Propress steamer for curtains
Creases in new curtains
What’s the first thing you do when you buy a new set of curtains?
Most people hang the curtains straight away to see if they work (suit the room, are the right length, etc). But most curtains straight out of the packaging are laden with creases where they have been folded for packing and shipping.
And then after some time you decide you want to remove the creases, but the prospect of taking them down, removing the plastic hooks and trying to iron them is just too daunting.
Steaming is so easy
Steaming curtains is so much easier than ironing, and more effective.
For a start, you don’t need to remove the curtains from the rail, you can steam ‘in-situ’. Not just removing from the rail but removing the plastic hooks, and then having to remember where to put them back after. The curtains stay where they are.
Secondly, the process is quick and effective. You see exactly what you’re steaming and where steaming is needed. On the ironing board, as you probably already know from previous experience, you try and lay the curtain over the board but most sits on the floor gathering yet more creases, as maybe door from the floor too. And it’s difficult to see what’s be done and what needs doing. The whole process is guesswork. And when you go to re-hang, you probably find you now have more creases than when you started.
A better way? A definite yes, steaming curtains is fast and effective. Now you can see what needs doing, and with a steamer like a Propress, creases drop out in an instant.
Other benefits of steaming curtains?
1. Removing dust mites
Steaming is a highly effective way to remove nearly 100% of dust mites lurking in the fabric. Dust mites can cause allergic reactions and trigger asthma attacks. A steamer can kill dust mites instantly and help in preventing allergies.
2. Eco friendly
Steamers work without the use of harmful chemicals, potentially harmful to you and the environment.
3. Removes odours
In killing bacteria, the steaming process also freshens the fabric and removes undesirable smells and odours.
4. Gentle on fabrics
Ironing compresses fabrics at high temperature and over time can lead to shining and premature wear.
Steaming simply relaxes the fibres to remove the creases and in doing so preserves the look and life of the fabric.
What did we do before?
Some people say ‘what did we do before the internet?’
Once you have tried it once you’ll realise you should have tried it years ago – there’s simply no alternative.