IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Removing Tippex
Reply
Views: 35,005
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
codo
Old 27-11-2005, 12:45 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 246
Default Removing Tippex

Hi

I hope someone can help. My son has spilt tippex on his black school blazer, can anyone tell me how to remove this?

Thanks
codo is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 2
Browntoa
Old 27-11-2005, 12:54 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent
Posts: 26,774
Default

found this

http://www.hintsandthings.co.uk/util...moval%20tw.htm

Scrape off as much of the white deposits as possible, as soon as possible. Clean off the remainder with a little white spirit. (might be worth trying the white spirit inside the blazer first !)
I'm the Board Guide of the Referrers ,Telephones, Pensions and Discount Code boards which means I'm a volunteer to help them run smoothly and I can move and merge posts there. However, please remember, board guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.


Browntoa is online now
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to Browntoa For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
Contains Mild Peril
Old 27-11-2005, 6:42 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,863
Default

Some shops sell tippex thinner, so maybe a few applications of that might help. Though I've never actually tried it on Tippex, I've found that nail varnish remover shifts a lot of stains, including some "permanent" inks. Again, you should test on an inconspicuous area first. It's easier to wash out the smell of nail varnish remover afterwards than white spirit. And give your son a kick up the backside!
Contains Mild Peril is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to Contains Mild Peril For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 4
withabix
Old 27-11-2005, 7:31 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Was Carlisle, now British Columbia!
Posts: 8,946
Default

Depends a bit on the type of 'tippex' these days, as there are a few solvent-free ones about now.

Assuming it's ordinary traditional tippex, nail varnish remover will work as it is Acetone (also called propanone, propan-2-one, dimethyl formaldehyde, dimethyl ketone) ie the same as tippex thinners.

Do test on an 'inconscpicuous' part of the blazer first, as the acetone might dissolve the material if its a nasty man-made material.
Every Little Helps me fly the world with Tesco!

BA Avios current balance: Approx 350,000

Last edited by withabix; 28-11-2005 at 6:38 AM.
withabix is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to withabix For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 5
Savvy_Sue
Old 27-11-2005, 10:04 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 32,944
Default

I'd scrape the worst off with a thumb nail and not worry about it too much - there are far worse things a blazer could be covered in ...
I'm a Board Guide on the Cutting Tax; Charities; Small Biz & Charity Organisers; and Silver Savers boards, which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly, and I can move and merge threads there. However, do remember, Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts.

Any views are mine and are not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com

New to the Forum? Why not watch the Guide?

The Isle of Man is not as warm as the Canary Islands!
Savvy_Sue is online now
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 6
bootman
Old 28-11-2005, 9:45 AM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Default

This brings back memories. When my son was little,he got a bottle of tippex out of the desk drawer.

I thought he was playing in his room. Oh no, he decided to paint everything with tippex. Walls,doors the telly you name it he put it on it.

I tried thinners,but ended up scraping it off. There is still some on the telly though! Not funny at the time though.
bootman is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 7
Contains Mild Peril
Old 28-11-2005, 8:34 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,863
Default

Solvent free Tippex is rubbish. No-one in their right mind would use it, given the choice. No doubt it's easier to wash out of clothes; it's a shame it's not much use for its intended purpose.
If all else fails (and I've used this trick myself) draw over the stain with a permanent marker. This is surprisingly effective. You'll still see it because you know it's there and you know where to look, but others are unlikely to notice.
Contains Mild Peril is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Contains Mild Peril For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 8
Nile
Old 29-11-2005, 8:35 AM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East Yorkshire
Posts: 13,445
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Savvy_Sue
I'd scrape the worst off with a thumb nail and not worry about it too much - there are far worse things a blazer could be covered in ...
I agree with the suggestion posted by Savvy_Sue.

I had to remove white blobs from a red baseball cap.:rolleyes: I didn't want to use solvents because I was worried the white blobs would smear or spread. I gently scratched the blobs with a finger nail and every trace was removed.

Try it before you apply any solvent cleaners..........hopefully you'll save money and not make the stain worse by smearing or spreading.

Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Hi, I'm the Board Guide on the In my home (includes DIY) and the I wanna buy-it or do-it boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and I can move and merge posts there. However, do remember that Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of moneysavingexpert.com.

Watch the New to Forum? Guide

10 Dec 2007 - Led Zeppelin - I was there. I wear my 50 (gold/red/white) blood donations pin badge with pride. Give blood, save a life.
Nile is online now
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 9
Bendybops19
Old 29-11-2005, 8:44 AM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Fairyland
Posts: 11,048
Default

Yeah as Nile has mentioned, be very careful with it smearing - its happened to me! Scaping off is the best bet.

