How to Steam Wrinkled Silk Curtains

Steaming is great option for removing wrinkles from silk curtains. Silk is a heat-sensitive fabric whether it is used in garments or for home decorating uses. A direct heated iron scorches silk, effectively ruining it. To remove wrinkles from silk with an iron, the user must employ a pressing cloth to sit on top on the silk as it is being pressed. With curtains, this can be a time-consuming endeavor. A steam cleaner or steamer makes short work of the task.

Things You'll Need

  • Curtain rod
  • Silk curtains
  • Steamer

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Hang your wrinkled silk curtains on a curtain rod. Spread out the panels completely.

Add water to and preheat your steamer according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Apply steam to your silk curtains, working from the top. Gently pull the curtain taut at a lower section with one hand while steaming with the other.

Tips & Warnings

  • Apply a wrinkle-releaser spray to the curtains beforehand to get rid of the less serious wrinkles, giving you a shorter steaming task.
  • If the curtains feel damp where you steam them, move the steamer back. It is too close to the fabric.


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