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As starches things

Making things desired gloss

It has long been the mistress, taking care of the beauty and purity of his home and nurturing their grooming, practiced starched linen and some clothes.

This simple procedure, and today gives the product a neat appearance and protects against rapid pollution.

In addition, starched things less rumpled.

You will need

  • On the shelves you can see a lot ofready-effective means for dressing (eg, preparations comprising a part of polyvinyl acetate emulsion). However, it remains a respected and timeless means for giving the tissues new density at home is normal starch: potato, corn, rice.
  • Depending on the desired hardness for starching textile impregnation solution is prepared of different density.
  • Very soft starch:
  • 5 g of starch (half teaspoon) - 2 liters of water.
  • The soft starch:
  • 15-20 g starch (two teaspoons) - 2 liters of water.
  • Average starch:
  • 25-30 g starch (three teaspoons) - 2 liters of water.
  • For rigid proportion selected adjusted to the required degree of rigidity cloth (starched collars and cuffs, fabric for craft projects, etc.).



Prepare the starch milk - stirstarch in a small amount of cold water. In another convenient water tank boil. Pour a thin stream of cold starch slurry into the boiling water, stirring constantly brewing paste.


Strain the resulting mass through cheesecloth or a finesieve (lumps and clots should not). Add the desired measure of ambient temperature water, keeping the ratio of the selected liquid and starch. Stir the paste.


Lower the laundered carefully, rinse anduniformly pressed items in the solution for 10-20 minutes. Lightly press. Dry to such an extent that the laundry remains slightly wet. Iron the not very hot iron.

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