Spray Starch

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I use a lot of spray starch during quiltmaking.  Once upon a time (just this
year)
was able to purchase Niagara Starch in a non-aerosol plastic spray bottle.  Now
the stores no longer carry starch in this type of bottle, they are back to the
cans.
I would like to empty the contents of the aerosol can into the plastic sray
bottle.
Does anybody know how to do this?
Mickie



Re: Spray Starch
Good Morning Micki

Have you tried Sta-Flo liquid starch. It comes in a 64 oz bottle.  I
buy it at most grocery stores and of course Walmart.  It equals 7 cans
of spray starch.

It has the formula for light, medium or heavy starch printed on the
label.

I haven't seen Niagra in anything other than spray cans for many
years.  As a matter of fact I can't find it in the box either. The
first thing I learned to cook was Niagra starch. :>}.

A word of caution, those cans are pressurized and might go boom if you
try to open them.

Kate T.  South Mississippi


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You can still get the boxed starch you have to cook, I buy it here NAYY, it
lasts a *long* time!
http://www.kidrontc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=KTC&Product_Code=K610&Category_Code=LL

Lehman's carries it too, but they always seem to be "out of stock".

I also mix my own starch from the jug of liquid to put in a hand pump spray
bottle, haven't bought the aerosol kind in years. One little tip; after you
get done for the day unscrew the spray top gizmo, put the long tube in a
glass of HOT water and give it few good sprays until the water runs clean
and then rinse the nozzle thingy with hot water. This keeps the starch from
drying and gumming things up so that the next time you use it you get a
spray instead of a drippy stream from the dried clog.

I still cook up the powdered starch to do my grandmother's doilies, it just
seems to work better than even dipping them in the undiluted liquid for some
reason.

Val



Re: Spray Starch
Howdy!

Why not make your own starch?
Then you can add it to your spray bottle,
saving the cost & disposal of the aerosol cans.

http://www.faultless.com/comLaundryProd.asp?id=2 #

http://www.dialcorp.com/index.cfm?page_id=55

R/Sandy


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Re: Spray Starch
Here is a link to a home-made recipe:
http://www.budget101.com/Household/hhl5.htm

jennellh

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Thanks for that link!
Barbara in SC
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That's a great idea to make your own but I wonder if you can tell me
 if Cornstarch is the same as cornflour and what is wheat starch?  Is
that just plain old wheat flour?
I too use loads of it in quiltmaking.  Never realized about the bug
problem though.  You learn a lot on here :)
Elly

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Cornstarch is NOT the same as cornflour.  It is used to thicken pudddings
made from scratch----vanilla or chocolate pudding--or thicken  pies.
Barbara in SC
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Elly - in England, cornstarch is cornflour - in the US, it is not.
Wheatflour in England is regular flour and is NOT wheat starch -
Confusing, isn't it?  I haven't seen wheat starch in Canada either but
tapioca and potato starch are available.
You could try out the recipe using more cornflour (UK) or google
search another free recipe for spray starch - there are other pages
which offer this type of recipe.
jennellh


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Thanks, Jennellh for clearing that one up, you're right it is
confusing.
I must give it a go since getting spray starch these days is hard,
especially the type without easy iron stuff in it.
Elly

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Lakeland   http://www.lakeland.co.uk/SearchResults.aspx?kw=starch
have a spray starch and also the old-fashioned powder stuff, but that
looks v expensive to me. I have some of the mix up Robin starch and saw
some quite recently in a general type hardware shop that sells various
cleaning things too. I think that the big supermarkets have given up
selling anything that isn't quick and easy and that doesn't include starch.

I don't think our bugs are interested in starch - too busy giving blue
tongue to the cattle!

Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Just tried looking up Robin Starch on Google and they went out of
business in 2002! Must have been old stock I saw.

There were Ebay sites to choose from, and also
http://www.starchsupplies.co.uk /

Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Oh HECk!  That's the one I like to use.  Must be old stock I've been
getting too from my hardware store (the only place I can find it)
think I'll have to try making my own after all. Elly



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Opps!  Thanks for correcting my slip!!  I confess, I didn't understand the
English!  Sorry!
Barbara in SC

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Here's a link to some of the other 'Brit-ism's" that refer to
foodstuffs:  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/People/mbishop/engfood.html

My Mum's old recycled jar is still to be seen in my sister's kitchen
cupboard with a label that says:  Cornflour.  My sister has been know
to tell me that she doesn't have any cornstarch if I ask her where it
is when I am cooking over there...

jennellh




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There's no way to do it safely.  But you can buy liquid starch in bottles
and dilute it to suit your needs, and use it in any spray bottle.  I use
that all the time for quilting and when I iron my clothes.

Sometimes the nozzle clogs, but a quick rinse in water seems to put it right
again.

--
Carolyn in The Old Pueblo

If it ain't broke, you're not trying.  --Red Green
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That's what I use, too. I like it because you can mix it up as stiff
as you want. Plus,
it's more economical. It just works better. There's really no reason
that I know of why
spray starch has to be in an aerosol can.
And, thanks to Pati for the tip about keeping it in the fridge! I did
not know this! I *had* noticed
a funky odor developed if I didn't use it all that day. I'd just be
sure not to mix up too much, and throw
out what was left over in the bottle. It *never* occured to me that
was mold! Duh!

Sherry


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<G>  Just remember that the basis for starch is cornstarch. It is a food
product and needs to be treated as such. <VBG> Also why you don't want
to store starched fabric, bugs like the starch too.

Pati, in Phx
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silver fish love that stuff.  They do a lot of damage.
I avoid starch as much as possible.
TAria

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It helps (or so I think) to fling a few bay leaves in, you can fold
some in when you set aside your sewing for the night too.  I have
never had a problem with them discoloring aything. YMMV

I also prefer rice starch to corn starch when I can lay hands on some.
I feel it holds up better.

NightMist

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