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Tomato sauce on Cotton

lauren2

June 17, 2015, 10:53 a.m.

Anyone will tell you that most baby food it orange, and it stains... very easily. When I went on holiday last week I thought to pack a vanish bar in the nappy bag for treating stains whilst we were out, that way they'd be treated as soon as possible and more likely to come out. I just nip in to the nearest public toilet to do it. Baby clothes saved! I have ...

Anyone will tell you that most baby food it orange, and it stains... very easily. When I went on holiday last week I thought to pack a vanish bar in the nappy bag for treating stains whilst we were out, that way they'd be treated as soon as possible and more likely to come out. I just nip in to the nearest public toilet to do it. Baby clothes saved! I have one in my nappy bag wherever I go now!

Coffee on Denim

Madhouse

June 2, 2015, 8:30 p.m.

Spilled a cup of coffee over my white jeans whilst out. By the time I got home the coffee had dried. I put them in a bucket with a scoop of vanish gold for about 30 mins then washed them in the machine. The results ate perfect.

Spilled a cup of coffee over my white jeans whilst out. By the time I got home the coffee had dried. I put them in a bucket with a scoop of vanish gold for about 30 mins then washed them in the machine. The results ate perfect.

Coffee on Denim

Madhouse

June 2, 2015, 11:57 a.m.

Spilt a cup of coffee on my jeans whilst out. They were nearly completely dry by the time I got home soaked for ten mins in a scoop of vanish gold then put them in the washing machine with another scoop and this is the before and after

Spilt a cup of coffee on my jeans whilst out. They were nearly completely dry by the time I got home soaked for ten mins in a scoop of vanish gold then put them in the washing machine with another scoop and this is the before and after

Mud and soil on Other

ryan4

May 31, 2015, 2:11 p.m.

moving house is no easy task especially when you notice that your carpets really could do with a good clean. with one day before i was set to hand the keys back on my rented property and an empty house i decided to rent a carpet cleaner. after almost falling off my chair at the cost of rental and then detergent on top i was told there were none available. i proceed ...

moving house is no easy task especially when you notice that your carpets really could do with a good clean. with one day before i was set to hand the keys back on my rented property and an empty house i decided to rent a carpet cleaner. after almost falling off my chair at the cost of rental and then detergent on top i was told there were none available. i proceed to ring around other companies but again was told there were none available. was everyone in liverpool cleaning their carpets at the same time???? anyway i ran to my local supermarket in the hope i would find something that might help. then i spotted it VANISH POWER POWDER! the reassuring flash of pink, i thought this has to work. i purchased my VANISH POWER POWDER a snip at only £7 compared to the silly prices of the big heavy cleaning machine and rushed home to get to work. upon reading the instructions i was dubious when it said it works in 20 mins, these after all were some quite heavy stains (one 30th birthday party/BBQ when it rained and a few puppy toilet training mishaps) but i set to it none the less, shaking the VANISH POWER POWDER with its handy resealable built in dispenser into roughly a 1 meter square before brushing it to the carpet with a soft bristle brush. no need to add water either which saves time and effort. i repeated the process until my whole dinning room carpet had been covered and brushed, about 3 sq meters, and waited the recommended 20 mins still not sure as to if this would actually work. After exactly 20 mins i started to vacuum the first section i treated and was amazed with the results. as i vacuumed more and more of the carpet it was almost as if i had put down a new one. There was a small section right by the patio door which saw heavy traffic that was still slightly visible, but still a thousand times better than it had been. i was so pleased with the results and it smelt great. whats more i could walk on it straight away and not have to wait for it to dry. what i thought was going to be a boring, heavy and time consuming task turned out to be quick, easy and dare i say an enjoyable little job which left me the rest of the day to get cracking on the new house. whats more when the inventory came back the box LIKE NEW was ticked about my carpet. saved me a small fortune. i love this product so much i will continue to use it for when my carpets need a quick freshen up, and would advise anyone, everyone with a carpet to give it a go.

Dull White on Synthetic

maggie.shahin

May 28, 2015, 6:13 p.m.

I used vanish oxi action on my dirty net curtain. I put my normal washing powder and fabric softener plus one scoop of vanish powder on a 60 degree wash. They come out like brand new. Thanks vanish your a life saver. 
(The left is before and the right is after.)

I used vanish oxi action on my dirty net curtain. I put my normal washing powder and fabric softener plus one scoop of vanish powder on a 60 degree wash. They come out like brand new. Thanks vanish your a life saver. (The left is before and the right is after.)

I used vanish oxi action on my dirty net curtain. I put my normal washing powder and fabric softener plus one scoop of vanish powder on a 60 degree wash. They come out like brand new. Thanks vanish your a life saver. (The left is before and the right is after.)

Coffee on Other

gailnsteve

May 26, 2015, 6:42 p.m.

When cleaning a coffee flask, no need to wait overnight. Put the flask in the sink, add a scoop o Vanish in the flask and add boiling water. The kids will love this, it reacts just like a volcano!!! And cleans perfectly!!

When cleaning a coffee flask, no need to wait overnight. Put the flask in the sink, add a scoop o Vanish in the flask and add boiling water. The kids will love this, it reacts just like a volcano!!! And cleans perfectly!!

Body soil on Cotton

laura-maria

May 6, 2015, 9:48 a.m.

On my way to work one morning, having dressed in my best cotton tunic for a meeting later that day, I was rudely struck on my right shoulder by a large avian missile. Unperturbed by the event, I returned home and deposited the fouled garment in my washing machine with a cup full of Vanish Gold and a portion of my regular washing liquid, which to avoid endorsing another brand I shall ...

