Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Removing Shiny Iron Marks on Polyester Clothing

The shiny marks left on polyester clothing by a too hot iron are quite likely scorched or melted synthetic fibers. This is a guide about removing shiny iron marks on polyester clothing.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
April 18, 2016

How do I get iron marks off polyester trousers?

Ad
Answer Was this helpful? Yes
April 19, 20160 found this helpful

Polyester is a form of plastic. You're getting the ironing marks because you have the iron too hot and it's burning/melting the material. In the future, turn the pants inside out and iron the wrong side OR get an ironing cloth that protects the clothing from burning. Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
August 18, 20160 found this helpful

Though the marks are hard to get out you can rub the spot lightly with steel wool if the material is not too thin. It takes the shine out. I could restore my new trousers back to their original look. Just do it lightly and carefully.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 12, 20170 found this helpful

Should the steel wool be wet or set while rubbing the cloth?

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Drip it in olive oil to prevent the cloth from being destroyed

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

1 found this helpful
January 31, 2013

I accidently used an iron that was too hot on my polester black pants while pressing the hem. Now I have an area that is shiney on that area of the pants. Is there any help for this or is the fabric simply melted? Any ideas would be appreciated.

By Diannia C. from Defuniak Springs, FL

Answer Was this helpful? 1
February 1, 20131 found this helpful

I read this somewhere that if you spray the area pretty heavily with white vinegar and then lay over that a damp cloth. Next barely set your iron down on the cloth until there is a little steam coming from the cloth. Iron should be set according to the fabric. Do this for just a few seconds. The shiny area will be gone. Hope this helps.

~Janette~

Related Content(article continues below)
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
June 8, 20160 found this helpful

I have ironed black polyester trousers and have shiny marks on trouseres

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 23, 20170 found this helpful

You must apply olive oil and let it rest for about an hour, afterwards you just boil them for 5min approx. Should get it done ;)

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 16, 20170 found this helpful

boil them???

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
June 20, 2010

How do you remove hot iron marks from polyester?

By Netty from Defiance, OH

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
June 22, 20100 found this helpful

This is a burn. Burnt Poly does not get undone.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
June 22, 20100 found this helpful

Sorry but there is no way to remove a burn mark no matter what type of fabric. :-(

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
January 28, 20160 found this helpful

In the 40s they'd use old coffee grinds. Set on fabric for a while and then steam iron with a cover cloth

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Use nail polish remover.....the stain will be gone immediately. Works every time!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
September 4, 2013 Flag

I bought a polyester t-shirt and by mistake ironed it, now there is a shiny patch on it. Please suggest a way how to remove that patch.

By YC

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

0 found this helpful
December 5, 2006 Flag

I have a pair of new black trousers and now I've ironed them, a silver line has appeared. How do you get rid of the silver line? I heard vinegar will do the trick - is that right?

Suzie from Seattle, WA

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 23, 20170 found this helpful

You have to use a black marker m8

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Categories
Home and Garden Repair ClothingJune 2, 2013
Guides
A burn mark from a clothes iron.
Removing Iron Burn Marks on Clothing
A woman ironing clothing.
Ironing Polyester Clothing and Fabric
Removing Graphite (or Pencil) Stains from Clothing
Removing Graphite (or Pencil) Stains from Clothing
A pregnant woman rubbing cream in her belly to prevent stretch marks.
Preventing Stretch Marks
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐰
Easter Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 26, 2017 at 10:18:31 AM on 10.0.2.189 in 4 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!