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How do I fix a scorched garment?

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Question: How do I fix a scorched garment?

Here's how to fix a scorched garment:


Too much heat from an iron can damage garments permanently. However, if your garment is cotton, linen, ramie, rayon or wool it may be able to be saved. If the fabric is thick and fuzzy, brush lightly to remove burned fibers or charring. Rub liquid detergent into the scorched area and launder in cold water - hand washing may be required for certain garments.

If a stain remains, launder again using an all-fabric bleach. Fabric will be weakened permanently in the scorched area and will wear out more quickly than the rest of the garment.

Melted or scorched synthetic blends - nylon, polyester, acetate, acrylic - can never be restored.

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