How to Get Wrinkles out of Paper

Wrinkles can put a crimp in your documents. Get your paper back in shape in no time with these tips.


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You Will Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Distilled water
  • 2 hard, flat objects
  • Flat surface
  • Steam
  • Cloth
  • Iron


  1. Step 1


    Spray, from a distance, a small amount of water onto the wrinkled area.

  2. Use distilled water -- tap water will stain the paper due to its mineral content.

  3. Step 2

    Place between objects

    Place the wrinkled paper between two hard, flat objects; allow it to dry for 1 to 2 days.

  4. Step 3

    Lay out

    Lay out the wrinkled paper on a flat surface in the bathroom away from the shower.

  5. Step 4

    Run shower

    Run a hot shower for approximately 10 minutes to help relax the paper fibers. Shut the door to the bathroom to allow the room to fill up with steam.

  6. Step 5

    Place between objects

    Take the paper out of the bathroom and place it between two hard, flat objects, like books. Allow it to dry for 1 to 2 days.

  7. Step 6

    Place cloth on top

    Place a cloth over the wrinkled paper and iron on the lowest setting. Keep the iron moving and allow the paper to cool before touching. Enjoy your like-new sheet of paper.

  8. The average American uses 700 pounds of paper each year.