Can You Iron Wet Clothes? (or Dry Clothes)

Is it dangerous to iron wet clothes?

Is it better to Iron clothes wet or dry?

In this article, we’ve explained when to iron your clothes that’s safe for you and your clothes.

Let’s get started:

When should I iron my clothes?

A wet cloth is better for Ironing because it removes wrinkles fast and requires much less heat than dry ironing.

Dry ironing is hard, you’ve to use more heat and pressure to remove wrinkles. Dry ironing damages fabrics, while steam ironing doesn’t harm the fabric quality.

Now you may be asking about, how much should be a cloth is wet to iron it successfully and avoid electric shock. In the next section I tried to discuss that:

How much should be a cloth is wet to iron?

A damped or slightly wet cloth is perfect to iron it easily without damaging the fabric.

These clothes have just enough moisture left in them to allow the heat from the iron to reshape and smooth out the creases of the fabric.

In this process, the garment is ready to be wear as all the water is evaporated due to heat.

Dry cloth ironing – Is it safe?

Dry cloth ironing requires much more heat than wet or steam ironing. Ironing a dry cloth is never recommended and doing it repeatedly it’ll decrease the lifespan of that garment.

Which one is faster wet or dry clothes?

As you already know about the pros & cons of both ironing, the winner is wet clothes. Wet clothes require less time to remove wrinkles than dry clothes. Even the heat required for wet clothes is way less than dryer ones.

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