Scorch Marks Removal from Clothing

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How can I remove scorch marks from my clothing?

Scorch Marks Removal from Clothing

Scorch marks are rarely fixable. Try rinsing the item in cold water. Work detergent into stain. Rinse. Bleach might remove the stain, but assuming the fabric is not white, would likely ruin your clothes. You may also want to try cleaning the stain with dry-cleaning solvent or sponging the area with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Unfortunately, this stain may be impossible to remove. If the fabric is delicate, such as rayon or acetate and the iron was set too high, you may have melted the fibers, in which case it can not be fixed.

   

Comments

7/18/2007 8:00:04 AM
danny said:

While pressing a design on a white 100% cotton tee shirt, it scorched a small amount. I tried hydrogen peroxide with an old toothbrush over the stain and it came right out. I hung it on line in sunlight to dry. Thanks for the tip!


9/11/2007 7:26:51 AM
Bobbie said:

Thanks for this great tip.


9/11/2007 8:30:30 AM
Laure said:

I've heard to rub a nickel on the scorched area. I haven't tried the suggestion yet, but will should I scorch.


6/27/2011 2:14:57 PM
Victor Buksbazen said:

garment has already been machine washed with scorch on it. does this matter




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