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Practice the following suggestions, one at a time so you don't try too many new things at once, and you'll soon be getting better results and much quicker.
Make sure the material you're about to iron is flat before you start, even if this means you only have very small areas of fabric to do.
This will stop any backward or sideways movement you make with the iron running over an area that isn't flat and causing a crease. Creases actually put in by the iron are far harder to remove than normal creases and can actually damage the fabric.
Use both hands to set up tension in the garment by pulling at the fabric once you start ironing. Unless you're ironing knitwear, the tension you add will be set in while you iron, giving a crisp feel and look to the fabric.
Use both hands to smooth down the material before you place the an iron any where near it.
Take the hand you iron with an use it like a "pretend" iron on the fabric, going over the same movement you intend to when you use the iron. Doing this will help you feel any wrinkles that you might not be able to see.
Then, having already sorted any potential problems where there may be a crease under the fabric, you can then move the iron quickly and easily.
The iron is shape like a ship for a reason. As it goes forward it pushes fabric aside and smoothes its way. If you then move straight back you will be going over a part that is already flat, making it even flatter with less chance of creating a bad wrinkle by ironing over a crease.
So - wiggle the iron from side to side as you go down the fabric - we see many people making this movement but none can say why they seem to think it does any good. It wastes time and it does nothing to improve the end result.
The aim should be to move the iron forward in the direction of its nose but you can't do this if your body is static. Sometimes moving to the end of the board makes it easier to move the iron the right way and guarantees that better results will follow.
Professionals don't iron in front of the television as this leads to a lack of concentration on the job in hand. Not having the TV on also means that you don't have to stay in one position just to see the TV clearly. Perhaps, listen to the radio instead.
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Simple and Safe + Effective
Net-Trol Wood Cleaner and Colour Restorer is a safe one-part treatment that restores the natural colour and beauty of wood.
Unlike bleach or chlorine based cleaners it will not damage the wood fibres. Instead it naturally cleans the wood to remove the grey weather beaten look caused by exposure to the sun and rain.
Being natural Net-Trol is safe to use, requiring no specialist equipment or protective clothing and will not harm surrounding plants or shrubs.
A concentrated formula, Net-Trol offers exceptioonal value for money, as it may be used neat or diluted in ratios up to 1:4 with clean fresh water.
Net-Trol is ideal for decking, exterior furniture (including plastic), stone, concrete and GRP. Net-Trol will even remove rust stains.
Net-Trol is ideal for restoring the colour to faded & weathered garden furniture. Suitable to teak and other hardwoods, it restores the rich natural colour and prepares the wood for a penetrating wood finish.
Clean Your Iron While Still Hot
Clean any hot iron simply, with the Ez-Off and a lint free cloth
We're often asked by visitors to the site to find certain products used by professionals and to supply them through DrClean. Perhaps the most requested is anything that might clean an iron easily - and now we've found the perfect answer. Ez-Off is made in the USA and is designed for professionals to clean their commercial irons.
Here's how it's used;
Prepares Any Surface For Paint
Paint on absolutely anything with ESP. Glass - Tiles - Kitchen Units - Absolutely Any Solid Surface
Water-Based ESP (Easy Surface Prep) is a special blend that preparesd and primes the surface in one. It gets high gloss surfaces ready or painting quickly and easily - negating the need for the dusty and dirty job of sanding.
ESP provides a 'micro priming' bonding film that paint really stick to. Just 2 hours after applying ESP you can be painting over it with any water or oil based paint, assured in the knowledge it won't peel.
Easy on the hands and odourless, Owatrol ESP is the easy, quick and effective way to prepare any non-porous surface whether inside or out and being odourless makes it ideal in confined areas. Just clean the surface, apply ESP, wait 2 hours then paint.
Can be applied direct to ceramic and glass surfaces as well as baked enamels, laquers, plastics and many more surfaces.