How to remove wrinkles from Muslin backdrops???

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  1. Monica Fermin

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    Hey guys,

    I got a black muslin backdrop *10x15" and want to know the best way to take the wrinkles out of it.

    Suggestions??:confused:
     
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    Here's a good deal of advice on Muslin backdrops: How To Care For Muslin Photography Backdrops

    The pertinent sections:
     
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    Another thing you can do is place it in the dryer with a moist lint-free garment, run it on high temp for about 20 minutes....enough time to allow the dryer to begin steaming the moisture from garment, and then immediately pull the muslin from the dryer and hang.


    Edit: Medium heat would probably be better... Some dryers get hot enough that they may glaze the muslin the same as ironing. Best thing is to keep an eye in it. Don't set it for an hour and go and do something else.
     
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    So what is the difference between these Muslin backdrops and say, a normal white/black sheet you would put on your bed? I was just going to hit up my Walmart and get one.
     
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    I bought one of those "as seen on TV" handheld steamers from WallyWorld pretty cheap and it works great. I just hang the muslin on my backdrop stand and it is pretty quick and easy.

    Derrick
     
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    If you don't have or want to buy a hand steamer, spritz the area with water to moisten and use a blow dryer. You can use the back of a brush so smooth it if you like. Doing this while it's hanging would be a good thing. ;)
     
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    I've heard from several sources that they just use a spray bottle and give it a light spray of water while hanging and then just let it dry. Works for most light wrinkles.
     
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    We used the spray bottle and blow dryer and got most of the wrinkles out. Last night we picked up a steamer from Target and that seems to work a lot faster!

    Thanks for the tips!!
     
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    Try stretching it however you can. After you do, take a spray bottle and lightly spray the backside with plain water. Let it sit until it is dry. This should loosen the fibers a bit and take out some of the wrinkle. But just lightly. Don't soak it.

    If not, depending how bad and how many you got, the Spot Healing Brush in PS is amazing when used right.

    I have a few scratches and battle wounds on my favorite canvas background and use the Spot Healing brush all the time. Blends the tones perfectly and takes very little time.[​IMG]
     
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    Run it thru a mangle!!!!!
     
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    Hang up, steam and never take down. Because the second you roll or fold it up to put it away it's re-wrinkled. They are a PAIN IN THE AZZ! LOL!
     
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    I vote for steam>
     

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