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The Effects Of Starch On Your Clothes

Starch has been around for ages and has been one of the more popular methods for achieving a crisp, polished look for your garments. Most people think nothing of using starch on their dress shirts and slacks to get that "just right" look, but we wanted to take moment to educate you on the pros and cons of using starch, in case you may not be aware.

So, how can you use starch without destroying your clothes? Starch will break down your clothes inevitably, but you could buy clothes that are built to withstand the effects of starch so they will last longer naturally. Clothes that stand up well to starch include items that are more durable. Thicker fabric, like Oxford cotton, or fabrics that have a “tighter weave” are good examples. Also, try to use starch only for special occasions so the garment isn’t always being dried out. And if you're going to uses starch, apply two or three light layers of starch to a shirt instead of one heavy layer.

If you have more questions about starch, don't hesitate to ask the next time you see us! You can always contact us through our website too, just CLICK HERE.We're happy to help.


The effects of starch on your clothes

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Monday, September 14, 2015 written by Mark Pressed4Time
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