Top tips from the community

Grass on Other

CAT

July 26, 2015, 9:19 a.m.

I recently wore a brand new pair of light coloured patent leather shoes to the Races and was devastated to find them badly stained with grass and mud when I got home. I searched on the web and the only tip I could find suggested using washing up liquid. Needless to say this didn't work so I added some vanish to the mix and gently rubbed. Hey presto, my shoes looked like ...

I recently wore a brand new pair of light coloured patent leather shoes to the Races and was devastated to find them badly stained with grass and mud when I got home. I searched on the web and the only tip I could find suggested using washing up liquid. Needless to say this didn't work so I added some vanish to the mix and gently rubbed. Hey presto, my shoes looked like new so Vanish has saved me spending a lot of money on a new pair!

Other on Linen

Amylozzasmith

July 25, 2015, 9:17 p.m.

So if you have a tough stain that won't budge after a few washes, pour vanish carpet cleaner on it, rub it in and the stick it on a 95 degree wash, it will come out :)

So if you have a tough stain that won't budge after a few washes, pour vanish carpet cleaner on it, rub it in and the stick it on a 95 degree wash, it will come out :)

So if you have a tough stain that won't budge after a few washes, pour vanish carpet cleaner on it, rub it in and the stick it on a 95 degree wash, it will come out :)

Inks on Cotton

annabella

July 19, 2015, 9:25 p.m.

To get rid of most inks, treat as soon as you can - and don't wash material before treatment as it sets ink permanently. Try; 1 part isopropanol alcohol to 1 part white vinegar. Soak and spray on. Then after an hr, scatter salt over and leave to dry. Keep repeating

To get rid of most inks, treat as soon as you can - and don't wash material before treatment as it sets ink permanently. Try; 1 part isopropanol alcohol to 1 part white vinegar. Soak and spray on. Then after an hr, scatter salt over and leave to dry. Keep repeating

Nail polish/varnish on Cotton

ritika

July 19, 2015, 1:22 p.m.

I got a nail polish stain on one of my favourite summer dresses! The was was recommend to use the vanish stain remover for whites. It did come off but very slowly which was okay. I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks to vanish!

I got a nail polish stain on one of my favourite summer dresses! The was was recommend to use the vanish stain remover for whites. It did come off but very slowly which was okay. I would recommend this to anyone. Thanks to vanish!

Body soil on Other

wewnig

July 16, 2015, 2:10 a.m.

Got a body brush in your shower that's gone black? Dissolve 2 scoops of vanish in a bowl (bowl just large enough to submerge the brush head) of hot water. Soak the brush for a couple of hours, then scrub the base of the bristles with an old toothbrush. Rinse well. I then finished and sterilised the brush by putting in in the dishwasher on a full wash. (I wash family toothbrushes, ...

Got a body brush in your shower that's gone black? Dissolve 2 scoops of vanish in a bowl (bowl just large enough to submerge the brush head) of hot water. Soak the brush for a couple of hours, then scrub the base of the bristles with an old toothbrush. Rinse well. I then finished and sterilised the brush by putting in in the dishwasher on a full wash. (I wash family toothbrushes, toothbrush holder, other bathroom accessories in a full dishwasher cycle once a month to keep them fresh and sterilise them. Your body brush will look like new!!

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.)

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Blood on Other

gaby2

Aug. 18, 2015, 9:56 p.m.

I had a mattress stain and in a panic frantically tried 100 things to get rid of it - I can't afford a new mattress and it can't be turned over. I'm scared I've used too much product to get rid of the stain for good and vanish is my last hope!

I had a mattress stain and in a panic frantically tried 100 things to get rid of it - I can't afford a new mattress and it can't be turned over. I'm scared I've used too much product to get rid of the stain for good and vanish is my last hope!

Mayonaise on Synthetic

anne2

Aug. 17, 2015, 10:12 a.m.

Blouse stains

Blouse stains

Mayonaise on Synthetic

anne2

Aug. 15, 2015, 11:23 p.m.

mayonnaise on blouse worn once can you help

Chocolate on Cotton

flowerlu

Aug. 14, 2015, 7:52 p.m.

I've stupidly managed to spill nearly all of some chocolate sauce I had in a bowl next to me on to my new duvet cover! The sauce is from one of the melt in the middle puddings you can buy readymade. I really, really need some help with it! It looks terrible!

I've stupidly managed to spill nearly all of some chocolate sauce I had in a bowl next to me on to my new duvet cover! The sauce is from one of the melt in the middle puddings you can buy readymade. I really, really need some help with it! It looks terrible!

I've stupidly managed to spill nearly all of some chocolate sauce I had in a bowl next to me on to my new duvet cover! The sauce is from one of the melt in the middle puddings you can buy readymade. I really, really need some help with it! It looks terrible!

Other on Other

david6

Aug. 14, 2015, 10:41 a.m.

my daughter has stains from playing in the garden i treated as soon as possible washed them stains still there any i deas tried to make a paste with vanish gold but no matter what i tried epic fail even the soak hasnt shifted these stains on her blue leggins

my daughter has stains from playing in the garden i treated as soon as possible washed them stains still there any i deas tried to make a paste with vanish gold but no matter what i tried epic fail even the soak hasnt shifted these stains on her blue leggins

Sweat on Linen

zoe2

Aug. 8, 2015, 6:17 a.m.

How to get it out

Curry (and other oily foods) on Other

Ivah

Aug. 6, 2015, 2:42 p.m.

Will Vanish remove curry stains (particularly turmeric)? Someone said Vanish Gold works, but did not say how long to leave in soak before washing and what to wash with - bio or nonbio. Will this work at 30 degrees? So far no luck with any product!

Will Vanish remove curry stains (particularly turmeric)? Someone said Vanish Gold works, but did not say how long to leave in soak before washing and what to wash with - bio or nonbio. Will this work at 30 degrees? So far no luck with any product!

Inks on Cotton

carina3780

Aug. 2, 2015, 5:16 p.m.

How would I get dried in pink felt tip pen out of a school white t shirt?

Other on Cotton

jessica6

July 28, 2015, 11:18 a.m.

Help! A red sleeping bag has leaked all over my mixed wash leaving light pink stains on everything! Can anyone help?!

Help! A red sleeping bag has leaked all over my mixed wash leaving light pink stains on everything! Can anyone help?!

Dull White on Synthetic

kelly5

July 28, 2015, 10:01 a.m.

I went to get my clutch bag out for an upcoming wedding and although it was boxed it has turned a dull white and yellow in places. Is their anything vanish can do? You an not really see from the photo but it is now a dull white with hints of yellow. Obviously I can't put it in a washing machine. Any ideas?

I went to get my clutch bag out for an upcoming wedding and although it was boxed it has turned a dull white and yellow in places. Is their anything vanish can do? You an not really see from the photo but it is now a dull white with hints of yellow. Obviously I can't put it in a washing machine. Any ideas?