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What is liquid starch?

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Liquid starch is an additive sprayed on clothes before ironing to make it easier to get crisp seams and a wrinkle-free finish. Commercial liquid starch is mixed with water in a spray bottle and misted onto clothes before ironing. The main ingredients are water and cornstarch, although some brands have additives including dyes, fragrances and soaps.

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It is fairly easy to make liquid starch at home, and it can be much more cost effective for those people who use liquid starch on a regular basis. One tablespoon of cornstarch is dissolved in 1/4 cup of cold water and then added to 3 3/4 cups of boiling water. The mixture is allowed to cool and then is ready for use.

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