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Re: Liquid Starch

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Bunki Kramer (
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 16:26:18 -0700 (PDT)

>> do you know if liquid starch has a
>> shelf life? And what is the consistency supposed to be like? These seem
>> sort of lumpy.
>> Thanks for any assistance.
>> Laura
>Yes it has a shelf life and throw them out. When working with kids
>anyway you should always throw away old products for health and
>safety reasons.
Hi, Laura...Actually...I'd try it first before I'd toss it out. "Lumpy" is
still okay and you can squeeze out the lumps as you work on your paper
mache-ing. Try making something and use it straight from the bottle as the
liquid for mache instead of wheatpaste/water, flour/water or whatever else
you use. Liquid starch generally doesn't have an odor so if it's lumpy only
with no odor, I'd use it myself. I've kept stuff years and years and used
it with kids. No problem. I can't seem to detect a "shelf life" at all
except maybe with the lumps.

Also...when I order liquid starch from my school district warehouse, it's
always lumpy so I know it's probably fairly old and "they" say it's
definitely okay to use. When I buy it at the supermarket, it's non-lumpy.

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526