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How to Get Wrinkles out of Polyester

Whether you are dealing with polyester clothes, curtains, tablecloths, or comforters, these tips will help you remove wrinkles from the fabric.


  • Step 1: Press the fabric Cover the polyester fabric with a pressing cloth and iron it. Don't let the iron come in direct contact with the polyester.
  • TIP: Spray the item with a light mist of water before you begin ironing.
  • Step 2: Wash the item Wash the item and hang it on your clothesline. Do not wring it out first; the weight of the water will help force the wrinkles out.
  • TIP: As a variation on this method, hang the item over a clothes steamer and let the steam draw the wrinkles out.
  • Step 3: Use a washer with a permanent press cycle Place the item in the washer and use the permanent press cycle. When the cycle is finished, place it in the dryer using the permanent press setting.
  • Step 4: Remove item from dryer Remove the item from the dryer as soon as it is finished running, and hang it up to prevent further wrinkles.
  • FACT: Heat and water remove wrinkles in polyester by breaking and reforming molecular bonds in the fabric.

You Will Need

  • Polyester fabric
  • Pressing cloth
  • Iron
  • Clothesline
  • Clothing steamer (optional)

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