How to Get Iron Marks Out of Clothes

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How to Get Iron Marks Out of Clothes
Even though this is a useful tool it's not infallible. (iron image by Eray Haciosmanoglu from

While an iron is a great tool for keeping your clothes wrinkle-free and looking good, it's not a perfect piece of equipment and can sometimes negatively alter clothes by leaving scorch marks. These marks usually result from ironing your clothes on a setting that is too hot. Luckily, you don't need to throw your clothes away if you happen to get iron marks on them; they can easily be repaired using materials you have around the house.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cloths
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iron
  • White vinegar

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    Method 1

  1. 1

    Dip a cloth in hydrogen peroxide until it is well saturated but not sopping wet. Wring out the excess liquid.

  2. 2

    Lay the wet cloth directly on top of the iron mark. Set the iron between low and medium-low and iron over the wet cloth.

  3. 3

    Continue to iron over the wet cloth until the stain disappears. You may need to add more hydrogen peroxide to the cloth.

    Method 2

  1. 1

    Soak a cloth in white distilled vinegar until the cloth is wet. Wring out the excess vinegar. Apply the cloth directly to the scorch mark, rubbing vigorously.

  2. 2

    Soak another cloth in cold water. Wring out the excess water and rub the scorch mark aggressively.

  3. 3

    Repeat these steps until the iron mark is gone.

Tips and warnings

  • The moment you get a scorch mark while ironing, you should soak the garment in cold water.

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