Get Wrinkles Out Of Your Backdrops

07 FEB, 2020 | BY DYLAN YU

Photographers always search for durable and wrinkle-resistant backdrops with high-definition printing technique, for they hope to use the backdrops they pick out as long as possible. However, long-term use, being folded in a closet for a while or lack of maintenance can still occasionally get backdrops inevitably squished or creased.

It is highly important to understand how to properly get wrinkles out of your backdrops. Here are several easy options for you to remove the wrinkles!

Wash the Backdrop According To The Care Instructions

Backdrop made of microfiber or muslin is soft, washable safe, and it is important to clean your backdrops regularly (do not wash too often). You can check the care label (care instructions) on the backdrop or email for consulting if you are still not sure before putting it into a washing machine. You will know whether it is ‘machine washable’ and it can be tumble dried with medium heat. This is very important for removing the wrinkles appropriately without harming the material.

Hang Up the Backdrop to Treat the Wrinkles

If you do not want to wash the backdrops every time there are wrinkles or stains  on it, hanging up the backdrop to treat the wrinkles is a better choice. Use a [spray bottle] (can be filled with cool water) to spray the wrinkles until they’re damp. The water of spray will smooth out the wrinkles. Also, you can choose a [hand-held steamer] to treat the wrinkles with steam (Low temperature).

But before that, you need to pay attention to how to hang up the backdrop correctly.

Stands and Clamps are Good Assistants 

A microfiber fabric backdrop is foldable but should not be rolled up to store.  Rolling it up may do harm to the wrinkle-resistance of a backdrop and then its’ overall appearance.

A stand and clamps are correct choices when you clean or use your delicate backdrops, which can keep your backdrop smooth and prevent creases and dents on it.

Try to Avoid Frequent Ironing

Pay attention to the temperature of steam ironing. The heat of the iron may do harm to the fabric and then the backdrop. If it is necessary, please set a low temperature to remove the wrinkles. Use the iron slowly over the wrinkles and shouldn’t last too long.

Allow the Backdrop to Air Dry

After cleaning the backdrop or removing the wrinkles, it is always a good choice to hang the backdrop up and allow it to air dry naturally if there is enough time. This operation will help dry the backdrop evenly and remove the remaining wrinkles. It may need 24 hours.

If you want to dry your backdrops with a dryer, please remember to set the dryer on low heat. Dry for approximately 20 minutes and then hang up.

(Notice: Fabric Backdrop vs Paper Backdrop)

For the paper backdrop, it can easily get scratches or wrinkles, and its durability is relatively poor and difficult to return to normal, so sometimes you can only choose to buy a new one. But for backdrops made from fabric, the high-quality fabric can be nicely foldaway while wrinkle-resistant, like canvas, muslin ones, vinyl ones and microfiber backdrops. However, long-term use, being folded in a linen closet for a while or lack of maintenance can still occasionally get backdrops squished or creased.

 

 

Do you have some your own ideas about removing wrinkles or backdrop maintenance? Is there still any question about removing wrinkles? Please feel free to contact us by e-mail us: support@katebackdrop.com You can also receive free articles, updates as well as discount information from:https://www.katebackdrop.com/and our FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Katebackdrops/.

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