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  • Cleaning - How to are for different Fibres & Fabrics, Clothes, Curtains and Suites.
  • Stains - examples with step by step instructions.
  • Ironing - Make wash-day easy with our video demo's.
  • Product Demonstrations - See exactly how you should use DrCleans special products.

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Ironing/Pressing Shirts

w/e 25/05/20
People often say they hate ironing shirts, which is fairly easy to understand - they do it in such a disordered way.

The first thing to remember is that you need to use an iron correctly. Move it forward and backwards so it works like a ship cutting through the water, moving once towards point and then simply reverse the movement. Now move on to a portion immediately next to the one you've just done but slightly overlapping it. If you continue like this, only going up and down the same section once, you will iron the whole shirt without missing out any part of it

Do

Dont

Move your body around to the end of the board to get to the shoulders

Stand in the middle of the board stretching your body into unnatural positions to iron all the parts.

Stretch the fabric with your free hand as you iron (stretching cotton strongly but finer fabrics with more delicacy)

Wobble the iron around it's centre - this does nothing to help you iron the shirt at all.

Lastly, listen to the radio

Distract yourself by watching television.

After those basic themes all you have to do is follow the same order each time you iron and you'll get better and better at it. Here's the order we suggest:

  1. Collar
  2. Yolk (Shoulders
  3. Right Cuff -
  4. Right Arm Front -
  5. Right Arm Reverse Side -
  6. Left Cuff -
  7. Left Arm Front -
  8. Left Arm Reverse Side -
  9. The body around the board pulling the shirt towards you after you've ironed one portion.
ironing a collar ironing a shirt yolk ironing a shirt sleeve ironing a shirt body
To help you more we've recorded some How-To shirt ironing videos (click through below)

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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;

  • To clean equipment squeeze a liberal amount of Ez-Off onto a heavy cotton cloth (an old terry towel works best).
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