How to Remove Scorch Stains From Linen

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How to Remove Scorch Stains From Linen
Linen is a popular fabric to wear in hot weather because it keeps you cool. (coccinelle image by Nicolas FUCHS from Fotolia.com)

Linen is a natural fabric that is comfortable to wear, no matter the weather. Whether the linen you own is an article of clothing or a favourite tablecloth, you most likely have to iron it after washing because linen has a tendency to wrinkle. Linen is ironed on the low heat setting because high heat scorches delicate, linen fabric. If you end up with scorch marks on your linen fabric, you can successfully remove them using supplies found in the home.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Cleaning cloths
  • White vinegar
  • Clothing iron
  • Hydrogen peroxide

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Moisten a clean cloth with white vinegar.

  2. 2

    Wipe the vinegar on the site of the scorch mark on your linen fabric. Follow by wiping the scorch mark with another clean cloth, dampened with plain water.

  3. 3

    Wet a clean cloth with hydrogen peroxide. Lay the peroxide-soaked cloth over the scorch mark on your linen fabric.

  4. 4

    Heat your iron to the medium setting. Rub the iron over the peroxide-soaked cloth covering the scorch mark on your linen. Check the progress of the removal process. Repeatedly rub the iron over the peroxide-soaked cloth until the scorch mark is removed.

    How to Remove Scorch Stains From Linen
    The very appliance that created the scorch marks is used to remove them. (iron on orange cloth image by Nikolai Sorokin from Fotolia.com)

Tips and warnings

  • Rub a fresh lemon slice on the scorch mark on your linen fabric and set it in the sun to remove the scorch mark.
  • Move the iron constantly when ironing your linen fabric. If the iron lingers too long over one area, the delicate linen fabric is easily scorched.

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