Starch paste is an environmentally friendly adhesive, ideal for gluing paper and cardboard.
It is good for holding paper wallpaper and lightFabrics, theatrical artists like to use it to create scenery, and costumers and artists use it to create masks and papier-mache figures.
It does not matter which starch you take? Corn, wheat or potato? Paste from it is prepared according to one recipe.
You will need
- Deep Casserole
Mix one part of the starch and four parts of warm water in a large enamel saucepan. Stir well and cover with a lid. Leave the mixture to swell for one hour.
Turn on the fire and move the pan with the mixtureon him. Bring the paste to a boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Reduce heat to medium, keep stirring Keep the paste on low heat until it becomes thick and clear.
Cool the paste to room temperature and pour it into a jar or other container through a sieve to get rid of the lumps.
Keep the paste in the refrigerator. Average duration of storage of starch paste? a week. It should have a pleasant food smell and consistency, in no case should there be mold. If you feel a rancid smell or see mold stains, immediately dispose of the paste.
You can dilute the finished paste with warm water until the consistency you need. The diluted paste will need to be passed through a sieve again.