How to Steam Wrinkled Silk Curtains

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Things You'll Need

  • Curtain rod

  • Silk curtains

  • Steamer

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.


Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

Step 3

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.


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.