How to Remove Tipp-Ex From Clothing

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How to Remove Tipp-Ex From Clothing
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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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Things you need

  • Butter knife
  • White spirit
  • Cotton ball
  • WD-40
  • Washing machine
  • Biological laundry detergent

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  1. 1

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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 centre.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

  6. 6

    Spray WD-40 on the Tipp-Ex stain.

  7. 7

    Let it sit for 15 minutes.

  8. 8

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

Tips and warnings

  • The sooner you treat the stain, the better the chance of removing it.

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