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Thread: Weird experience with starch. Is this normal??

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    Just read the label on my bottle of Best Press. Says it is a "clear starch alternative" -- whatever that means. Also says at the top of the label "SCENT FREE MIRACLE STARCH." Anyway, I use it on fabric that has been dried in the electric dryer, just the way you use sprinkles of water. I don't think it is intended for unwashed fabrics.

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    Best Press is not really starch. If you want something a bit ...stiffer or firmer ... use starch. I am a HUGE fan of starch, didn't find much value in Best Press for the $$ it cost.

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    I use Best Press for all my pressing, including my clothing. You do have to make sure you don't over saturate the fabric, just like with regular starch. I lightly mist my fabrics and then I iron or press them dry. The finish can't be beat, and there is no flaking as with some spray starches. FYI I water my Best Press down and I get the same results as if I used it full strength. I get the jumbo bottle at Hancock's with a coupon and it is worth the money. IMHO!

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    That pressing stuff has alcohol in it so it will evaporate.

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    I dont like Best Press I use regular spray starch love love love to starch I use a lot of small pieces so I need them to be right Spray and let it soak in before applying your iron then no flakes

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    I love using the starch from WalMart. It comes in a pump bottle, and it is so easy to use and control. It is not expensive either. It is the laundry soap isle.

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    I use Mary Ellen's, lightly spray against a large piece of cardboard attached to the wall, wait a minute or two, then iron with a dry iron. No steam. Fabric is easy to handle, slightly stiff'er', and sews perfectly.

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    Does sound like you are using too much. I spray starch with just regular brand name starch in a can ... lightly ... then iron while it is still damp. Works beautifully.

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    I never wait until the fabric dries and have never had a problem with my iron or the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2
    I use Mary Ellen's, lightly spray against a large piece of cardboard attached to the wall, wait a minute or two, then iron with a dry iron. No steam. Fabric is easy to handle, slightly stiff'er', and sews perfectly.
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