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In today’s environment, the busy professional needs to not only perform at their peak, but look the part. With more time working and less time to prepare, any help to keep them looking good is an opportunity. Busy moms keeping a household running and needing to save time is an opportunity. Travelers unpacking and on the move to their next meeting or luau want to look their best. The ability to remove wrinkles from clothing and a quick safe and timely process is an opportunity.
The Solution: Newly patented Wrinkle Spray mimics steam – the premier dewrinkling agent. Like steam, Wrinkle Spray’s fine clear mist quickly penetrates the fabric weave. Wrinkle Spray effectively dewrinkles casual to fine clothing, protects against malodors, then quickly dries while protecting colors – all at practical, “household speeds.” Wrinkle Spray is safe, effective and will not harm the user or the environment.
Wrinkle Spray – Use Tips
Apply the proper amount: Two factors influence how much Wrinkle Spray you should apply to the fabric: a) the weight of the fabric, and b) the amount and severity of the wrinkles. Wrinkle Spray was designed to mimic steam. Do not over-saturate the fabric. Instead, let the fine mist ‘roll’ into the fabric weave and then just wait a little while. You’ll see it work. Use a clothes hanger or hold the garment – don’t just lay the garment down on a flat surface.
Apply Wrinkle Spray in a vapor-like mist from about 10 inches. Again, do not over-saturate and try to be patient. Apply more Wrinkle Spray to heavyweight fabrics that have more or severe wrinkles. Apply less Wrinkle Spray to lightweight fabrics. Keep in mind – Wrinkle Spray must come in contact with the wrinkle to work, so an even application from about 10 – 16 inches with a steam-like mist will give you the best results. Waiting a little while helps – watching as Wrinkle Spray does its magic! With just a little practice you will be amazed at how effective Wrinkle Spray can be.
Some fabrics: Fabrics that cannot absorb moisture will not respond as well to Wrinkle Spray as moisture absorbing fabrics. Natural fabrics respond better. Try silk!
Controls odors: Wrinkle Spray effectively controls annoying odors, but its fragrance will not linger and it will not interfere with perfumes or colognes. If you accidentally spoil a garment (for example, by walking through a smoky nightclub), Wrinkle Spray with refresh and rejuvenate your clothing. Wrinkle Spray refreshes clothing and fabrics and/or keeps them fresher longer.
Touch-up: Keep a bottle of Wrinkle Spray handy in your dressing area. Quick and easy touch-up of wrinkles that occur in the closet, are a breeze with Wrinkle Spray. No more of those annoying hanger dimples in the shoulders that are caused by the item being stored on a hanger.
Extended wear: Extend wear of laundered and dry cleaned items with Wrinkle Spray. For best results, simply, “Spray, Shake, and Shape” a garment before you store it in the closet. Spray the item with the light mist described above. Shake the garment on a hanger, imparting low level energy to bounce the wrinkles out. Shape the garment using your fingers or by brushing the garment lightly with the back of your hand to smooth out wrinkles. The item will be refreshed and ready to wear again – you are saving time, money and helping the environment.
Forgotten dryer loads: No more time and energy wasted, re-heating, re-washing or ironing excessive wrinkles from forgotten dryer loads. Just, “Spray, Shake, and Shape” wrinkles away, again saving time, money and our natural environment.
Household items: You can effectively remove wrinkles, shape and refresh, draperies, curtains, dust ruffles, upholstery fabrics, bedspreads and linens with Wrinkle Spray.
On the Road
Travels easy: Take Wrinkle Spray with you when you travel. The convenient travel sizes require little luggage space. Complex voltage conversions required for travel steamers and irons are no longer a problem. Simply, “Spray, Shake, and Shape” as you unpack and look and feel your best in a snap.
a) Use a Clothes Hanger. Wrinkle Spray was designed to mimic steam. Spray the garment with a light mist, like steam from about 10 inches. Try not to over-saturate the fabric. Use a clothes hanger or hold (suspend) the garment. Then, gently ‘Shake’ the garment on the hanger. ‘Bounce’ it. Smooth and ‘Shape’ the garment using your fingers or by brushing the garment lightly with the back of your hand. Imparting low lever energy helps the dewrinkling process along. Or, simply let the finely atomized mist ‘roll’ into the fabric and then just wait a little while. You’ll see it work. Spray once again lightly for missed spots or stubborn wrinkles. Apply a vapor-like mist. Be patient. Apply more Wrinkle Spray to heavyweight fabrics that have more or severe wrinkles. Waiting a little while helps – watching as Wrinkle Spray does its magic! With just a little practice you will be amazed at how effective Wrinkle Spray is. Wrinkle Spray also refreshes clothing and/or keeps garments fresher longer for example, allowing you to extend the use of dry cleaned garments, saving money.
