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Best Ironing Starch 

By  Carol

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best ironing starch. Starching clothes is viewed by many people as an old-fashioned technique. However the real purpose of starching clothes is to add a bit of body to the fabric. By doing that, it will add a crisp feeling to all cotton and linen items.

Starching will also reduce the amount of wrinkles, and help prevent and reduce soiling. As a result, if you use a good quality laundry starch it also makes ironing that little bit easier.

Which Fabrics not to Starch?

There are three fabrics and variant of these fabrics that you should never starch. These are:

There are three fabrics and variant of these fabrics that you should never starch. These are:

  1. Wool - this includes cashmere, any type of wool blend, or wool synthetic. You can check for any wool content on the label of the item.
  2. Silk - this includes silk blends and silk synthetics. Apply the same rules as you would with wool. When you check the label and it has the word silk in it, then never starch it
  3. Durable Synthetics - this includes fabrics that contain Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon, Rayon, Spandex, Latex, Acetate, Kevlar etc. Manufacturers use these materials as they are more durable and last longer. However you should never use a normal starch on these materials. There are some safe starch products you can use and we will identify those below.

Which Fabrics can be Starched?

  1. Cotton- many shirts, t-shirts, bed sheets, some towels, pillowcases, handkerchiefs, underwear etc are made of cotton. Shirts are the most popular item that can be starched
  2. Linen- this includes trousers, tablecloths, aprons, towels, napkins, bed linens, some ladies clothes etc
  3. Some Durable Synthetics - this includes fabrics that contain Polyester, Acrylic, Nylon, Rayon, Spandex, Latex, Acetate, Kevlar etc. Manufacturers use these materials as they are more durable and last longer. However you should never use a normal starch on these materials. There are some safe starch products you can use and we will identify those below.

Starch Spray for Ironing

Spray starches are typically used for shirts and smaller objects. Spray starches in effect land on the surface so the fibres are not saturated, but get enough starch to make a difference. You can use these on any cotton and linen items, but for larger items it can be a bit of a chore.

Deylon Easy Iron Spray Starch

90% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

This type of starch helps increase protection from dirt and wear

You simply spray and iron on to cottons. linen items and jeans

Its silicone content helps your iron glide over tough creases for wrinkle-free fabrics

Especially suitable for cotton and denim

This is a 300ml aerosol can that helps make clothes crisp and fresh.

Dr. Beckmann Spray Starch

86% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer reviews

This type of starch helps increase protection from dirt and wear

You simply spray and iron on to cottons and linen items

It helps leaves fabrics crisp and fresh and also keeps clothes cleaner for longer

Will help extends the life of garments

It also leave your clothes crisp and fresh

The spray can to the left has a 400 ml capacity

Laundry Starch

Laundry starch is mainly used for larger items such as tablecloths and bed sheets. These type of cold and hot water starches completely saturate the individual fibres with starch. You will find that the results with this type of starch are much better than with spray starches.

You add this type of starch just before the final rinse on your washing machine through the fabric conditioner compartment. Most people add around 4-5 scoops of laundry starch to some warm water and then add that to the fabric conditioner before the final rinse.

Some people also buy laundry starch and use it to make slime for their kids - who knew???

Kershaw's Traditional Laundry Starch

88% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

This type of starch can be added to a washing machine or can be used when hand washing garments

It will give a nice crisp finish on table linen, bed linen and cotton rich clothing

The item shown to the left contains 500 grams

Most buyers use a 1-2 tablespoons per wash (it depends how starched you want your items to be)

You should always mix this with warm water before adding to the fabric softener compartment.

ARGO Gloss Laundry Starch

88% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

This type of starch can be added to a washing machine or can be used when hand washing garments

It will give a nice crisp finish on table linen, bed linen and cotton rich clothing

The item shown to the left contains 16 ounces

This can be also be used for making slime, removing grease, to stop chaffing and even to clean older pots and pans

This is a good choice for anyone who likes their clothes well starched.

photo of Carol Manse

Carol


I hope that you find my How to articles helpful as I know that ironing can be a real chore. On this website, I have tried to help out with buying guides and reviews for the many forms of ironing.

Carol Manse

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