How to Remove Correction Fluid Stains

Sophie Levant

Correction fluid is a common office staple. This well-known product is lauded for its ability to remove errors from any printed document. However, if you're not careful, you just may find your clothing and carpeting covered in it as well. The result can easily lead to a bit of unnecessary frustration.

Remove Correction Fluid Stains

Luckily, correction fluid stains are removable. Just follow these simple steps.

  1. Allow the correction fluid stain to dry completely. Attempting to remove it while wet will only make the stain larger and more difficult to deal with.

  2. After it has dried, scrape as much of the correction fluid off the garment or carpeting as possible.

  3. Apply a pretreating fluid or laundry detergent to the stained material and allow it to set. Wash as you normally would.

  4. Use a chlorine or oxygen bleach to treat more stubborn correction fluid stains. Read the garment's label for care instructions.

  5. Take dry clean only garments to a professional. Household laundry detergents, pretreaters and chemicals may damage the fabric.

  6. Remove correction fluid from carpeting by applying a small amount of rubbing alcohol to the stain. Use a cloth to loosen the fluid. Rinse completely with water.