How to starch things

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Long since the mistress, caring about the beauty, cleanliness of her home and cherishing her grooming, practiced the starching of linen and some kinds of clothes.

This simple procedure still today gives the products a more neat look, protects them from rapid contamination.

In addition, starched things shrink less.

You will need

  • On the shelves you can see a lot ofReady effective means for dressing (for example, preparations containing a polyvinyl acetate emulsion). However, the usual starch remains still a respected and ageless means for giving tissues a new density at home: potato, corn, rice.
  • Depending on the desired stiffness of starch, the textile impregnation solution is prepared in different densities.
  • Very soft starching:
  • 5 g of starch (half a teaspoon) - for 2 liters of water.
  • Soft starching:
  • 15-20 g of starch (two teaspoons) - for 2 liters of water.
  • Average starch:
  • 25-30 g of starch (three teaspoons) - for 2 liters of water.
  • For a rigid proportion is chosen with the correction for the required degree of stiffness of the fabric (starching of collars and cuffs, fabrics for crafts, etc.).



Prepare starch milk - stirStarch in some cold water. In another convenient container, boil water. With a thin stream, pour the cold starch slurry into the boiling water, stirring constantly the brewing paste.


Strain the resulting mass through gauze or shallowSieve (lumps and clots should not be). Add the desired measure of water at room temperature, observing the selected ratio of liquid and starch. Stir the paste.


Dip carefully washed, rinsed andEvenly pressed things into the solution for 10-20 minutes. Lightly wring out. Dry to such an extent that the laundry remains slightly damp. Do not use a very hot iron.

How to starch things Was last modified: June 21st, 2017 By Huodaibb
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