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    Anybody ever had this problem?? I have had this happen so many times I'm ready to spit. I went out and bought a new can of spray starch, spray sizing. Brought it home, dropped the can...lid popped off and the little spray part fell off!! Went out AGAIN and bought another can of spray sizing....brought it home, gently opened it and thank goodness it is still okay. This happens almost every time I get a new can. I don't always drop it, but that little thingy manages to break off somehow and the can is no good. Anyone?

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    more than you know lol lol lol

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    I don't use spray starch anymore. I use the liquid starch. I make a mixture of half starch and half water and use a hand spray bottle. I just don't like the aeresol (spelling) scent.

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    I bought a 4 pack from BJ's Warehouse store. When I got it home one of the cans had a broken sprayer. It's broken in such a way that the sprayer can't be put back on so now I have an extra can of spray I can't use :?

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    thats why I stoped buying it.. switching starch might be next on your agenda....I first tried the liquid starth.. now I use best press... never had the problem again! But trust me I feel your frusteration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    thats why I stoped buying it.. switching starch might be next on your agenda....I first tried the liquid starth.. now I use best press... never had the problem again! But trust me I feel your frusteration!
    I also use best press, no aerosals, but also because it doesn't leave a residue like the aerosol does.
    I use it when I show collies, as well as on the fabric, so I'm well aware of sticky residue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    thats why I stoped buying it.. switching starch might be next on your agenda....I first tried the liquid starth.. now I use best press... never had the problem again! But trust me I feel your frusteration!
    I also use best press, no aerosals, but also because it doesn't leave a residue like the aerosol does.
    I use it when I show collies, as well as on the fabric, so I'm well aware of sticky residue.
    I use best press also when I can afford it...

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    Are you talking about the little colored cap, or the stem that fits in it? I've never had a stem break, but I have removed the cap myselffff. Most of my problems is after using it once, or not even that, nothing sprays out!

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    For those of you having problems, you should contact the manufacturer and let them know what is happening. A can of starch should be able to withstand a drop to the floor without breaking it.

    Most manufacturers have a website with contact information. And many allow you to send an electronic message through their website.

    You may get reimbursed for the wasted can. And, if they don't know there is an issue, they will never fix it.

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    I've had that happened, that was before I managed to find the concentrate in our little town. Now, I just get the concentrate, heck of a lot cheaper. The same price as 1 can of the spray can, I can buy 1 gallon and have at least 10 times the amount of starch.

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    I always use Best Press, love the mist bottle the best just keep re-filling the bottle. the fragrances are wonderfull. Lavender Fields is my favorite followed by cherry blossom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clem55
    Are you talking about the little colored cap, or the stem that fits in it? I've never had a stem break, but I have removed the cap myselffff. Most of my problems is after using it once, or not even that, nothing sprays out!
    This time it was the stem that snapped off. Otherwise I could have put it back on. As to your problem, sounds like your nozzle is clogged, if you put a pin in the little hole it may unclog it or sometimes running warm water over it will do. After that, when you are finished using it, turn it upside down and spray the excess starch out so it doesn't clog.

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    I don't use any spray starch or sizing, gunks up my iron and ironing boards. Haven't used any for years.

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    Take it back to the store where you purchased the can. They should stand behind the products they sell...if not, I'd find another place to shop for it.

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    The trick is to not drop them, Nancy!!! Sheesh!! :shock: (ROL -I'm joking -- it's happened to me to the point I act like a child throwing a temper tantrum when I do it!) ;)

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    OK...Call me dumb....what is Best Press? and where do I get it. Seems this is the consensus here that it is the best. And the starch mixture...half starch and half water....is that just liquid starch that you buy in the grocery store? I'm getting educated!! Thanks.

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    What REALLLY ticked me off was that it didn't even hit hard...I stuck my knee out to break the fall and it just rolled off my leg. The nozzle thing broke at such an angle it can't be put back on. I've had the clogged ones where I took it off and ran water thru or stuck a pin in but this sucker just snapped right off!! I know the tantrum trick...you should have heard me!! Well, maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy11442
    OK...Call me dumb....what is Best Press? and where do I get it. Seems this is the consensus here that it is the best. And the starch mixture...half starch and half water....is that just liquid starch that you buy in the grocery store? I'm getting educated!! Thanks.
    MaryEllen's Best Press is a "clear starch alternative". It works really, really well, leaves no residue but if very very expensive compared to regular starch. JoAnn's sells it online as well as alot of other places, just google it.

    Yes, the starch mixture can be 50/50 or more or less depending on how stiff you want your fabric to be. You can get it at some grocery stores and Walmart also sells it in blue bottles.

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    I like the starch in the pump spray bottle. I don't like aerosols for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I like the starch in the pump spray bottle. I don't like aerosols for anything.
    I'm with you.

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    Sorry but I do understand your frustration. That is maddening. I no longer use aerosols due to the problem of them clogging up. I also am a huge fan of Mary Ellen's Bet Press. I catch it on Sale @ my LQS & buy it by the gallon, then just refill a small spray bottle.

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    I bought one last week and it was Niagara and it was in a spray bottle and I love it. Darn cans anyway. Hope you find the new spray bottles.

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    Thanks all of you for furthering my quilting education!! This is the neatest site...but aren't quilters neat people?? Dahhh

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    I went to ehow.com and learned how to make home made starch for about 2 cents a quart. No more canned starch or sizing.

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    Thanks so much...I'm going there now!! I'm just tired of this whole thing happening time and again. Definition of insanity?? Guess I'm about to leave crazy town.

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