Making Your Own Wite-Out?

March 14, 2010

homemade correction fluidHow do you make or reuse old White Out (liquid paper)?

By Denise from Benecia, CA



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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February 1, 20180 found this helpful

Wait, vodka?

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September 26, 20180 found this helpful

That's for you to drink

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April 27, 20193 found this helpful

You can mix white paint with a little bit of cornstarch... this makes the perfect consistency and the paper is as good as new!

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September 6, 20190 found this helpful

Use white gouache

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October 6, 20190 found this helpful

I just took a q-tip and took a tiny little dot and put it on my mess up and it actually worked!

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December 27, 20190 found this helpful

how can I make tinted 'white' out; need for colored envelopes and cards - noe - food coloring not useable since it's water soluble. I guess I just get big cans of oil based paint and use a q-tip?! Not quite... another suggestions?

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December 28, 20190 found this helpful

I think it would be really hard to match a paper color with homemade colored white out. It seems like the correction would show badly. But if you want to try this, I would talk to a craft store and find a water soluable dye or paint to mix with your white base.


Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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April 6, 20200 found this helpful

Wow! It worked perfectly, never buying whiteout again. :) Thanks!

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June 18, 20200 found this helpful

8 oz of tempera paint (whatever color)
2 oz mineral spirits
2 oz titanium dioxide powder

Put in a blender on medium for 1-2minutes.

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December 19, 20200 found this helpful

How much vodka?

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November 29, 2014

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

By Lyn B


April 5, 20182 found this helpful
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Those correction tapes and the pens are okay but sometimes you get more than you need in the form of a blob. I use the fluid with a brush. They have some with a sponge applicator. The brush works best for me.


I just think it with vodka. Rubbing alcohol works too. I just never know where the rubbing alcohol is. Vodka, I can find. If you use water, you need distilled water so bacteria won't cause mold or mildew

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September 13, 2010

How can you make colored white out?

By dylan mehringer 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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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

They make buff/ivory white out.

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January 25, 20200 found this helpful

Yes, but is it still Whiteout? If Whiteout falls in the forest... Still I suppose Pinkout or Buffout just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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October 11, 20200 found this helpful

To get the right color for making your own correction fluid, take the item (paper, envelope, folder, whatever you are attempting to match) to a paint department. Then you just have to hope that one of these concoctions for making your own correction fluids works.

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March 19, 2020

Are there any natural resources in White Out? If so, what are they, and how are they used in it?

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