How To starch and iron a shirt

Looking smart is of great importance when wearing a formal wear.  This is how it goes:Prepare the shirt in advance. In order to get the best results, wash and thoroughly dry the shirt before attempting to apply any type of starch to the garment. Washing removes any dirt or grime that could interfere with the stiffening properties of the starch, as well as inhibit the ability of the product to protect the fibers in the weave of the shirt.

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Mix the starch. Laundry starch is available in a powdered form that comes with instructions on how to combine a measured portion with a certain amount of water. Follow the instructions carefully, making sure the 2 ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Pour the combined mixture into a spray bottle. This can be done in two ways, soaking of starch and starching the shirt when wet then you leave to dry. By this, step 1 to 3 is avoided

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Position the shirt on an ironing board. Lay the garment on the board so that the 2 halves of the front are hanging over the sides, while the back of the shirt is flat on the surface of the board. Spray the starch on the back of the shirt. Apply the starch in a light and even coat across the expanse of the shirt back. Wait a couple of seconds to allow the product to seep into the material of the garment, and then press lightly using an iron set to the recommended heat level for the material

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360px-Starch-a-Shirt-Step-4thereafter, put it on the wall hanger to hang or fold moderately

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