How to Get the Wrinkles out of Blackout

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  1. BryanMac

    BryanMac Auditioning

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    I just received he Material to build my Screen. I am using the Blackout Cloth. The problem is that it was folded. I am going to be making a portable screen with a Collapsible frame, so I am wanting to know how to get the wrinkles out of the cloth? I am trying to stretch out the wrinkles but when I release the tension the wrinkles return. Any IDeas?? Can I steam them out? a warm Iron?
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

    Wayne Ernst Cinematographer

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    Hints form Heloise ...

    Sure, a warm iron - with some steam will help. Also, you could try the following:

    1) Wet a wash cloth.
    2) Put your screen fabric in the clothes dryer.
    3) Toss in the wet wash cloth.
    4) Run the dryer for 45 minutes or so on a low heat setting.

    This should pull out the wrinkles for you and then you could just use the iron to smooth things out a bit.
     
  3. JoshGivens

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    I would say go with the iron. If your concerned about burning it, lay a towel or something on top of it and iron "through" the towel. I would refrain from the dryer because of the potential to make the fabric "fuzzy."
     
  4. Todd Shore

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    I ironed with a damp towel and it worked extremely well.
     

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