How to Get Wrinkles Out of Nylon

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Only use low settings when you iron nylon clothes.
Only use low settings when you iron nylon clothes. (Image: ironing image by jovica antoski from Fotolia.com)

Nylon is not the most easy or forgiving fabric to work with. As a synthetic, it cannot withstand high heat from a clothes dryer on a standard setting or from an iron. Carelessly laundering your nylon garment can cause it to melt or shrink from the heat. You can get the wrinkles out of a nylon garment, if you do it carefully. If you plan on wearing nylon to a special event, check your garment ahead of time or get it dry cleaned to avoid accidental damage.

Things You'll Need

  • Clothes hanger
  • Iron (optional)
  • Ironing board (optional)

Step 1

Wet your wrinkled nylon garment thoroughly in lukewarm water. Wring out excess water.

Step 2

Place the wet nylon garment in the dryer. Turn the dryer to the permanent press stting, which prevents wrinkles from forming during the drying process. Check on the garment every 10 minutes and remove when it's almost dry, perhaps a little damp.

Step 3

Hang the nylon garment on a garment hanger in a dry spot. Any wrinkles in the nylon garment will naturally fall out over the course of a of couple hours.

Step 4

Turn an iron on to the lowest setting if you are pressed for time and need to iron your nylon garment. Set up an ironing board. Place the nylon garment on the ironing board.

Step 5

Iron the nylon garment, working quickly. Do not linger over wrinkled areas since nylon can melt or develop garment holes when exposed to heat.

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