LEKO All Purpose Stiffener

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$48.50 (USD)

LEKO All Purpose Stiffener (LEKO Felt Hat Stiffener). “PLEASE TEST ON FELT BEFORE USING, ESPECIALLY ON LIGHT COLORS.” Shipped only in USA or Canada via FedEx Ground. NOTE: LEKO All Purpose Stiffener can only be shipped FedEx Ground, therefore all your other items will also be shipped FedEx Ground regardless of the shipping method you chose. If you need other items sooner, please submit 2 orders. All go ORM-D to Canada with no extra flammable charges.

Our Hat Stiffener that comes in the gallon jugs, is 190 proof alcohol!  This means that if you spray it on your straw or felt hats it will sanitize them giving you and your customers extra protection!!!

Tip: Shipping costs for 2 Gallons is similar to shipping costs for 4 gallons. 1 package for the case vs. 2 packages for the single gallons.
Tip: If you need a case of 4 gallons, just order 4 gallons and I will pack them into a case for you.

Size: 1 Gallon

This felt stiffener works on both light and dark felt.

Shellac (lac resin binder)
Shellac’s natural resin binder, produced by the lac insect, is considered a renewable resource, and very few people are sensitive to the resin. Shellac uses ethanol, an alcohol solvent made from corn.

What People Are Saying About “LEKO All Purpose Stiffener”

Sandra Leko posted on Facebook:

I just got the coolest call. A wonderful person from Canada said she was looking for stiffener and no less than 20 links on the internet told her that we had the best in the world. She even said she found a stiffener on Amazon and the reviews said it was horrible and told people to come to Hats by Leko instead. She was so excited to learn that I could ship it to Canada! Made my day!

And here are the responses:

Carol Paulson: Works great

Jennifer Chittum: It’s my favorite stiffener! I’ve even used it for silk flower making.

Lauri Turner: I love your stiffener. I was watching a YouTube with a cowboy hatter cutting brims I think and the reporter made him hold your bottle up for the camera

Trish Hirschkorn: I ONLY use your stuff. Thank you for shipping North!!!

Victoria Regina: Only brand I use.

Mela Hoyt-Heydon: Only one for me also

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Description

The factory told me:   Our Gallon Jugs of Hat Stiffener is Shellac (Resin made from BUGS!).  It is used in the food industry for things that are shiny like apples, jelly beans and frosting.  The SDS is mainly describing the 190 proof alcohol that is needed to make the liquid evaporate quickly. When sold in our gallon jugs it is considered a consumer commodity, like your cleaning products.

Our Customers have found that our Felt Stiffener works for Stiffening Straw hats too! Pour it into a garden spray bottle that you get at your local grocery store. Spray it on your straw and let us know what you think.

Nobody in the women’s hat industry has had a felt hat stiffener in decades that penetrates felt without leaving a residue, until now.
Leko
Hats By Leko

NOTE: LEKO All Purpose Stiffener can only be shipped FedEx Ground, therefore all your other items will also be shipped FedEx Ground regardless of the shipping method you chose. If you need other items sooner, please submit 2 orders.

We can ship Felt hat Stiffener to Canada as ORM-D (consumer commodity) by the gallon or by the 4 gallon case. All go ORM-D to Canada with no extra flammable charges.

This product, before mixed with 190 proof alcohol, is used in candy as confectioners glaze and on fruit to make them shine. Water Resistant! Many Customers are using this product for stiffening straw, too.

Directions Felt hat stiffener will restore an already stiffened hat or can be used on a new felt hat body. Felt hat stiffener will shower proof your felt hat and if used in a fuller degree water proof it.

1.) Please make sure that hat is clean and dry before applying Leko Felt Hat Stiffener.
2.) Pour a sufficient amount into a small dish and with a soft flat painters brush apply evenly on the inside of the crown first and then on the upper and/or underside of the brim.
3.) After the application, wipe the hat with a soft cloth and then let dry.
4.) Then put it on the block and steam and finish in the usual way.

These directions are just a guide. Many milliners prefer to block their hat first and then when dry apply light applications of sizing letting it dry between applications until desired stiffness is achieved. NOTE: if the hat seems a little too stiff in some parts where the stiffener has not been applied evenly, saturate a piece of soft cloth with ordinary alcohol and go over such parts smoothly. This will give an even effect.

 

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Weight10 lbs

Description

The factory told me:   Our Gallon Jugs of Hat Stiffener is Shellac (Resin made from BUGS!).  It is used in the food industry for things that are shiny like apples, jelly beans and frosting.  The SDS is mainly describing the 190 proof alcohol that is needed to make the liquid evaporate quickly. When sold in our gallon jugs it is considered a consumer commodity, like your cleaning products.

Our Customers have found that our Felt Stiffener works for Stiffening Straw hats too! Pour it into a garden spray bottle that you get at your local grocery store. Spray it on your straw and let us know what you think.

Nobody in the women’s hat industry has had a felt hat stiffener in decades that penetrates felt without leaving a residue, until now.
Leko
Hats By Leko

NOTE: LEKO All Purpose Stiffener can only be shipped FedEx Ground, therefore all your other items will also be shipped FedEx Ground regardless of the shipping method you chose. If you need other items sooner, please submit 2 orders.

We can ship Felt hat Stiffener to Canada as ORM-D (consumer commodity) by the gallon or by the 4 gallon case. All go ORM-D to Canada with no extra flammable charges.

This product, before mixed with 190 proof alcohol, is used in candy as confectioners glaze and on fruit to make them shine. Water Resistant! Many Customers are using this product for stiffening straw, too.

Directions Felt hat stiffener will restore an already stiffened hat or can be used on a new felt hat body. Felt hat stiffener will shower proof your felt hat and if used in a fuller degree water proof it.

1.) Please make sure that hat is clean and dry before applying Leko Felt Hat Stiffener.
2.) Pour a sufficient amount into a small dish and with a soft flat painters brush apply evenly on the inside of the crown first and then on the upper and/or underside of the brim.
3.) After the application, wipe the hat with a soft cloth and then let dry.
4.) Then put it on the block and steam and finish in the usual way.

These directions are just a guide. Many milliners prefer to block their hat first and then when dry apply light applications of sizing letting it dry between applications until desired stiffness is achieved. NOTE: if the hat seems a little too stiff in some parts where the stiffener has not been applied evenly, saturate a piece of soft cloth with ordinary alcohol and go over such parts smoothly. This will give an even effect.

 

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