How do you remove correction fluid from clothing?

How do you remove correction fluid from clothing featured

5 Tips for Removing Correction Fluid from Clothing

Oops! You made a mistake and accidentally spilled correction fluid on your clothes. Don’t panic—there are ways to remove it! Here are five tips for removing correction fluid from clothing:

Act Fast

The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove the correction fluid. As soon as you notice the spill, grab a clean cloth and blot the area gently to absorb as much of the fluid as possible. Do not rub, as this can spread the stain and make it harder to remove.

Apply Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is an effective solvent that can break down the correction fluid and lift it from the fabric. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a clean cloth and dab the affected area gently. The correction fluid should start to dissolve and transfer onto the cloth. Continue dabbing until the stain is gone (or until no more correction fluid transfers).

Use a Hairspray and Dish Soap Mixture

A mixture of hairspray and dish soap can also help remove correction fluid from clothing. Mix equal parts of hairspray and dish soap in a bowl, then apply the mixture to the stain using a clean cloth. Dab the area gently until the stain disappears, then rinse the fabric with cold water and let it air dry.

Try Nail Polish Remover

If rubbing alcohol or the hairspray and dish soap mixture don’t work, try using nail polish remover (acetone-based). This is a powerful solvent that can dissolve the correction fluid, but be careful not to use too much or it can damage the fabric. Apply a small amount of nail polish remover to the stain using a cotton ball, then dab gently until the stain disappears.

Launder the Clothes

After using any of the above methods, make sure to launder the clothes as usual to remove any remaining traces of correction fluid and cleaning products. If the stain persists, do not put the clothes in the dryer as this can set the stain—instead, repeat the treatment until the stain is gone or take the clothes to a professional cleaner.

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