Ironing can be a laborious and time consuming task, driving some people straight to the dry cleaners in order to leave the pressing of the wrinkled wearables up to the professionals.
Not only is it a hassle to go to the dry cleaners to drop off, then waiting and picking up is both time consuming and expensive! The best way to save both time and money, is by using a professional ironing system. This way you can achieve high quality results, quickly and with ease in your own home.
Laurastar sees the act of ironing as a way to beautify your clothes and is the pioneer and world leader in professional ironing systems and steam stations for domestic use. Laurastar cares for your clothes, using a dry steam with just the right amount of moisture to achieve the best ironing result.
There is no longer a need for chemicals, starches or sprays that can damage or stain your clothes.
Thanks to our friends at Laurastar, here are some tips and tricks using a Laurastar iron and attachments to assist you when ironing tricky garments.
With Laurastar there is no need to change the temperature and this is why. Attach the soft pressing sole plate which is coated with Teflon and it lowers the temperature of the iron by half. This makes it safe for the most delicate fabrics, all synthetics, beading and sequins, Tshirts with transfers and black garments won’t become shiny.
There are 2 things that make ironing T-shirts easier. One is the Teflon shoe and the other is the active board. Normally T-shirt material stretches ahead of the iron forming a crease. When you inflate the board the T-shirt stretches out & it’s virtually impossible to iron creases in and the motif does not melt. It’s like having a third hand doing all the organising for you. When you’ve ironed the front you have also done the back – cutting your ironing time in half.
Trousers can be quite troublesome & usually end up at the Dry Cleaner, but you’ll find them a breeze to do with your Laurastar. Hold the pants by the cuff – just line up the creases as best you can. Then you can relax all the creases by steaming vertically .They are almost done – you’ll just have to press in a sharp crease using the board and vacuum. To finish them at the top, put the board on inflation to cushion the fabric and prevent the pockets showing through. You can see what a beautiful result you can achieve and cut down dry cleaning bills even more.
Cotton shirts are a challenge, with Laurastar you’ll be able to iron a shirt in just 2 mins. Start with the collar and the board on suction at the end of the board. One sweep forward with the steam and back without and the collar is done. The result is dry and looks as if it has been starched. Then the yolk, on vacuum & next the sleeves. Blow some steam up the sleeve to help relax the fibres and separate the two layers. Then activate the suction feature and you’ll only need to iron one side & the other side will be perfect.
After wearing your suit jacket all day in the car or at the office, you would take it to the dry cleaner – but not when you own a Laurastar. Place the jacket on a coat hanger and vertically steam the garment by touching the iron against the fabric. The superfine, dry steam opens the fibres so the creases fall out while at the same time odours are released. You are regrooming and refreshing at the same time, whilst leaving the fabric dry so there’s no recreasing. You’ll save a lot of money on your dry cleaning bills.
For additional video tutorials on tackling more “difficult to iron” garments click here to see more.