How to Remove Tipp-Ex From Clothing

Tipp-Ex is the brand name of a correction fluid (white-out). It can be tough to remove from clothing. But there are some steps you can follow to remove Tipp-Ex, if you get it (or another brand of correction fluid) on your clothes.

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Remove Tipp-Ex From Clothing

Step 1

Scrape off as much of the Tipp-Ex as possible using a butter knife. Take care not to damage the fabric.

Step 2

Do a patch test on a small corner of the fabric to make sure that the Tipp-Ex doesn't bleach or damage it. Be extra careful with delicate fabrics, such as silk.

Step 3

Dip the cotton ball into the white spirit and dab it on the Tipp-Ex stain. Start at the outer edge of the stain and work your way toward the center.

Step 4

Let it sit for 15 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.

Step 5

Wash the garment in the washing machine as you normally would. If the stain is still there, continue to Step 6.

Step 6

Spray WD-40 on the Tipp-Ex stain.

Step 7

Let it sit for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Wash the garment as you usually would, using a biological laundry detergent. Non-biological detergents will leave a WD-40 stain.