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Remove White Out

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If you need a tool to fix an error on paper, white out is the tool for you. But what happens when white out gets on your clothes. These 3 simple steps can help.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 30 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Use WD 40 liberally on both sides of the stain.

    Allow the WD-40 to penetrate through the stain. The stain will begin to loosen. Test by touching the stain. Small flecks of the white out should begin to come loose. Rinse thoroughly.

  2. Lay the clothing on a clean white towel.

    Sponge nail polish remover onto both sides of the stain. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat the application of nail polish remover and continue to rinse until the stain is removed. Rinse the stained area thoroughly.

  3. Finally, to remove any hidden traces of the stain, apply a stain stick, spray, or gel to the stained area and wash normally.

    Be sure to check for any remaining stain before drying. To make sure that all the WD-40 is removed, you may want to rub a little liquid dish soap into the stained area before washing.


  1. For dried white out stains, you may have some success applying tape onto the surface of the stain and peeling up the tape.

What You Need

  • WD-40
  • Nail polish remover
  • Stain remover stick, gel, or spray
  • Tape for dried white out stains (optional)
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