6 dry ironing mistakes to avoid

6 dry ironing mistakes to avoid

Well-ironed clothes make an impression of their own. By eliminating wrinkles and shrinkage, ironing shapes up the fabric to make it look fresher and smoother, which thereby, helps to add to the personality of a person. Moreover, it also kills germs, in particular fungi and thermophilic bacteria that may escape from the washing processes.

Now that we know the benefits of giving that crisp and sharp look to our every day or professional wear, here are a few tips or rather mistakes that you should avoid when dry ironing your clothes-

  1. Letting clothes over dry

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when ironing is to let the clothes dry entirely. Yes, that is a big no and the reason for it that when clothes over-dry they become resistant to reshaping, which is the primary function of the pressing appliance.

Therefore, iron when clothes are still slightly damp or even when they are a little wet. This will make ironing much easier and give the piece of apparel the desired shape. This formula works the best with dress shirts and garments made with thin fabric.

  1. Not checking the base 

As a thumb rule, always check the soleplate of the dry iron for any stains. The reason for this is if tainted, it may brush it across your favourite top. In case unsure of the spots, test the press on the iron board and if you see the remnants do not use it. You can also remove the dirt by applying baking soda and water directly to the plate and wiping off the paste using a damp cloth.

  1. Ironing delicate first

When using the lightweight dry iron, the heating takes longer than the cooldown; therefore, choose the clothing wisely. Always start with materials needing the lowest temperature, like polyester and silk. Once finished with them, go for the cotton and linen garments. In case, you want to be 100% sure of the temperature, then buy the Glace Gold Dry Iron that comes with the control dial and has an American heritage coating that offers safety against overheating.