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Press Cloth

JunkQueen | Posted in Equipment and Supplies on

I have an old press cloth that I thought I had lost.  When I found it behind my clother dryer (don’t ask how long it’s been since I decided THAT area needed a special scrubbing), it was covered with lint.  If I wash it with my regular laundry, will it ruin it?  I can’t recall how long I’ve had it, but it is one of those heavier oblong, about 12 x 24ish…, cloths, and did a great job of creasing uniform pants for my then-fireman husband.


Any thoughts?  I guess it’s no big deal.  I could toss it and get another, but I’ve lived my life with the “wast not-want not” mentality.


  1. decoratrice | | #1

    press cloth

    I assume that you have one of those with a special, sort of stiff, finish.  If it will withstand steam, it will withstand water, no?  I would try hitting it with hot water from the kitchen sink sprayer.  Good luck! 

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      JunkQueen | | #3

      Yes, that is exactly the cloth I have.  I'd not thought about just spraying is like that.  Thanks, that's a good idea.   My concern was that if I wash it in the washer, it would lose the stiff body and perhaps any special finishes that might have been added, you know, from the agitation. 

  2. KharminJ | | #2

    Lots of Lint on a press cloth ~

    How 'bout trying a "lint grabber" or a pet hair brush? Or even a clean 'people hair' brush?

    I wouldn't 'tossit' before I found a replacement - you know how "they don't make 'em like they used to"!

    Hope you had a good "day off" from your Labors!  ;~)


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      JunkQueen | | #4

      I was thinking about one of those lint rollers.  I think I will try one of these possiblesolutions before moving to the spraying.  you know move in baby steps,with the least invasive first.   You are so right that they "just don't make 'em that way any more"..........

      You can tell how much of a holiday I had frommy labors, huh???  LOL

      I am trying to get my house clean enough  to not be embarrassed when workers come in and replace ever square inch of floor covering in my house as well as every counter top, along with new kitchen and one bathroom sink and some added cabinet space in the kitchen.  Truth is, I'm not going to get it all done, because I AM going to take about 10 days off in a couple of days to go to South Texas to visit my friends.   I'm going to get to see one friend I've not seen in probably 50 years. 

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