On my way to work one morning, having dressed in my best cotton tunic for a meeting later that day, I was rudely struck on my right shoulder by a large avian missile. Unperturbed by the event, I returned home and deposited the fouled garment in my washing machine with a cup full of Vanish Gold and a portion of my regular washing liquid, which to avoid endorsing another brand I shall refer to here as Versil. On returning home, my dress was completely devoid of bird excrement and smelt wonderful. Top tip.

Mud and soil on Cotton

Hzaid

April 27, 2015, 9:07 p.m.

My son went to school trip and he mass up his white new shirt with mud.i just washed it with vanish and when it's come out I was surprise.i can't believe it it's totally clean.thank u vanish

My son went to school trip and he mass up his white new shirt with mud.i just washed it with vanish and when it's come out I was surprise.i can't believe it it's totally clean.thank u vanish

My son went to school trip and he mass up his white new shirt with mud.i just washed it with vanish and when it's come out I was surprise.i can't believe it it's totally clean.thank u vanish

Blood on Cotton

heather2

April 24, 2015, 7:17 a.m.

my husband suffers from psoriasis and scratches himself in his sleep. some mornings the sheets look like a scene from texas chainsaw massacre! simply covered in blood. I didn't believe it would work, but one scoop of vanish oxy action in the washing machine and the stains have gone and I mean really gone, not a sign of them can't believe how good this stuff is.

my husband suffers from psoriasis and scratches himself in his sleep. some mornings the sheets look like a scene from texas chainsaw massacre! simply covered in blood. I didn't believe it would work, but one scoop of vanish oxy action in the washing machine and the stains have gone and I mean really gone, not a sign of them can't believe how good this stuff is.

Other on Other

lou

April 8, 2015, 10:55 p.m.

Leaky nappies? Soaked the clothes in a bowl or water and vanish for a few mins and the stain was completely gone, not only that vanish power left the clothes extra white and clean without me even putting then into the washer :) serious recommend this to all parents and for only £6 for a litre tub is a must have :)

Leaky nappies? Soaked the clothes in a bowl or water and vanish for a few mins and the stain was completely gone, not only that vanish power left the clothes extra white and clean without me even putting then into the washer :) serious recommend this to all parents and for only £6 for a litre tub is a must have :)

warren2

April 24, 2015, 9:26 a.m.

That helped me

joemolloy

June 2, 2015, 10:08 p.m.

thanks for the great tip lou, cleaned the shit right out of my pants! x

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Paints on Cotton

Ellie19

June 23, 2015, 9:04 p.m.

how can you remove spray paint from a cotton T-shirt. Please help me.

Red wine on Cotton

heather4

June 23, 2015, 7:15 a.m.

Red wine Stain on curtain lining

Mould on Other

jiffycat

June 22, 2015, 5:13 p.m.

My lace wedding dress has mildew on it from being left in a damp cupboard and i get married in a week! Please help! it is only a little bit at the bottom but it is obvious and i don't know what to do

Mayonaise on Synthetic

3107hay

June 21, 2015, 7:15 p.m.

I have got mayonnaise on my beautiful new dark blue maxi dress with a chiffon overlay! Heeeelp! Its only on the chiffon. Gutted! Its for my holiday next week xx

Other on Other

Whitefootballshirtruined

June 21, 2015, 5:02 p.m.

Hello. I got a butter stain on a white football shirt the other day so put some vanish on it this morning and put it in the wash. I think I may have put a bit too much vanish on the stain as there are now bright white round patches where I rubbed it in with the lid, effectively ruining a shirt I got from South Korea on holiday last year! And ...

Hello. I got a butter stain on a white football shirt the other day so put some vanish on it this morning and put it in the wash. I think I may have put a bit too much vanish on the stain as there are now bright white round patches where I rubbed it in with the lid, effectively ruining a shirt I got from South Korea on holiday last year! And to top that off, the stain is still visible too!

Clothes dyes on Synthetic

becky3

June 18, 2015, 5:40 p.m.

I was asked to wash my own costumes between shows this year. I was told it was best to hand wash them all, so I used lukewarm water and one of the dresses has bled from the purple skirt into the white top. the white part of the costume is now lilac. any help?!

Coffee on Wool

patricia3

June 18, 2015, 8:44 a.m.

I spilled a full cup of instant coffee with sugar and milk on a cream wool carpet. The stain is right atthe door of my guest bedroom and is hideous. Can anyone offer any advice?

I spilled a full cup of instant coffee with sugar and milk on a cream wool carpet. The stain is right atthe door of my guest bedroom and is hideous. Can anyone offer any advice?

Other on Cotton

monakabiri

June 17, 2015, 5:23 p.m.

I have used vanish oxi action crystal white gel directly on cotton shirts but since i got busy afterwards I couldn't wash them till 24 hours later. Now there are large yellow stains on the shirts as a result of vanish. How can I remove these yellow stains?

Other on Cotton

Anniebanney

June 15, 2015, 8:36 p.m.

Does anyone know how to get Wotsit stains out of baby vests and t-shirts? I've tried soaking them, drying them, normal washes and nothing seems to work!!

Does anyone know how to get Wotsit stains out of baby vests and t-shirts? I've tried soaking them, drying them, normal washes and nothing seems to work!!

Red wine on Other

Cathie2903

June 13, 2015, 10:03 a.m.

I have a vintage handbag which is not leather but is a synthetic material (not sure what though). It has an old stain which I think is red wine. I have tried shoes polishes, bleach, saddle soap and vanish to try and move it but nothing is working...any ideas?

I have a vintage handbag which is not leather but is a synthetic material (not sure what though). It has an old stain which I think is red wine. I have tried shoes polishes, bleach, saddle soap and vanish to try and move it but nothing is working...any ideas?