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We have 2 types of Stiffeners - Chemical based which is clear in colour and can be used on Felts and straws and Lacquer based stiffener that has been pre-mixed with Isopropyl alcohol (IPA).
This specifically designed chemical based stiffener is perfect for stiffening wool and fur hat bodies as well as straws like sinamay, buntal and our paper fabrics.. For Wool and Felt - Apply a small amount to the inside of the crown, using a paint brush in a circular motion, allow to dry and then repeat until you reach the desired stiffness. Solution dries quickly and can be diluted with a Thinner if required
Easy to use and quick drying with it's alcohol solvent it is a great alternative to water based stiffeners or indeed resin based stiffeners.
The finish is stiff and can also give straw and sinamay a sheen which is good. It is great with felts.
This new variety is a pale straw colour, one drawback is it will colour your white fabrics. It can be used on white as long as you are aware of this and aren't putting stiffened components with pure white where the difference will be seen. However, for everything else it is not a problem. In fact it's a good colour for making a slightly off white/ivory. Also bear in mind that both Millinery Stiffener and PVA will alter the colour of white fabrics giving them a grey tone.