How to Get Wrinkles Out of Insulated Drapes

It can be disheartening and frustrating to hang new insulated drapes on your windows and see drapes that are full of unsightly wrinkles. You have several options from which to choose that can help fade the wrinkles, taking care not to damage the insulation backing on the drapes. With a little time and effort, you will soon have smooth, wrinkle-free drapes covering your windows.

Dampen the bath towel with water. Place the insulated drapes and the bath towel into the dryer. Do not place more than one panel of drapes in the dryer at one time to keep the load small. Set the dryer to an air fluff cycle, and dry the towel and drapes for 30 minutes. Remove the drapes, and hang them immediately. Repeat with other drapery panels.

Set the iron to a low to medium setting with steam. Iron the fabric side of the drapes with the steam iron. Take care to keep the iron moving along the fabric of the drapes so as not to melt the insulation backing of the drapes. Iron until the wrinkles are gone. Hang the drapes immediately.

Hold the wrinkle release spray approximately 8 to 10 inches away from the drapes while they are hanging on the window. Spray the surface of the drapes with a continuous sweeping motion until the drapes are damp. Do not saturate the fabric. While the fabric is still damp, use your hands to smooth out the wrinkles. Pull on the fabric of the drapes both vertically and horizontally to remove the wrinkles. Repeat this process until all the drapes are wrinkle-free.

Things You'll Need

  • Bath towel
  • Dryer
  • Iron (with steam setting)
  • Wrinkle release spray
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