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How to Remove Scorch Marks on Wool Fabric

Updated February 21, 2017

An ugly scorch mark on wool fabric may make you think you're going to have to throw the garment in the trash. However, if you act immediately, there are things you can do to reduce the appearance of the scorch mark, or make it completely disappear.

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Pour a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide onto a dry, white cloth.

Place the peroxide cloth on top of the scorch mark, and use it as an ironing cloth. On a low setting, iron over the cloth and the scorch mark.

Repeat as many times as necessary until the scorch mark is gone.

Soak a cloth with white distilled vinegar.

Rub at the scorch mark with the vinegar-soaked cloth.

Alternate the vinegar cloth with a cloth that has only water on it. Continue until the scorch mark is gone.

Pour a tablespoon of liquid detergent that is safe for your wool onto the scorch mark.

Wash the garment as you normally would, either by hand or on a gentle cycle of the washing machine. Use cold water.

Let the wool garment air-dry.

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Things You'll Need

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Clean cloth
  • Iron
  • White vinegar
  • Liquid washing powder

About the Author

Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.

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