How to Remove White Out From Furniture

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Things You'll Need

  • Citrus-based cleaner

  • Cotton rags

  • Q-tip

  • Plastic knife

  • Tuff-Stuff cleaner


If your furniture is expensive, consider having it professionally cleaned.

Cleaning White Out from furniture.

White Out can be difficult to remove from furniture. Thankfully, there are a few tricks to prevent staining.

Step 1

Allow the White Out to dry completely. This should take about 10 minutes.

Step 2

Scrape the dried White Out with a blunt-edged tool like a plastic butter knife. Try to remove or loosen as much as possible without pulling threads or fabric from the furniture.

Step 3

Determine if the White Out is water or petroleum based. Rub it with a damp clean cloth. If it is water based, the stain should soften and dissolve with the damp rag. If the stain remains unchanged, it is probably petroleum based.

Step 4

Apply a little citrus oil based cleaner with a Q-tip. Rub the cleaner and try to remove the stain. Consider testing the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot first to make sure it does not affect the color of your furniture.

Step 5

Apply a little upholstery cleaner like Tuff Stuff. Spray on the foam and let it sit for 1 minute. Wipe the area in a circular motion with a cloth rag. Blot the spot dry with a dry cloth rag to remove any excess moisture.


Heide Braley

Maryland resident Heide Braley is a professional writer who contributes to a variety of websites. She has focused more than 10 years of research on botanical and garden articles and was awarded a membership to the Society of Professional Journalists. Braley has studied at Pennsylvania State University and Villanova University.