Once to leave the house without diligently starched collar was considered a move, and today not everyone understands what this procedure is and why it was done. Basically, such actions were carried out in relation to tablecloths and napkins, or other things that should have a good shape. But the adjacent body tissue is not starchy, because they stop breathing, which causes discomfort in the sock. How to starch things at home correctly, is it always done manually?
What things can starch and why?
If we recall all the same collars, then the associative series immediately brings to our attention the ideal white stands, which were present in both women's and men's suits. Accordingly, the question arises: is it possible to starch colored things or is this procedure only focused on white?
- Professionals assure that this process is performed not only on white, but for color it is necessary to follow a number of rules, since the working team leaves divorces that are difficult to reduce afterwards.
The procedure is a long-term impregnation of the fabric with a solution that forms a film on it that creates stiffness. But here there is one more important and valuable nuance: the starched thing is less susceptible to contaminants that do not stick into the fibers of the fabric and, accordingly, are easier to remove.
- Each material sets forth special conditions for working with it: in particular, fatin starch is a very weak solution, especially if we are talking about its soft variety, and subsequently smooth it off when it is wet. Gauze, put on a petticoat, on the contrary, should be treated with a hard solution, and also smoothed out wet. But for lace professionals advise to prepare a medium liquid stiffness, and, it can be not soaked, but simply treated with a cloth moistened with medium.
In general, it is recommended to use soft composition to process curtains, bed linen and any thin fabrics, medium - men's shirts, lace, any decorative elements, and hard work only with petticoats, collars and other things that should be securely and well fixed.
How to starch the fabric?
The oldest and most proven method, of course, is manual, and using an independently prepared solution based on starch and water. There is no particular difference in whether it is a corn, potato or rice product, but keep in mind that corn thickens worse and potato gives a bluish tint, therefore it is better suited for white things.
- A mild homemade solution requires you to combine 1 tsp. starch per 1 liter of water, for an average take 2 tsp. on the same volume, and for hard - 2-2.5 tbsp.
- The cooking process does not depend on the proportions: pour starch with cold water (200 ml), wait until it disperses, then boil 1 l of clear water and carefully pour the starch solution into it, stirring constantly, to prevent the formation of lumps.
- Things in the resulting liquid are rinsed or soaked for 2-3 minutes, after which they are wrung out, but not twisting, but passing through the entire canvas with their hands. It is necessary to dry in a horizontal form, spreading out on a flat surface, so that wrinkles and creases do not appear. Moreover, it is dried so that the item remains slightly damp.
- If you are working with a weak solution, you can not soak the fabric in it (as a result, you will not need to dry it for a long time): Pour it into any container where you can put a spray bottle and spray it on the material.
- You can ease the process of ironing by pouring 4-5 drops of turpentine into the solution. And the added blue will allow things to return to their original whiteness.
In case you don’t want to do it manually, you can starch your laundry in an automatic machine after purchasing a special solution. He also recommended to work with colored things. It is poured into the compartment for the air conditioner before the final rinsing, the volume indicated by the manufacturer. In a centrifuge, things don't scroll. But here it is necessary to take into account that starch and the conditioner should be used in different cycles, and after the procedure it is required to clean the drum of the machine, the glass and the protective rubber with a damp cloth.