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DIY screen - can you iron blackout cloth?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by retrof, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. retrof

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    Hi - have my frame ready to go, and just need some advice on the blackout cloth. The cloth I got had been folded in places (not creased too badly though), but I'm wary of ironing it even at a low heat. I expect it'll have to be done on the fabric side, as I reckon that vinyl covering will just melt nicely otherwise!.
    Anyone done this or have any advice on taking the creases out of the cloth?

    cheers,
    -rf
     
  2. Gary Lightfoot

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    The creases should come out just by stretching it over the frame - it's quite stretchy, so you shouldn't have to iron it.

    If they don't immediately, they should over time, especialy if the room is warm.

    Gary.
     
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    I did iron mine very gently, from the non-rubbery side. I put it on the floor, with a towel folded double underneath. This was because I had some nasty creases where the lovely stallholder had stuffed it into a bag for me. However, as Gary says, the creases do come out.

    Have a look here for some pics on my screen build - may help?
     
  4. retrof

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    Cheers Guys - I tried a little ironging on the edge (through a sheet at low heat, and with the material on the floor. It helped a little - at least enough to ensure that the stretching will all but eliminate it over time.
    Thanks for the help!
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    Guys,

    This might be a stupid question but what side are you supposed to project on to? The vinyl or white woven side?

    Yours confused.

    Steve.
     
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    Yup, white woven.

    Of course, you could try both sides as a test before you fit it too the screen just in case you prefer the vinyl side.

    Gary.
     
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    Just had a similar problem, and discovered that once you have attached the cloth to the frame just steam the cloth, eg use the steam setting on the iron, running the iron over the material but a centimetre or so away (not touching the cloth) and the creases should drop out.

    Adieacc
     
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    Thanks Guys.
     

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