How do I Remove White Out Off of Skin?

by Ginger Yapp

Wite-Out isn't difficult to get off your hands if you use a pumice stone.

whiteout dispenser image by Brett Mulcahy from

Wite-Out, a popular liquid paper brand manufactured by Bic, isn't toxic to the skin. However, Wite-Out is stubborn and difficult to get off the skin, if you should happen to spill it on yourself. With a little extra scrubbing and a couple of household items, you can remove the product from your skin in a matter of minutes.

Items you will need

  • Pumice stone
  • Warm water
  • Mild soap
  • Towel
Step 1

Run warm water over the Wite-Out-affected area of skin.

Step 2

Dab some mild hand soap onto your pumice stone as well as on your hand.

Step 3

Scrub the affected area gently with the pumice stone--taking care not to irritate the skin--until the Wite-Out is gone.

Step 4

Dry the skin with a towel.


  • Baby oil and nail-polish remover are two other ways people remove Wite-Out from their skin.


  • If you accidentally ingest or inhale Wite-Out, consult a physician immediately.

    Scrubbing too vigorously with a pumice stone can lead to skin irritation.

Photo Credits

  • whiteout dispenser image by Brett Mulcahy from

About the Author

Ginger Yapp has been writing professionally since 2006, specializing in travel and film topics. Her work has appeared in such publications as "USA Today" and online at Yapp also has experience writing and editing for a small California newspaper. She earned her B.A. in film and media studies and has worked as an ESL teacher at an international school.