Good luck!

xx

I gave up jogging for my health when my thighs kept rubbing together and setting fire to my knickers

Bendybops19 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 10
annie12
Old 03-10-2006, 7:12 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 660
Default Removing Tippex?

My son has got Tippex on his black school trousers
Does Anyone know how to remove it?

annie
annie12 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 11
skintchick
Old 03-10-2006, 11:10 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 14,428
Send a message via MSN to skintchick
Default

Someone posted the other day about how to remove paint.

They said use a plastic scrunchie bath puff thing, with some fabric conditioner on, and rub.

Tippex is similar to paint so maybe that would work.
DFW Nerd Club member 023...DFD 9.2.2007
married 21 6 08 Angel babies' birth dates 3.10.08 * 4.3.11 * 11.11.11 * 17.3.12 * 2.7.12 My live baby's birth date 22 7 09 I'm due another baby at the end of July 2014!
skintchick is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to skintchick For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 12
Lillibet
Old 04-10-2006, 6:42 AM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Surrey
Posts: 3,334
Default

don't know if you can still buy tippex thinners? This used to work gettign it off my fingers years ago but I haven't seen any for ages? (I also used to love the smell but that's another story!:rolleyes:, nowdays I just get high on magic markers))
Post Natal Depression is the worst part of giving birth

In England we have Mothering Sunday & Father Christmas, Mothers day & Santa Clause are American merchandising tricks Demonstrate pride in your heirtage by getting it right please people!
Lillibet is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Lillibet For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 13
annie12
Old 04-10-2006, 10:42 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 660
Default

Thanks, I will try the fabric conditioner & nylon bath puff thing!!

annie
annie12 is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 14
savingpennies
Old 19-11-2006, 11:21 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the clouds
Posts: 417
Default Tippex stain removal

DD2 has come home home with a tippex stain on her dark navy school trousers. Any ideas as to how I get the stain out? The trousers are currently soaking in water and I tried a using vanish stain bar but I guess something stronger is needed.
2014 2 savings: 0
savingpennies is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 15
squeaky
Old 19-11-2006, 11:55 AM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sunny Suffolk
Posts: 13,817
Send a message via MSN to squeaky
Default

White spirit seems to be the answer...

http://www.wearsideonline.com/hints_and_tips-2.html
Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
DTFAC: Y.T.D = 5.20 Apr 0.50
squeaky is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to squeaky For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 16
savingpennies
Old 19-11-2006, 8:28 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the clouds
Posts: 417
Default

Many thanks, Squeaky, you've come to the rescue again.
2014 2 savings: 0
savingpennies is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to savingpennies For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 17
springchicken
Old 28-11-2006, 11:27 AM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: liverpool
Posts: 597
Default tippex on school skirt!

Hi Oldstylers,
Does anybody know a treatment for removing Tippex ?
DDs School skirt is ruined !
Know advice must be in here somewhere but cant find it.
Any help much appreciated
TIA
Spring
Moneysaving? - I cant stop spending because of this site!
springchicken is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 18
squeaky
Old 28-11-2006, 11:47 AM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Sunny Suffolk
Posts: 13,817
Send a message via MSN to squeaky
Default

Hi springchicken...

I found the earlier thread and have added your post to it. Since posts are listed in date order you'll need to read this one from the beginning.

Good luck
Hi, I'm a Board Guide on the Old Style and the Consumer Rights boards which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.

Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.
DTFAC: Y.T.D = 5.20 Apr 0.50
squeaky is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to squeaky For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 19
dihunny
Old 10-04-2007, 5:54 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 88
Default removing tippex

Hi All,

Disaster-I've dropped a bottle of tippex and it's now splattered clothes, carpet, computer chair and keyboard. It dried so fast-i didn't stand a chance.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

dihunny
dihunny is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
# 20
Pink.
Old 10-04-2007, 6:06 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 17,521
Default

Hi dihunny,

We have an older thread that may help so I've merged your thread with it to keep all the suggestions together.

Pink
Hi. I'm a Board Guide on the In My Home (Includes DIY), I wanna buy-it or do-it, Greenfingered MoneySaving and Old Style MoneySaving boards, which means I'm a volunteer to help the boards run smoothly and can move and merge posts there. However, do remember that Board Guides don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com. It is not part of my role to deal with reportable posts. Any views are mine and are not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.
Pink. is offline
Reply With Quote Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to Pink. For This Useful Post: Show me >>
Reply

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 3:43 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 23 April 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • VARIOUS ARTISTSNOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! 87
  • VARIOUS ARTISTSFROZEN (ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK)
  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEENAMERICAN BEAUTY

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.