Whether you were distracted by the kids or a phone call or mistakenly used the wrong setting, it's not uncommon to accidentally burn clothes with the iron. Scorch marks can be unsightly but in cases of slight burning, the damage can be reversed with a few household cleaning tools. Unfortunately, bad burns are often untreatable, especially if the fibers have been damaged or melted. But for minor burn marks, the removal process can be simple, especially if addressed immediately after the damage has been done.
Apply several drops of hydrogen peroxide to the iron stain, using an eye dropper. Add one or two drops of ammonia and allow to sit for half an hour. Moisten the stain with additional drops of hydrogen peroxide and ammonia if the cloth beings to dry out. Rinse the area with water and launder using a fabric-safe oxygen bleach.
Address a freshly incurred scorch mark by taking immediate action and rubbing liquid laundry detergent into the affected cloth. Launder the item at once with a fabric-safe oxygen bleach and liquid laundry detergent.
Treat a slight burn mark with white distilled vinegar, which is a convenient alternative to rubbing the affected area with liquid detergent. Wipe the treated area with a clean cloth. Try this method if the burn mark is minor or if the item needs to be worn or used immediately.