How to use a steam iron correctly?
Ironing a shirt properly shouldn’t take more than 3 minutes, as this is the simplest garment.It is best to iron the shirt with sleeves. They can simply hang over the edges of the ironing board while you iron the rest of the fabric. Otherwise, other parts of the shirt that you ironed earlier will wrinkle.
Remember to unbutton the cuffs and collar and unfold them. This is what newbies make mistakes all the time. This will allow you to perfectly iron the entire sleeve and collar.
Then hang it for a few minutes to cool down. Since the fabric is heated to a very high temperature during ironing, the “flatness” of the garment begins to appear during the cooling phase. Putting it on right away will save you the hard work you just did to iron your shirt.
How to iron your pants?
Have you heard people say “push” instead of “trouser press”? The light pressure and steam do most of the work, not the heat and movement of the iron itself.
When ironing pants, make sure the crease is perfect. You can do this by placing it on the ironing board with the leg seams lined up.
The crease should come down to the leg, which is about 6 inches below the waist. Always install the front pleat first. If your pants need pleats, fold the pleats down to the pleats.
If you have pressed the crease, hang the pants from the belt for at least an hour or two. Otherwise, let them cool for a few minutes.
Ironing pants and shirts can be easier if you follow the correct procedures for each garment, given its fabric and design. All of these factors determine the correct amount of heat and pressure to use for the best results.
These simple ironing tips will help you keep your pants and shirts in good condition. However, if you still don’t know how to properly iron shirts and pants, the best recommendation is to seek the help of an expert ironing service. At Kelly’s Dry Cleaners, we use the best steam irons with incredible performance to ensure your clothes are in good condition and last a long time.
1) Do you classify the clothes?
Sort your clothes according to the recommended ironing temperature. For example, silk, cotton, polyester, etc. It will make your life easier. You can iron each category together.
2) Do you use an ironing board?
Always use an ironing board whenever possible. Alternatively, if you don’t have an ironing board, you can use a flat surface like a table top or wide table. The ironing board absorbs heat and moisture, protecting your clothes from damage.
3) Does the water tank fill up?
Always fill your iron’s water tank before ironing. Please refer to the product manual to understand how to complete it correctly. Also, always use filtered water. Using unfiltered water can lead to calcium build-up on the surface after ironing and staining.
4) Correct heating temperature?
Adjust the temperature of the iron according to the temperature indicated on the wash label of your fabric. Make sure the iron is partially hot before ironing. Make sure you don’t wait more than 7-8 seconds. Do not under any circumstances use inappropriate heating settings.
5) Iron movement?
If you move the iron in a circular motion, you probably got it wrong. Circular movements can damage the fabric of the garment. We suggest that you try the up and down movements. If your clothing has pleats, work in the natural crease for the best result.
6) Does it protect delicate clothes?
Check the garment care label before steam ironing. For delicate fabrics such as chiffon or lace, place a cotton cloth between the garment and the iron to provide a layer of protection. Direct exposure can damage clothing.
7) unbutton your clothes?
If your clothes have buttons, undo them. This makes the job efficient. This allows the iron to flow without interruption. Button ironing can sometimes damage clothes too.
8) For narrow pleats?
Use the steam function of your iron to remove wrinkles from your clothes. Please refer to the product manual for how to use it correctly. Lay your clothes on a flat surface. Steam your garment, keeping an eye on the texture of the fabric, to help smooth out wrinkles. If you still notice wrinkles, spray a little water and repeat this step. However, before steam ironing any garment, we recommend that you check the garment’s care label to see if you can use a steam iron.
9) Hang up after ironing?
When you are done steam ironing, carefully hang your clothes on the hanger and allow them to dry naturally. If you leave it spread out on a chair or sofa, it will likely dry out wrinkled.
And here it is! Using a steam iron correctly can give amazing results. Be sure to refer to the product manual for the correct instructions for use.
Using a steam iron?
A steam iron heats the water to produce steam from the sole, which can then be used on the fabric to remove wrinkles. Some irons come with a removable water tank, while others require you to pour water from a container with a small spout. When filling the iron with cold water, make sure the device is switched off and unplugged.
After filling the water tank (and putting it back on the iron), the device can be plugged in and turned on. Set the iron to the correct heat for the material you are ironing. If you are unsure of the accuracy, check the garment label before adjusting the temperature.
Most irons have heat presets so you don’t have to worry about specific temperatures. The light will come on to indicate that the iron is heating up and will turn off when the iron is ready to use.
As the iron heats up on the heel of the board, you should have time to place the garment on the ironing board. Start with a gentle ironing with straight passes, avoiding uneven protrusions such as button plackets, zippers or belts.
Move the fabric as needed to reach other parts of the garment, making sure each time the fabric is snug against the board to avoid wrinkles in the garment. If it accidentally wrinkles, simply move the fabric to lay flat and then iron it again. If your iron has the ability to expel steam from the soleplate, use it to combat tough wrinkles.
When you have finished ironing, turn off the appliance and unplug it from the mains while it cools on the heel of the ironing board. Store the iron only after it has completely cooled down.