How to Get Creases Out of Blackout Curtains: 7 proven ways

How to Get Creases Out of Blackout Curtains

Ironing, washing, and steaming are the best ways to Get Creases Out of Blackout Curtains. Apart from that, you can use wrinkle-released sprays, warm water sprays, or water-vinegar sprays. Hanging the curtains for a long time will remove the wrinkles.

How to Get Wrinkles Out of Blackout Curtains Effectively

Garment Steamer Method

A garment steamer is the most effective and safe of all methods.

And in just 3 easy steps you will be able to get wrinkles out of your blackout curtains.

Step: 1 Prepare the garment steamer

Step: 2 Prepare the curtain

Step: 3 Start the Steamer process

Step: 1 Prepare the garment steamer

Fill the garment steamer with water before turning it on. Then heat it to a certain temperature.

Step: 2 Prepare the curtain

Take someone’s help, hold the curtain from the bottom, and straighten it. Note that you do not need to force the curtain too much.

Otherwise, your curtain rod may get damaged.

Pull the curtain just enough so that the curtain stays straight and you can smoothly roll the garment steamer over the surface of the curtain.

Step: 3 Start the Steamer process

Now your garment steamer is ready and the curtain is straightened…

Take your steamer and stand on the side of the curtain with the foam and rubber.

Now take the steamer and rotate it horizontally or vertically in a single direction from bottom to top.

Keep moving the steamer over the surface of the curtain and avoid keeping it in one place for long periods of time.

Otherwise, the material will be damaged and may even melt.

Leave some space between the curtain and the steamer to avoid this.

After turning the steamer over the material once, allow the material time to cool before turning it over again.

If you repeatedly run the steamer on the curtain and do not give it time to cool the curtain material, the material can be seriously damaged.

After completing one side of the curtain, repeat this process on the other side as well.

Ironing Method

The ironing method is best to get rid of stubborn creases and folds.

Most often, when there are serious wrinkles or fold marks on the curtain, the ironing method is used to the maximum.

Materials needed

  • A large table/dining table to flatten the curtains
  • A thin sheet/towel/thin piece of cloth (to place over the curtain to avoid damaging the curtain)
  • Ironing (obviously!!!)

We will complete this process in 3 EASY Steps

Step 1: Prepare the base

Prepare the base to lay the curtain flat.

That base can be your dining table or another large table.

Place aluminum foil on top of the table.

now, put the curtain on the tables in such a way that the rubber side of the curtain touches the aluminum foil.

Want to know the benefits of aluminum foil?

Aluminum foil spreads all the heat of the iron evenly across the underside of the curtain. Therefore, we can get rid of wrinkles without ironing the underside.

Step:2 – Protect the curtain from damage

If you apply hot iron directly to the curtain, the curtain material may be damaged.

To prevent this from happening,

Put A thin sheet/towel/thin piece of cloth on the curtain. so that the iron doesn’t touch the curtain directly.

just keep moving the thin sheet along with the iron.

Step 3: Eliminate crease in curtains

set the iron to its lowest temperature and heat it up.

Now start ironing from any one corner of the curtain. Just don’t forget to move the thin sheet in the direction of the iron.

Be careful that your iron does not come into direct contact with the curtain.

Avoid keeping the iron in one place for a long time

Washing Method

The sweet and simple way to get creases out of blackout curtains is the “washing method”

But not all the blackout curtains are washable. Some blackout curtains may deteriorate due to washing.

To avoid this,

First, read the manufacturer’s instructions to see if the curtain is washable.

Read on if the curtain is washable, else don’t west your time. Please try another method.

This method has 2 major advantages…

  1. 1 get rid of creases without doing nothing
  2. 2 Get rid of the bad smell of curtains

If you have bought a new curtain then use this method before following any other method.

You will save both time and money.

Now that it has been checked that the curtain is washable, take it down from its rod and wash it in the machine according to the guidelines.

After washing, hang the curtain in a sunny place to dry.

Hang the curtain neatly and make sure that no part of it is bent otherwise you will see additional wrinkles after drying.

And you don’t want to see it.

Hanging Method

If you are not in a hurry to remove the wrinkles in the curtain, then you can use this method.

Just keep the curtain hanging, the wrinkles will disappear from the curtain by itself.

Steam Method

If you want to speed up this process a bit,

  • Hang curtains in your shower room
  • Be careful that shower water does not fall directly on the curtain
  • Now turn on the hot water and let the shower room fill with steam

After that, keep the curtain in the shower room for some time and hang it back on the curtain rod.

The curtain will dry gradually and the wrinkles in it will disappear.

Spray Method

If the wrinkles on the curtains do not disappear after hanging them for several days, try this method.

Take clean water in a spray bottle and spray it on the wrinkled part of the curtain. After that let the curtain dry. If the wrinkles do not disappear on the first attempt, repeat this method.

Water and Vinegar Method

You can also use a 50:50 mixture of water and vinegar instead of water.

A mixture of water and vinegar will help you to make the wrinkles on the curtains disappear.

Why is it necessary to get rid of wrinkles on curtains?

Blackout curtains are a great way to block outside light and reduce outside noise.


Wrinkles on the curtain will draw all the attention to itself and diminish the beauty of the curtain.

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions (People also ask)

How do you get wrinkles out of curtains without a steamer?

There are many effective ways to get wrinkles out of curtains without a steamer like Ironing, Washing in the machine (if curtain material allows), and Spraying hot water on the wrinkled part.

How do you get wrinkles out of brand new curtains?

The best way to get wrinkles out of brand-new curtains is to wash the curtain.
Washing the curtains will remove the smell and also get rid of the wrinkles on it.
if the blackout curtains allow dry cleaning only then the best way is the ironing method.

Can you iron blackout curtain fabric?

You can iron the blackout curtains directly but it is not recommended. Because of the direct contact of ironing and fabric, the material of the curtain can melt.
That is why while ironing, always keeps a piece of thin cloth on top of the curtains and iron it.
Read the blog above for more information.

How do you get wrinkles out of new polyester curtains?

There are many effective ways to get wrinkles out of new polyester curtains like Wash and Dry, Using a Fabric Steamer, and Ironing.

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