As I have had to withdraw the Starch Paste. This latest batch proved to be unstable over a few weeks – simply went to water consistency. I am hoping the manufacturer can rectify the problem but, in the mean time, here is the recipes we were given at the our Book Restoration lectures.
Preparation of starch paste. –
Generally the proportion is one part starch to five parts distilled or deionized water
Microwave paste –
I was also advised that it is best if you can find gluten free flour.
I hope this helps and, even more, I hope we have a good substitute starch paste as most of us want to spend our time binding and not cooking paste – also it does not last long – 3 to 5 days perhaps. The smell will tell you.
Another trick is to add a few drops only of something like Dettol to help it last longer.
Stir before using and add a little more water if required.
|Date:||2 Jun 2014|