How to Remove White Out from Wood Desks

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If you’ve got a wood desk that’s been covered in white out, here’s how to remove it without damaging the finish.

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Many people use white out to fix mistakes on paper. However, it is also common to accidentally get white out on wood desks. While it may be difficult to remove, it is not impossible. With the right tools and techniques, you can get the white out off of your wood desk without damaging the finish.

What You’ll Need

-Isopropyl alcohol
-Lint-free cloth
-Rubbing alcohol
-White vinegar

Steps to Remove White Out

To remove white out from your wood desk, you’ll need to:

-Start by wiping down the area with a damp cloth to remove any excess white out.
-Next, apply a small amount of acetone nail polish remover to a cotton ball.
-Gently rub the stained area with the cotton ball until the white out is removed.
-Once the white out is gone, clean the area with a mild soap and water to remove any residue.


There you have it! You now know how to remove white out from wood desks. Be sure to use the proper cleaners and follow the instructions carefully to avoid damaging your desk. With a little effort, you can get your desk looking like new again.

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