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Old 02-13-2013, 03:44 PM
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I have been using a commercial spray and the smell is getting to me. Can I make my own and use a water bottle? if so, how much corn startch do I mix in a 2 cup container.

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:55 PM
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I don't make my own. I buy the Stay Flo starch concentrate in a Blue jug no scent , and mix to the desired strenght. Walmart carries it. I made my own but got tired of having to keep it in the refigerator, or running out when I was working on something.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:56 PM
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I buy the sta-flo and mix it half and half with water in a spray bottle...works great and the smell is very little.
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:57 PM
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http://www.marklipinski.com/Tulip%20Tips/TTcontent.html - scroll down to tip #1

Not sure which product you're using and how offensive it is, have you tried the concentrate and diluting to your preference?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:58 PM
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I have been using homemade spray starch for about 2 years now. Just add about a tablespoon at a time and try it on your fabric until you get it as stiff as you like. Also add a tablespoon of lemon juice, the juice keeps the starch fresh. I keep two bottles by my ironing board, one with light starch, one with heavy, and always shake it up very well before using. Hope this helps. You can use bottled lemon juice! MAWLUV
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:59 PM
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I'm a Sta-Flo girl, too, but have made my own in pinch. There are recipes online.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:09 PM
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I just mixed up a batch today! My recipe is as follows....
3and 3/4 cups water

1tbsp. Corn starch
(mixed into the 1/4 cup cold water below)
1/4 cup cold water

Bring the 3 and 3/4 cups water to a boil in a pan on the stove. Slowly add the cold water/ corn starch mixture to the water and wisk until blended. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Add 1 tbsp. lemon juice and let cool. After cooled, put into a spray bottle and it is ready to use. Shake before using if it has been sitting a while.
This makes a light starch mixtures as others have said increase the corn starch a tbsp. at a time until you get the stiffness you want. There are other recipes but this is the one I use.

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:19 PM
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I mix 1/4 cup of cornstarch in 1/2 cup of cold water then add 1 quart of boiling water.
Let cool before use. This makes a fairly heavy starch. You can play with this...by
adding more water.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:31 PM
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I was using Easy On Spray Startch but I need to admit that it was at least 10 yrs old! This might be why I did not like the smell! I will go and make up a batch!!!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:23 PM
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I think I have an old can of that same spray starch around here somewhere. I am going to toss it for sure!
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