Home-Made Spray Starch Recipe

by DIY Maven

Home-Made Spray Starch Recipe

Show of hands...who uses spray starch when they iron? I do, depending on the fabric. My weapon of choice has been Magic Sizing (light body), and it really does make ironing easier. Next time I run out, I just might make my own spray starch, however. According to Luxury Housing Trends, the recipe couldn't be easier. Here it is:

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How to Repair Paperback Bindings.

by Chris Gardner

Wiliam Smith from Hang Fire Books writes, "I frequently receive vintage paperbacks where the spine glue has separated from the text block (probably due to reading-wear) and then frozen/dried in a lumpy uneven way that keeps the spine from laying flat…I was wondering if it would be possible to soften the glue with heat so you could smooth and reflatten it."

How to Repair Paperback Bindings.

It turns out, you can. Read all about William's technique here, but be sure to try in on...

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