CORNFLOUR HINTS

 

Saturday July 30, 2016 10:45

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* Absorb excess polish from furniture. After polishing furniture, sprinkle on a little corn flour and rub wood with a soft cloth.
* Clean a carpet. Sprinkle corn flour on the carpet, wait thirty minutes, then vacuum clean.
* Clean a deck of playing cards. Place the deck of cards into a paper bag, adding four tablespoons corn flour, and shake briskly. Remove the cards from the bag and wipe clean.
* Clean blood stains. Immediately cover the spot with a paste of corn flour and cold water. Rub gently, place the object in the sun until dry to draw the blood into the corn starch, then brush off. Repeat if necessary.
* Clean silver. Make a paste with corn flour and water. Apply with a damp cloth, let dry, then rub off with cheesecloth
* Clean stuffed animals. Rub corn flour into the toy, let stand for five minutes, then brush off.
* Cure athlete's foot. Sprinkle corn flour on your feet and in your shoes to absorb moisture and reduce friction.
* Detangle knots. Sprinkle a stubborn knot with a little corn flour.
* Give your dog a dry shampoo. Rub corn flour into your dog's fur, then comb and brush out.
* Help rubber gloves slip on easily. Sprinkle corn flour inside the gloves.
* Kill cockroaches. Mix equal parts corn flour and Plaster of Paris. Sprinkle the mixture in cracks and crevices. Cockroaches will eat the mixture and "petrify."
* Make finger paints. Mix one-quarter cup corn flour with two cups cold water, boil until thick, pour into small containers, and colour with food colouring.
* Make spray starch for clothing. Mix one tablespoon corn flour and one pint cold water. Stir to dissolve the corn starch completely. Fill a spray bottle and use as you would any starch. Be sure to shake vigorously before each use.
*  Make white clown makeup. Mix two tablespoons corn flour with one tablespoon solid shortening. Too add colour, add food colouring.
* Prevent or kill mildew in damp books. Sprinkle corn flour throughout the book to absorb the moisture from damp pages, wait several hours, then brush clean. If the pages are mildewed, brush the corn starch off outdoors to keep mildew spores out of the house.
* Prevent pastry dough from sticking to the cutting board and rolling pin. Sprinkle the cutting board and rolling pin with tasteless corn flour before rolling out the dough.
* Relieve sunburn pain. Add enough water to corn flour to make a paste, and apply directly to the burn.
* Remove Ants, they will not crawl over the flour so sprinkle on their trail.
*  Remove grease or oil stains from smooth fabric. Apply corn flour to the spot, wait twelve hours, brush off, then launder as usual.
* Shampoo your hair. Corn flour can be used as a dry shampoo. Work into your hair, then brush out.
* Sprinkle lightly into icing sugar if it went to watery with too much liquid.
* Shine your car. When buffing your car, sprinkle a tablespoon of corn flour on the wipe rag to remove excess polish easily.
* Soothe skin irritations. Apply a paste made of equal parts corn flour, zinc oxide, and castor oil.
* Substitute for baby powder and talcum powder. Apply corn flour sparingly when diapering a baby. Corn starch is actually more absorbent than talcum powder, but apply lightly since it does cake more readily.
* Thicken gravy. Corn starch has twice the thickening power of flour. When a gravy, sauce, soup, or stew recipe calls for flour, use half as much corn starch to thicken. One tablespoon of corn starch equals two tablespoons flour.