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How to Remove Tough Wrinkles From Polyester

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By aw08

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HI PLEASE HELP. I HAVE WASHED MY HUSBAND'S 2 COATS WHILE STAYING IN A HOLIDAY COTTAGE. I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WASHING MACHINE AND THE TUMBLE DRYER. I HAD NOT USED EITHER BEFORE. THE COATS OVER DRIED AND ARE VERY CREASED. HELP! HOW DO I REVERSE THIS? HAVE RE WASHED AT HOME, AGAIN AND AGAIN. WET IRONED, OVER AND OVER, STILL REALLY CRUMPLED AND CREASED.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP !!!

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?

THANKS

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HI PLEASE HELP. I HAVE WASHED MY HUSBAND'S 2 COATS WHILE STAYING IN A HOLIDAY COTTAGE. I WAS NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE WASHING MACHINE AND THE TUMBLE DRYER. I HAD NOT USED EITHER BEFORE. THE COATS OVER DRIED AND ARE VERY CREASED. HELP! HOW DO I REVERSE THIS? HAVE RE WASHED AT HOME, AGAIN AND AGAIN. WET IRONED, OVER AND OVER, STILL REALLY CRUMPLED AND CREASED.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP !!!

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?

THANKS

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  • DON'T DRY POLYESTER ON HIGH HEAT.

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COAT MATERIEL POLYESTER

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

It is very hard to remove hard-set wrinkles from polyester. It will take some time and patience. There is no quick way, you'll need to take your time and use an iron, press cloth and white vinegar. Fill a spray bottle with one half white distilled vinegar and one half water. Lightly spray a small section of the wrinkled area. Use a damp pressing cloth (white lightweight cloth)with the iron set on the polyester setting. Iron from the top to the bottom of the garment in a side to side motion. It may take several ironings to remove all of the wrinkles, but they should be less deep with every ironing.

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