Lovina asked: How do I remove white out from vinyl or plastic in a van? My child painted the van rear seat armrest/cup holder next to the window with a bottle of white out. It’s not fabric. I think it’s a plastic or vinyl.
White out is much like a paint. But don’t worry, it can be much easier to remove from surfaces than actual dried paint. This simple solution works for removing White-Out from multiple surfaces, including vinyl, plastic, wood, and even fabrics.
You Will Need:
- Cloth scouring pad
- Mild dish soap
- Paper towels
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Saturate the White-Out with WD-40.
- Allow it to sit for just a few moments. The WD-40 will lubricate the White-Out and allow it to release from the surface more easily.
- Use the cloth scouring pad to scrub the stain away, adding more WD-40 if necessary.
- Once the white-out is gone, wet a paper towel. Add a drop of dish soap to the paper towel and wipe the area clean of any remaining WD-40 residue.
- Rinse with a clean cloth moistened with water.
- Dry with a second cloth or paper towel if desired.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Open the car windows and/or doors to provide ventilation when working with WD-40. This is especially important in an enclosed space.