How do I remove Wite-Out from wood?

By | January 12, 2014

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Scrape

Allow the Wite-Out to dry completely. Use the edge of a coin or a dull putty knife to gently scrape off as much of the Wite-Out as possible. Be careful not to damage the wood.

Treat

Apply a small amount of banana oil to a cotton ball. Test the banana oil on a hidden area of the wood to make sure it doesn’t remove the finish. Gently wipe off the remaining Wite-Out with the cotton ball. Repeat until the Wite-Out is no longer present. If the banana oil does not remove the Wite-Out, try using a water displacement product (such as WD40). Apply the water displacement product to a clean cloth, and scrub the Wite-Out until is is completely removed.

Clean

Clean the wood using a wood cleaner that is safe for your wood furniture or flooring. Dry well with a towel.

References:

BIC Wite-Out: Wite-Out Brand Correction Fluid Removal Tips

Mississippi State University Extension: Stain Removal Guide

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