b) Controls Odors. Wrinkle Spray effectively controls annoying odors. Its fragrance will not linger and it will not interfere with perfumes or colognes. If you accidentally spoil a garment (for example, by walking through a smokey nightclub), Wrinkle Spray with refresh and rejuvenate your clothing.
c) Extends Wear. Extend wear of laundered and dry cleaned items with Wrinkle Spray. For best results, simply, “Spray, Shake, and Shape” the garment before you store it in away in the closet. The item will be refreshed and ready to wear again – you are saving time, money and helping the environment.
d) Going Somewhere? Wrinkle Spray also travels! Take Wrinkle Spray with you when you travel. The convenient travel sizes require little luggage space. Complex voltage conversions required for travel steamers and irons are no longer a problem. Simply, “Spray, Shake, and Shape” as you unpack and look and feel your best in a snap.
e) Household Savings. You can effectively remove wrinkles, shape and refresh, draperies, curtains, dust ruffles, upholstery fabrics, bedspreads and linens with Wrinkle Spray. Also, forgotten dryer load? No more time and energy wasted, re-heating, re-washing or ironing excessive wrinkles from forgotten dryer loads.
Wrinkle spray is fast drying, readily biodegradable, and safe for use on clothing and in the home. Early de-wrinkling inventions seemed confused in that they often describes alcohols, silicones, surfactants and other ingredients as fiber lubricants and describe water as merely the “carrier” for these active chemicals. Although novel, our invention specifically recognized that water plays an important role in relaxing and reducing wrinkles, and that it always has. Please, consider that steaming fabric is the best way to achieve wrinkle reduction and relaxation. In the steaming process, water vapor penetrates the fabric weave to swell and relax fibers into their original relaxed state. Wrinkle Spray mimics the de-wrinkling effect of steam by facilitating the penetration of extremely fine particles sprayed to swell and re-align fibers to their original relaxed configuration/orientation.
We use process quality softened, filtered water conditioned to remove hard water deposits, namely calcium and magnesium carbonates. Wrinkle Spray is introduced to the garment, fabric and/or commercial fibrous weave by a very fine mist spray, produced by many acceptable means, but preferably from a pre-compression pump or trigger sprayer. A pre-compression sprayer sprays a uniform, fine vapor-like mist without drips, spitting or non-uniform droplets which, in past inventions caused spots or discoloration on fabrics, especially fine fabrics. Pre-compression sprayers deliver a uniform mist with droplet particle sizes in the range of several microns to sub-micron sizes. The smaller the droplet, the greater likelihood of an effective delivery of Wrinkle Spray without waste, spotting or local over-saturation. The smaller the droplet the more likely it is that Wrinkle Spray de-wrinkles like steam. Wrinkle Spray is spray applied to garments from approximately eight to twenty four inches away. Prior compositions would have likely been poorly applied either by aerosol cans which are no longer accepted delivery (spray) mechanisms or by spray heads that either spit at low trigger pressures or at the end of some or all of the trigger strokes. Spitting the compositions of the early inventions likely caused local over-saturation, spotting and possibly local discoloration, especially with fine fabrics, and sensitive, natural, native or vintage dyes. Industry tests of the P&G product’s delivery mechanism shows that it spits. Spitting causes local over-saturation which causes dye bleeding or cellulosic browning. Spitting can create discolored spots that ruin a fabric or garment. One earlier invention used a pre-compression sprayer, but the composition was not color-safe as it was neutral pH or even slightly basic – just the opposite of what is desired.
