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Removing Iron Burn Marks on Clothing

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A too hot iron can leave scorch marks on clothing. This is a guide about removing iron burn marks on clothing.


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March 16, 2017

My friend left her hot straightener on my denim jeans and it left a mark, is there anyway I can remove the mark?

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful


Steps to Remove the Marks:

If the scorch mark is fresh, soak it immediately in cold water for at least 24 hours. ...

Wet the scorch mark with hydrogen peroxide. ...

Wet the clean white cloth with peroxide, then place it over the scorched fabric.

Iron lightly.

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March 16, 20170 found this helpful

I never had this happen to me. If it did, I would personally distress the jeans.

This article should can help:

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

is it a scorch mark or did it actually burn (blacken)m the fabric? Can you redye the jeans?

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March 18, 20170 found this helpful

You can try placing your jeans in a very sunny area and just keep wetting them. The sun does a very good job of drawing out this sort of mark. You may have to leave them out for several days - the dew will wet them and that helps also. Wet the whole pair of jeans, not just the mark.

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February 21, 2017

I have used an iron which was too hot on a black and cream dress. The black from the dress has gone onto the cream and it will not come off. Is there anything I can use to remove the marks please?

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

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It's hard to know if it will work because the mark isn't fresh and you didn't say what material your dress was made of.

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February 22, 20170 found this helpful

As Judy said, you haven't specified the material or if the stain has been set for a while.

One of your options is to buy fabric paint, another (if you're good at sewing) is to replace the cream portion (with any colour you like).

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February 23, 20170 found this helpful

The type of material means a lot in a question like this but I do not think you are describing scorch marks (?).

I would recommend you take this dress to a reliable dry cleaners and ask if there is anyway to remove this mark.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

if you have actually managed to terminally scorch your dress, especially if you have a more synthetic fabric, there's not much you can do, unfortunately. But a dry cleaner and other fabric expert can provide ideas on what to do.

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April 16, 2011

How do I get an iron print out of knit pants from using too hot of an iron?

By Virginia May from Hot Springs, VA

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

I am so sorry but you can't :-( Is the burn mark on a portion where you might be able to dress it up with a cute patch or some embroidery? Or lower on the leg where you can turn the slacks in to a pair of shorts or a pair of capris?

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April 19, 20110 found this helpful

You will have burned and melted the fibers. This is not something that you can fix, except to cover it up. You could check in the archives here on Thriftyfun, as some maintain they can get a scorch mark out if it isn't very bad. I wouldn't get my hopes up, unfortunately.

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April 12, 2016

I was wondering if anyone knows how to repair a polyester disco shirt? I slightly scorch it using an iron. I know that I should have not have done so. Or maybe the iron was hot. Anyways I "totally love" the shirt and paid a lot for the shirt, it's vintage and as you all know it's one of a kind. I know it's almost impossible for me to get another. It now has a medium hole in the lower area of the shirt.

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January 1, 2016

How can I remove an iron impression from a nylon blend fabric?

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June 13, 2008

Is there a way to remove a burn from the iron from a white dress shirt?

Tina from Bristol, CT

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June 13, 20080 found this helpful

If it's a "scorch" mark from an iron that was too hot & didn't really penetrate the fabric, you can bleach it out using hydrogen peroxide and a press cloth! It's a gentle bleaching process that can be repeated until the stain is removed.

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June 14, 20080 found this helpful

Try hanging the shirt in the sun for a day. Good Luck!

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

The burn is on a black pair of pants that is 95% polyester and 5% spandex. Just want to be clear abouth the bleaching with hydrogen peroxide.

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December 9, 20140 found this helpful

I tried to iron nylon today and it turned red. Is there anyway to fix the scorch marks?

By Ag

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September 2, 20110 found this helpful

How do I repair a scorched spot on a nylon shirt?


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September 6, 20110 found this helpful

Well depending where it is and/or how big it is-you could embellish it with a pin or button design or patchwork & embroidery with lace, buttons, sequins,etc. Or store bought patches: flowers, butterfly's, birds, etc. I don't know how to get rid of it or even if you can. I've saved a few things with this method from holes, and pulls in fabric & stains.

My solution is to cover them up. If it is in a strange spot like in the middle, put a scattered pattern on it (1 here,1 there) to make it even & balanced & no one will know. You will most likely end up with something you really like, & it's a chance to be creative. If you don't want to do this you can try "Ask Helowise " (I think at : Good or Ladies Home I hope this helps. : )

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February 12, 2008

I burnt a black cotton dress with a too hot iron, can I fix it? Help!

Maureen from Harrison, NJ

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February 12, 20080 found this helpful

You didn't mention where the burn mark was. Maybe you can purchase a decorative patch in the sewing dept. of a store and sew it on the burn mark giving the dress a new look.

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

Put an iron on patch on it from fabric store, good luck.

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By 0 found this helpful
May 10, 2005

An iron was put on a wool sweater and left a mark which has the wool flat and is slightly noticeable. Could anyone advise if ther is anything I could do to get the wool back to normal.

Betty Halifax

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May 18, 20051 found this helpful

Hello Betty,

It's quite unlikely to totally restore iron marks on wool but if there was any scorch on the wool, use an emery board to gently rub it away.

Also, if it's a bit flat- try cutting a potato in half and leaving one half on the mark overnight. Next morning remove it and try to buff up the pile.

If this doesn't work, there isn't much else you can do i'm afraid, but i hope i am proven wrong!

Best of luck.

Monique x

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October 14, 20160 found this helpful

Monique your tip of removing light scorch mark on woolen jumper worked so well actually i used a glass emery board so no mess either !!!

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