long. Steaming the wrinkled area for about 3 to 5 seconds will be good enough.
• Step 7: Allow the wrinkled spots to air dry for some time.
• Step 8: If the wrinkles don’t go away, steam iron the wrinkled spots again.
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When You Don’t have any Issues with Taking the Sheer Curtains Down
• Step 1:Take the curtains down by removing them from the curtain rod and put them into the dryer.
• Step 2: Moisten a cloth or a towel with water and remove excess water by wringing. The cloth or the towel should be just damp with no excess water dripping out.
• Step 3:Place the towel or the cloth into the dryer along with the curtains.
• Step 4: Switch the dryer on and run it on low to medium heat setting for about 20 to 30 minutes. If the cloth or the towel is still wet when you check on the curtains, keep the dryer running for another 5 to 10 minutes until the cloth or the towel gets dry.
• Step 5: Remove the curtains from the dryer and hang them immediately.
• Step 6: Allow the sheer curtains to air dry.
• Step 7: If the wrinkles are very stubborn and don’t go away even after putting the curtains in the dryer, you can iron the spots to even out the wrinkles.
So, you can clearly see that there is no dearth of ways in which you can remove the wrinkles and restore your sheer curtains to their pristine glory. The diverse methods also provide you with the versatility to choose the one you are most comfortable with. All the methods are pretty straightforward and can easily be tried at home all by yourself. Doing it yourself will save both your precious time and money.
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damages caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blind manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.