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Making Your Own Wite-Out

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Wite-Out correction fluid helps make quick corrections to documents and other projects, it also has craft uses. This is a guide about making your own Wite-Out.


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June 11, 2014

How do we thin out liquid paper when it becomes too thick to apply?

By Levone C. from Denver, CO

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June 14, 20140 found this helpful

I don't think it can be done. Toss it and buy a new one. I prefer to use the pen type.

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July 28, 20140 found this helpful

I haven't used Liquid Paper in years, because everything is done on the computer now, but we used to be able to buy Liquid Paper thinner.

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May 24, 20160 found this helpful

White out thinner is acetone. So is nail polish remover. At a job yrs ago our lady boss refused to approve buying ofc sply store white out thinner. A bottle of nail polish remover is ridiculously cheaper and its the same stuff.

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August 6, 20160 found this helpful

Ordinary rubbing alcohol will thin white out. You can also remove some marker ink with a dab of bleach but only when the ink is fresh and don't rub just dab with a q-tip.

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November 29, 20140 found this helpful

What can I use to thin out liquid paper? I find it gets thick too quickly.

By Lyn B

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December 1, 20140 found this helpful

You can use acetate but I recommend you toss it and get a white out pen like the photo. They are amazing, with no mess. Hope that helps.

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September 13, 2010

How can you make colored white out?

By Dylan from Jasper, IN

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September 21, 20100 found this helpful

I don't think you can. If you need a product like white out that is colored, perhaps you should try craft paint. Some colors might be opaque enough to work. Some colors are transparent, and won't do the same job. Artist acrylic paints are also available, but they are more expensive. Why do you need colored white out?

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March 14, 2010

How do you make or reuse old White Out (liquid paper)?

By Denise from Benecia, CA

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June 15, 20130 found this helpful

I can't find a 'real' recipe for white out online. I suppose you could use white paint on a tiny brush. Maybe somehow get white chalk dust goopy enough to stick to paper?

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