How to remove correction fluid from clothing

When you make a mistake on paper, correction fluid is there to help clean up the mess, but what do you do when you need to clean it off your garments? It depends on the brand, since you’ve got water-based correction fluid and those with added petroleum. The former should just wash out as normal, but the petroleum-based stain is more difficult. Make sure you let the stain dry first, since attempting to remove it while wet will just make the stain spread to a larger area and it will also become more embedded into the fabric. Opt for a washing liquid with bleaching agents, like Ariel, that can help remove that stain. Now, let Ariel stain solutions help you with your correction fluid stain removal in a few easy steps.

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Removing correction fluid stains from clothing

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    Pour Ariel Original Washing Liquid directly onto the correction fluid stain and let it set for 20 minutes.

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    You can also use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of washing detergent. Just fill the cap with the right dose of washing liquid, and pour it into the washing machine drum before loading your clothes.

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    Without rinsing off the washing detergent, place the garment into the washing machine with other items. Leaving the washing liquid on the correction fluid stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

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    Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated on the garment’s fabric care label.

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    When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the correction fluid stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before drying in the tumble dryer, as drying the garment before the stain is completely removed will set the stain.

Effective stain removal on a variety of stains

A correction fluid stain is hard to remove, but coloured marker stains, clay stains and paint stains can all cause difficulties when it comes to stain removal. The good news is that Ariel can handle even the toughest laundry challenges, just follow our laundry tips to get outstanding results in the first wash.