Wite-Out is a type of correction fluid used to correct errors made with ink that cannot simply be erased. The formula was created by George Kloosterhouse, a clerk at an insurance company, and Edwin Johanknecht, an associate, in 1966. The two experimented with different chemicals until they came up with Wite-Out, which was finally patented in 1974. Wite-Out is amazing in that it covers up errors and doesn't come off--this is great on paper, but bad on furniture. Fortunately, with the right materials it's an easy fix.
Spray the stained area with WD-40 and allow it to sit for two to three minutes. Wipe the Wite-Out away with a soft, clean cloth.
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Mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and olive oil and apply it to the area with a soft, clean cloth. Scrub the area with the cloth gently until all of the Wite-Out is gone.
Spray Goo Gone on a soft, clean cloth, and gently scrub the Wite-Out away.
Gently scrape the dried Wite-Out off of the furniture with a butter or putty knife.
Apply nail-polish remover without acetone to a soft, clean cloth, and gently wipe the area free of Wite-Out.