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What fabrics can I steam / not steam?

in Mastering Steaming

In general most fabrics are brilliant for steamers. This ranges from delicate silk to dry clean only wool. However, there are some fabrics to avoid steaming. We do not recommend steaming waxed jackets, suede or materials prone to melting.

Care should be taken with delicate fabrics like silk, chiffon, sheer or velvet. Avoid letting the steamer head touch such fabrics and keep the head moving. To avoid damaging print or embellishment, perhaps try steaming the garment inside-out.

Care should be taken when used on leather, avoiding allowing the material to become damp.

If you’re ever unsure, cautiously test the steamer on a discreet part of the fabric first.

Always check fabric care labels for advice prior to steaming.

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