Learning how to iron different types of fabrics may seem difficult, when in fact it’s actually really easy. The trick is knowing how each fabric will react to your iron and whether or not heat, steam, and water are necessary. Below you will find both care and ironing techniques that will help keep your clothing (and fabrics) looking the best they can be.
Fabric Ironing Tips
Guys, let’s face it, whether you like it or not, there will come the day where your significant other wants you to iron their lace, silk and rayon fabrics. You can’t simply treat these delicate fabrics like you do your tees. Save the below list as a reference for the next time you find yourself ironing something other than your favorite cotton shirt.
Acetate – To avoid burn, use a low temperature, no steam and iron inside of the acetate fabric while it’s damp.
Corduroy – Corduroy can be hand smoothed most of the time, but in case you need more of a press look, place it on a plush white towel and iron inside out.
Cotton – Using a high temperature setting, it’s recommended to press cotton while damp. I recommend using Niagara® Spray Starch Plus Original to help with any hard to defeat wrinkles.
Lace – Never iron directly on lace. Simply put cloth between the fabric and iron away!
Linen – Turn your items inside out before you iron. Try using Niagara Spray Starch (coupons) to help crisp up collars and cuffs.
Polyester – Set your iron to low or medium heat settings, slightly dampen your fabric and iron from top down.
Rayon – To avoid stretching your rayon fabric out, iron in smaller portions at a low heat temperature and inside out.
Satin – Turn the fabric inside out, make sure that the fabric is damp and avoid steam. Can’t get much simpler than that.
Silk – Set your iron to its lowest setting, turn the fabric inside out and don’t use any steam.
Wool – Place a damp cloth between your iron and fabric, set to low heat and use team.
When it comes to my laundry care routine, I rely on Niagara Spray Starch to make my shirts crisp and wrinkle free. It’s single-handedly my favorite tool in my laundry cabinet – tucked right next to my iron. There’s just something about a crisp, clean looking shirt that adds a bit of confidence to my step. Not to mention it makes ironing super easy.
Giving credit where credit is do, I have to thank my mom for turning me onto Niagara. When I was younger, I remember putting on shirts she would iron for me before school and always wondered how she was able to get them so crisp, and feeling like new.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Niagara®. The opinions and text are all mine.