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unwrikling a rain coat

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fatherseanfan, Oct 8, 2006.

  1. fatherseanfan

    fatherseanfan Senior member

    Apr 15, 2006
    I have a 100% cotton raincoat (its decent, but not great quality, made by Penguin) that I just washed and it is now wrinkled.

    I was wondering if it is OK to iron cotton raincoats, or whether there was a special coating or something on the material that would make ironing not a good idea. I'm worried about shine.

    The tag says "warm iron" but I don't want to go ahead without consulting the Forum experts! Any idea? Better to steam, maybe?
  2. stach

    stach Senior member

    Mar 11, 2006
  3. Rolo

    Rolo Senior member

    Aug 14, 2006
    Raleigh, NC, USA
    I've heard that ironing helps actually helps restore the water repellancy.
  4. Minn

    Minn New Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    I'm not sure steam without pressure is enough. If you need the pressure of an iron, use a press cloth to help prevent shine. I was taught that the shine is from over pressing/too much heat. What's a press cloth? A clean piece of of 100% white woven cotton without any chemicals and without any print will do.
  5. Ivan Kipling

    Ivan Kipling Senior member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Yes. You can iron your coat. ALWAYS use a pressing cloth. Otherwise, you'll singe your fibers. Iron the inside, first. Then, the exterior. You should have a sleeve board, too . . . invaluable, for pressing sleeves, shoulder areas, and cuffs. btw: I always iron both the inside and outside, of my garments. Shirts, especially.

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