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How to Get Wrinkles Out of a Plastic Shower Curtain
Many people want to know how to get wrinkles out of a plastic shower curtain. This is not an easy task and you will need a lot of patience to work it through. We will try to talk about some helpful tips that can help you accomplish your goal.
Your first step in removing wrinkles from a plastic shower curtain is to clean it. The first thing you want to do is scrub the fabric with a solution of warm water and bleach. You can use both chlorine bleach and dish soap to remove any blemishes from the fabric. Let the fabric dry naturally for about half an hour or until the stain is gone.
For those who have sensitive skin, you may want to use a stronger solution. This is especially true if you are going to use a power washer to remove the wrinkles. After you have cleaned the fabric, you may want to give it a very gentle scrub with a brush to remove any stains that may still be on the fabric.
After you have taken out the stains, you can use a mixture of vinegar and white vinegar on the area that is wrinkled on the shower curtain. Mixing the two liquids together will allow you to get the wrinkles off the curtain at a much faster rate. If you are using a power washer, you will want to use the same solution that you used on the curtain because the strength of the solutions will help loosen the wrinkles on the curtain much faster.
After you have removed the stains and wrinkles from the shower curtain, you will want to move to wash it. You may need to wash it in a regular cycle of washing on a delicate cycle or even wash it in a full load of a gentle cycle. You may also want to use a chemical cleaner on the fabric to keep it looking bright and new. Be sure to read the labels on the products you are using and be sure to only use chemical cleaners on the fabrics that are manufactured to be able to be chemically treated. For more information on this, check with the manufacturer of the shower curtain fabric that you are using. There are some chemicals that you should avoid using on your fabric.
Other than the chemical cleaners, you will want to clean the shower curtain with a good quality detergent. If you want to get rid of the wrinkles that are there already, you will need to use a product that is specially designed to get rid of wrinkles. You will need to use a fabric softener as well to get rid of the wrinkles.
You can always remove the stains that are there with the curtains that you are using. You may need to blot them up with a paper towel or napkin or soak them in a solution of bleach and water. The bleach will be an acid and the water will be a base to help break down the stains.
Make sure that you let the curtains dry naturally before trying to clean them up. Using a window cleaner will not work with plastic curtains because the chemicals used in them will actually harm the material. As long as the fabric is completely dry before you begin cleaning it you should be fine.
After you have cleaned the curtain, you will need to wait until it is completely dry before you even try to put on a new curtain. If you try to put a new one on after the fabric has dried it will be damaged and you will be putting your home at risk. You will not want to do that.
Before you even try to remove the curtains you will want to spray the fabric with a laundry detergent. This will help remove any chemical that may have been left behind by the fabric when it was washed. If the curtains were not laundered it may have become contaminated.
Hopefully these simple tips will help you understand how to get out wrinkles from a plastic shower curtain. Just remember to take your time and follow the instructions that came with the curtain.