How to Remove Tippex Stains

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Things You'll Need

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Pre-treating fluid

  • Laundry detergent

  • Paper towels or cloth

Remove Tippex Stains

Tipp-Ex correction fluid can be a lifesaver when removing an unwanted word. It also stains things with incredible ease. Unfortunately, removing correction fluid stains can be a bit of a trial. Don't despair; you can salvage your clothing and carpeting with just a few simple steps.


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Step 1

Allow the Tipp-Ex to dry. Try and scrape it off. Depending on how old the stain is, and the material it stained, this may get the worst of it.

Step 2

Apply rubbing alcohol to the stain and blot it out using a paper towel or cloth. Do this on carpeting or laundry. Test a small section of the material for colorfastness. Once the stain has been removed, rinse with water.

Step 3

Use a pre-treating fluid on the stain and leave it to set. Laundry detergent also works if that's all you have on hand. Alternately, soak the garment in bleach if its chlorine-safe.


Step 4

Wash the pre-treated, stained fabric in the washing machine, as you normally would.

Step 5

Take the garment to the dry cleaner's if all attempts to remove the Tipp-Ex are unsuccessful.


The sooner you treat the stain, the easier it will be to remove.