Correction Fluid Off Wood

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“My son has painted correction fluid over a wooden interior door. How can I remove it without damaging the wood?”

  • A solvent is likely the only sure thing that will remove this. However, the solvent will also remove paint and finish etc. so you will have to use it sparingly (not directly on the door) and pour onto a rag and wipe.
  • If you want to try without a solvent, citrus based cleaners are effective but not as aggressive as general purpose solvents.
  • If possible, get the area wet with a neutral soap and water and try to scrape off using your finger nails or a plastic scraper. Either way you will have a challenge to remove this without affecting the door in some way.

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