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Cleaning Starch from Clothing

Laundry starch can be removed from clothing fairly easily. This is a guide about cleaning starch from clothing.

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January 5, 2016 Flag
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OK, after total frustration and desperation I put 2 pair of heavily starched jeans in the washer, on warm, added 2 cups of Advanced Finish dishwasher detergent and 2 cups of cider vinegar. I washed them for approximately 30 min. and added 3 fabric sheets to the rinse. It was a miracle, almost all the starch is gone!

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    March 6, 2010 Flag
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    How do you get starch out of blue jeans that have been starched so stiff they can stand up by themselves? They've been through the wash at least three times and they are still stiff. The jeans were from my husband's nephew, who likes them starched that much.

    By CJ from Rural NM

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    March 6, 20100 found this helpful

    I've tried ammonia, so vinegar is next. Guess I'll just keep my fingers crossed. Thanks.

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    March 7, 20100 found this helpful

    Wow! Have you used hot, hot water? Like adding a big pan of boiling water along with your regular hot water.

    Try adding 3 or 4 cans of Coca-Cola to the wash along with your laundry soap. I don't know if this will work, but one can of regular "classic" Coca-Cola (not the sugarless kind) removes nicotine, & other nasty smoke odors. I'm wondering if it's that strong, maybe it will remove the starch???

    Go to the supermarket or Walmart & read the back of the liquid starch bottle. Maybe they have directions for removing it!?

    If Vinegar doesn't work, try adding half a box of baking soda to your wash cycle (because Baking Soda is the opposite of Vinegar) & works like a water softener. Hey! Come to think of it, maybe a water softener (like Calgon) might help!?

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    March 7, 20101 found this helpful

    Wash them again, but each time soak overnight in cold water first.

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    March 12, 20100 found this helpful

    Have you tried adding fabric softener to the rinse cycle and then just let them soak for a few minutes before continuing the final spin cycle?

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    March 16, 2011 Flag
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    I have spray starch burnt onto my iron. I burnt the spray starch and then ironed it onto clothes.
    How do you get the burnt spray starch off clothes?

    Thank you.

    By Mai from CA

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    March 17, 20110 found this helpful

    This is a tough one. First of all, try never to iron unless your iron is spotlessly clean. Prevention :). Now, as to the ironed on crust stuff, about the best way to get it off is to pick off with your fingers, tweezers or a knife (carefully) most of the crusted stuff and then spray and wash, or other cleaner, scrub with your fingers and then hope for the best. It might take some repeated trys to completely get if off also.

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    March 17, 20110 found this helpful

    This is a tough one. First of all, try never to iron unless your iron is spotlessly clean. Prevention :). Now, as to the ironed on crust stuff, about the best way to get it off is to pick off with your fingers, tweezers or a knife (carefully) most of the crusted stuff and then spray and wash, or other cleaner, scrub with your fingers and then hope for the best. It might take some repeated tries to completely get if off also. It will also eventually come off in the wash (repeated washes) if it wasn't a huge amount to begin with.

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