For those who are new to home improvement and have yet to learn more about the different types of dry irons available, a guide to use Steam Iron for dry ironing may be a great way to educate yourself. Here are some simple things that can help you learn how to use your dry iron to the best advantage.
The first thing that you should do before using your dry iron is to make sure that you have enough room in your work area. If you are using a gas dry iron with your wood or tile floor, then you may need to get rid of the extra space to allow for proper ventilation. It would be a good idea to remove the old rugs as well if you plan to use your dry iron on hard flooring. You do not want the fumes from your dry iron to permeate the room or the walls around it.
Once you have cleared all of the space for the dry iron that you plan to use, it is time to begin cleaning up any spills and spots that may have gathered. Start by clearing away all of the clutter that is currently on the work surface. This includes papers, old paint, and any other items that are currently sitting there. Be sure to throw away any loose tiles, wood, and paper so that you will not accidentally hit them when using the dry iron. Do not leave any debris lying on the surface of the work table.
Once you are done cleaning up your work area, you should be ready to start the dry iron cleaning process. Make sure that you follow the instruction manual that comes with your dry iron. There is no point in trying to clean the surface if you are not following instructions.
The next thing that you should do to use your dry iron is to apply a protective coat over your work surface. Do not forget to sand the edges of the work surface to prevent scratches or marks from forming when you use the iron. You may also want to use a protective layer of wax to protect the dry iron from dirt, dust, or stains that may form on the work area.
Once you have applied the protective layer to your work area, you are ready to begin using your dry iron. You will notice that the dry iron heats up fairly quickly, but does not produce heat that is damaging. You may even notice that it is cooler than you expected. When you are ready to use the iron, place the paper or tile that you would like to iron onto the ironing board and turn it on. Turn the dry iron on for about one minute or so that the paper or tile becomes warm and the heat from the iron is released into the paper or tile.
Once the paper or tile becomes warm, it is time to apply the iron and press down on the paper or tile. You will notice that the paper or tile begins to bend slightly because the iron works against the resistance of the paper or tile.
When the paper or tiles are cool, you are ready to remove it and let the iron dry until it is completely cool. Once the paper or tiles have fully cooled, you are now ready to finish the dry iron by polishing the iron. Apply the wax to the ironing board once you have finished using the iron to finish. If the wax has not been dried, you will see that it is shiny and smooth.