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    Best press discoloring?

    A couple weeks ago I bought my first bottle of Best Press, and agree that it does a great job to make ironing smoother and remove wrinkles. However, the light-blue solution has now turned dark gray, and I'm afraid to use the rest of the bottle for fear of staining my fabric!

    Has anyone else seen this? Is there a way to prevent this from happening in the future? The stuff is too expensive to have to throw half of it away!

    Hallie in NM

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    I have never seen this, mine has been blue for several years, color doesn't change, that doesn't sound right
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    I have used the lavendar one and never any issues. I would try to contact Best Press and let them know what happened they will probably send you a new one and they do have an unscented clear one. Sorry could not be any help.
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    I buy it by the gallon and not had this problem. Certainly contact them - think they will help you. May need to send a sample of the fabric with and with out the Best Press.

    I gave some to my Mother and if anyone would have problem with it will be her and will never hear the end of it.LOL!
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    I wonder if it has something to do with sunlight.
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    where does one buy it by the gallon? I saw it on Amazon but it's like $40
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    I buy it by the gallon to and not have had any problems with it discoloring.

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    When my sprays get low in the bottle I combine them into the fullest bottle until I buy more. I have Bounce Ironing spray, Faultless, Best Press, and Niagara sitting on my ironing table. No problem with any of them being mixed together. The color is odd looking but does not stain the fabric. Try using it on a piece of white fabric and see if it works.
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    I have never seen this, and I use Best Press all the time. Is it possible that the fabric was "treated" with some kind of sizing? Have you tried to wash it out? I would contact the company for recommendations. Hope your quilt is OK.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    where does one buy it by the gallon? I saw it on Amazon but it's like $40
    You buy it at Joanns.com with 50% off coupon.

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    Best Press by the Gallon

    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    where does one buy it by the gallon? I saw it on Amazon but it's like $40
    I wait until I have a 50% off coupon from Joann's and I buy it from their online store..........There are times when it is on sale there for 50% off as well.......

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    I have never had mine change color and I am very stingy with its use. I have had the same small bottle for several years now and it is still the same clear color as originally. I would contact the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I have never seen this, and I use Best Press all the time. Is it possible that the fabric was "treated" with some kind of sizing? Have you tried to wash it out? I would contact the company for recommendations. Hope your quilt is OK.
    Sue

    She didn't say she used it on the fabric, just afraid too in case it will stain. I have the lavender Best Press sitting by a window and the amount of sunlight hitting the bottle makes it change to different bluish to purple to weird color to back to bluish again. I never paid much attention the color of it.
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    I bought a gallon of the clear, unscented from the LQS where I work...about $40 but I get the employee discount.

    I transfer it to my spray bottle as needed. Never had any trouble with discoloring, either in the bottle, or on fabric.
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    I like the Bounce Ironing Spay as much as the Best Press. It seems the same thing. It's not a starch. It cost a lot less too. Walmart here has it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredharley View Post
    where does one buy it by the gallon? I saw it on Amazon but it's like $40
    I buy it by the gallon from my LQS. I paid $49. I pour it into small sample bottles and it is lasting well. Yes, it is expensive from my LQS; but I want them to stay in business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    I wonder if it has something to do with sunlight.
    I thought about that but it doesn't see any sunlight...there's only one, north window in the room and the ironing area is in the far corner from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin View Post
    I make my own bestpress...you can decide whether to put the colour or scent in that way...and it's alot cheaper! The stuff you have I would definitely bring back to where you bought it and find out what can be done to replace it.
    I took it back to m LQS, and he did replace it. He left a message at the Best Press customer service number, and will let me know what he finds out. Says he's never seen anything like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    I have never seen this, and I use Best Press all the time. Is it possible that the fabric was "treated" with some kind of sizing? Have you tried to wash it out? I would contact the company for recommendations. Hope your quilt is OK.
    Sue
    Fortunately, the color change was in the bottle, from a very pale blue, clear solution to a sort of cloudy dark grey-greenish...when I saw that I didn't use it on anything! It's a mystery, as nothing was added, no sun exposure, it was the original bottle, and only a few weeks since I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    You buy it at Joanns.com with 50% off coupon.
    Do you mean Joann's online? I have never seen Best Press at any Joann's- in my area anyway. Just at the LQSs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian View Post
    Do you mean Joann's online? I have never seen Best Press at any Joann's- in my area anyway. Just at the LQSs.
    Joanns.com means JoAnn's online.

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    I have a formula to make my own spray.

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    They had it on Fons & Porter today and said to put down muslin or batting and then cover with the applique sheet and press so that incase the fabric bleeds it doesn't ruin you ironing cover surface. I have never had a problem with it.

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    Our LQS carries the gallon sizes and also does refills if we bring in our spray bottles which saves a little money. The gallon sells for $40.

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    Hello mamagrande, what is your formula to make your own spray? Willing to share it? I usually use Best Press, but like everything else, it has increased in price so much..thank you

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