Wrinkle Spray advances the art of de-wrinkling by the addition of an acidic component serving several purposes: 1) to neutralize any post-laundry alkalinity; 2) to stabilize sensitive colors; 3) to enhance the feel and “hand” of a fabric; and 4) to prevent fugitive dye bleeding and cellulosic browning. We also believe that Wrinkle Spray advances the art of de-wrinkling in that we recognize that water does the work of de-wrinkling and that the addition of surfactants, alcohols and other chemicals merely function to allow water to do its job of swelling and allowing fibers to regain their original relaxed configuration. Wrinkle Spray also brings to the art of de-wrinkling the low-level energy input of gently brushing the consumer’s free hand across the fabric or gently shaking the clothes hangar upon which the treated garment rests soon after Wrinkle Spray is applied to enhance de-wrinkling. Allow a few seconds for Wrinkle Spray to penetrate the fabric weave and go to work to remove wrinkles. Over a short time and/or enhanced by any acceptable slight manual manipulation of the fabric, wrinkles are gone. The user may also hand form a crease in a fabric or garment to achieve the opposite, but desired result of making a wrinkle (crease). Wrinkle Spray includes a surfactant or surfactants in much smaller concentrations compared to the earlier inventions. Surfactants (or, surface acting agents) when added to process quality softened, filtered water help reduce surface tension which greatly enhances the introduction of misted Wrinkle Spray into the fabric medium. Wrinkle Spray includes linear alcohol ethoxylate surfactants that are extremely effective wetting agents at very low concentrations. Linear alcohol ethoxylates are also readily biodegradable which eliminates concerns that the chemicals will linger in the environment. Early similar compositions often characterized alcohol as a fellow lubricant, something that imparts a lubricating coating to fabric fibers. In Wrinkle Spray, alcohol is recognized to: 1) reduce the viscosity of the composition and lubricate fibers in the fabric weave; and, 2) facilitate drying of the fabric weave. A reduction in viscosity results because alcohol lowers the vapor pressure of the composition. Lowering viscosity enhances wetting of fibers because it promotes small droplet formation as the composition leaves the pre-compression sprayer. A lower viscosity also promotes an ease of penetration of, and wetting and lubricating the fibers. Equally important however, is the role of alcohol in drying the fabric, very quickly after the composition is applied. Drying takes place as alcohol’s evaporation lowers the vapor pressure at the fabric surface. Acceptable low molecular weight, water-soluble alcohols/solvents include ethanol, propanol, and isopropanol and mixtures thereof. n-Propanol is preferred, but may be admixed with other similar low molecular weight alcohols. Tests between Wrinkle Spray and other producst have demonstrated that Wrinkle Spray has the fastest drying times heretofore claimed. Comparative tests clearly demonstrate a drying rate that is less than one half the other products drying time. Wrinkle Spray provides a practical drying period from application to use that allows the user to wear the garment shortly after de-wrinkling, or at what we like to call “household speeds.” Tests have demonstrated drying times of thirty to sixty seconds for fine fabrics and from less than one minute to several minutes drying times for heavier fabrics. Clearly, Wrinkle Spray delivers the most practical drying times to date.
Wrinkle Spray also introduces another novel and practical feature to the art of de-wrinkling. That is, purposefully lowering the pH to protect against dye bleeding, which in turn brings the added benefits of making the fabric feels softer, making the fabric wear against your skin gentler, and mitigating against wash detergent residues. An acid or combinations of acids are acceptable for this purpose, at effective levels that lower the pH of the composition to protect against dye bleeding. While the acid may be selected from a group consisting of, (i) glycolic (ii) citric (iii) glacial acetic (iv) tartaric (v) oaxalic (vi) sulfamic (vii) sulfuric, and (viii) phosphoric, the acid in the Wrinkle Spray is pure glycolic acid, in such concentrations to lower the pH of the composition to ensure color-safeness. By lowering the pH, Wrinkle Spray can be applied on all types of casual to fine fabrics without concerns about dye bleeding, without causing fugitive dyes to run, without affecting natural, native, or vintage dyes, and without promoting cellulosic browning. In industrial uses, Wrinkle Spray will also de-wrinkle and prevent changes in the color of commercial fabrics. Acidic solutions, rinses or souring agents have been used on such delicate, natural or vintage fabrics eliminate or mitigate against the potential for ill-effects during cleaning. Lowering the pH of our compositions applies these well-known principals to this field. Neutral or higher pH will foster or promote bleeding of fugitive dyes, natural dyes, native dyes and vintage dyes, as well as promote cellulosic browning. Wrinkle Spray is purposefully buffered to a pH that protects fugitive dyes, natural and native dyes, and vintage dyes. This adjustment of pH provides a novel, practical, safety factor in that Wrinkle Spray (and its companion products) now actively protects even the most sensitive colors and delicate fabrics by stabilizing all dyes.
Another novel and practical feature is the addition of an optional malodor-eliminating compound to Wrinkle Spray that keeps fabrics fresh longer, or refresh malodorous garments by eliminating, or coupling with, malodorous compounds to deodorize them. These carefully constructed semi-rigid, concave molecular structures; complexes that synergistically combine numerous active ingredients into a proven safe and effective deodorizer that chemically modifies malodors, are present in Wrinkle Spray in very small, but effective concentrations. Custom blended fragrances are added to Wrinkle Spray to help mask the alcohol scent and to provide a pleasant identifying experience when a consumer uses Wrinkle Spray. The addition of an acid to lower pH also allows the composition to remain stable under any routine consumer environmental condition without preservatives.
Wrinkle Spray is safe on all fabrics and its pleasant scent will not linger or interfere with other fragrances. Simply follow the directions on the bottle. The garment will dry in just a minute, probably less. Wrinkle Spray’s ability to remove malodors from garments allows you to extend wear, especially extending the wear of dry clean garments, and it will not interfere with desirable fragrances.