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How to Get Rid of Creases in New Curtains

Updated February 21, 2017

When you open up a new package of curtains, the excitement of home improvement is sometimes eclipsed by disappointment -- new curtains often come with sharp, severe creases and wrinkles in all the wrong places. Though there are many popular home remedies for removing these creases, washing, drying and steam pressing is a good solution.

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  1. Read the laundry instructions on your curtains to see if they are machine washable.

  2. Place your curtains in a washing machine and wash them using the warm water setting. If your curtains are not machine washable, or if they are too large for your washer, hand wash them in warm water.

  3. Dry the curtains in a dryer on the permanent press setting. If your curtains can't go in the dryer, place them on a drying rack to dry and use a hair dryer to accelerate the drying process.

  4. Remove the curtains immediately after the dryer cycle is complete or when they are no longer damp. Hang the curtains on a clothesline in a humid spot. Wait a few hours -- if the wrinkles and creases don't disappear, you will need to iron them.

  5. Fill your steam iron with water.

  6. Preheat the iron to the appropriate setting for your fabric type. Iron out the creases in your curtains, pressing the steam button on your iron to add moist steam to the fabric.

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Things You'll Need

  • Steam iron

About the Author

Christina Sloane

Christina Sloane has been writing since 1992. Her work has appeared in several national literary magazines.

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