Top tips from the community

Fruit juice on Cotton

gaynor

Aug. 29, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO A SPOT TEST, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I FORGOT. I HAVE USED VANISH FOR YEARS

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU DO A SPOT TEST, THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I FORGOT. I HAVE USED VANISH FOR YEARS

Blood on Cotton

rachel4

Aug. 27, 2014, 4:15 p.m.

Wash with shampoo (any will do -including very cheap ones) - then scoop of Vanish in the machine and stain will completely go.

Other on Other

VanishRule1

Aug. 26, 2014, 12:39 a.m.

If in doubt, take the Vanish product of your choice and soak the stained material in warm water with a scoop of Vanish dissolved in it. Leave to soak for a few minutes or hours (6 hours seems maximal), then put a scoop of vanish in the washing machine with stained material. It should come out looking as good as new!

Make-up on Other

sharon2

Aug. 19, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

Well this is not one you hear every day vanish helped with successfully remove red lipstick from a white ostrich feather large fan. I soak the feather with the stain in a bowl for 45 minutes and then preened the fans feathers with a hairdryer for 25 minutes and the pair of fans now look like new again :)

Grease on Synthetic

PBRichardson

Aug. 17, 2014, 5:34 p.m.

I am a dressage rider who uses white protective boots on my horses during training. As these protective boots are white they collect and show a lot of grease from the horses legs, and grit, clay and soil from the area surfaces. So I use vanish on these boots to restore them to their as-new whiteness. I rub some of the vanish powder and warm water onto the stains and then leave ...

I am a dressage rider who uses white protective boots on my horses during training. As these protective boots are white they collect and show a lot of grease from the horses legs, and grit, clay and soil from the area surfaces. So I use vanish on these boots to restore them to their as-new whiteness. I rub some of the vanish powder and warm water onto the stains and then leave the boots to soak in a mix of vanish and warm water for 30mins, then into the washing machine on a spin cycle and hey-presto! Good as new! Also, vanish is so gentle that once I have washed the boots and then put them back on my horse's legs, even my most sensitive horses do not have a reaction to the product - an absolute bonus. I look Vanish!

Sun cream on Other

jez

Aug. 13, 2014, 7:11 p.m.

Suncream on granite work surface? Get a dry cloth and wipe the worktop.

Suncream on granite work surface? Get a dry cloth and wipe the worktop.

Other on Synthetic

MrsKG

Aug. 7, 2014, 11:14 a.m.

Brown shoe polish on polyester ? Use vanish oxi action ...fill the cup half with the powder and half with hot water....poor onto polish stain bit by bit and rub ....it disappears after 10 minutes of rubbing :)

Brown shoe polish on polyester ? Use vanish oxi action ...fill the cup half with the powder and half with hot water....poor onto polish stain bit by bit and rub ....it disappears after 10 minutes of rubbing :)

Other on Synthetic

Terriscc

July 16, 2014, 4:07 p.m.

Recently my baby has started eating food in her highchair and the white straps on it look a little worse for wear covered in food stains so I disconnected them and put them in a bowl with hot water and vanish and after 20 minutes of soaking they're like new again!

Paints on Cotton

Jvalli

July 14, 2014, 8:42 p.m.

My pink next leggings have 3 paint stains :(. Then I used vanish..... (Watch the video to see what happens)

My pink next leggings have 3 paint stains :(. Then I used vanish..... (Watch the video to see what happens)

Dull White on Cotton

johnnyd

July 14, 2014, 7:41 p.m.

Here's a tip, don't believe the Vanish advert. The socks that they show at the end of the advert are clearly a brand new pair and not the ones that were supposedly put in soak and then washed in the machine. How do they get away with it?

Here's a tip, don't believe the Vanish advert. The socks that they show at the end of the advert are clearly a brand new pair and not the ones that were supposedly put in soak and then washed in the machine. How do they get away with it?

lorna3

Aug. 28, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

I always thought that too.

Can you answer these questions?

Dull White on Synthetic

stevo

Aug. 28, 2014, 3:27 p.m.

HELP, My husband has washed my daughters new dress. it has a white top and black lower half. The problem is the black has run into the white top and made it go grey. What product should I use to resolve this?

HELP, My husband has washed my daughters new dress. it has a white top and black lower half. The problem is the black has run into the white top and made it go grey. What product should I use to resolve this?

Dull White on Cotton

lorna3

Aug. 28, 2014, 11:54 a.m.

My son's school polo shirts are very grey even though I used Vanish in every white wash. I can't afford new polo shirts so would love to know how to get the shirts white again. They have an coloured emblem on them so I can't just dunk them in bleach. I've tried soaking them for over a day but they didn't look any better. Any tips would be great.

Other on Denim

pamela2

Aug. 28, 2014, 7:20 a.m.

how do i get biro pen out of my jeans?

Curry (and other oily foods) on Cotton

danielle1988

Aug. 27, 2014, 10:29 p.m.

Noticed my favourite dress has a dry stain on it looks a bit like curry or oil it's yellow. As soon as I saw it I washed it twice nothing has happened. How can I remove it?

Noticed my favourite dress has a dry stain on it looks a bit like curry or oil it's yellow. As soon as I saw it I washed it twice nothing has happened. How can I remove it?

Body soil on Other

Katiesparkle31

Aug. 27, 2014, 11:56 a.m.

My daughter had an accident on a mattress. How can I get the urine stain out please???? Mattresses don't like liquid so afraid to use sprays etc. thanks!!

Other on Cotton

hannah.louise19

Aug. 27, 2014, 11:49 a.m.

How to remove black stains off socks?

Other on Wool

nicola4

Aug. 27, 2014, 12:18 a.m.

I have a washing up liquid stain on a beige woolen jumper. Any ideas how to remove the stain, I have washed with vanish liquid but doesn't seem to shift it.

I have a washing up liquid stain on a beige woolen jumper. Any ideas how to remove the stain, I have washed with vanish liquid but doesn't seem to shift it.

Sweat on Cotton

eleanor

Aug. 26, 2014, 7:21 p.m.

My son has a black cotton shirt and there are white roll on deodorant stains under the arms.....any suggestions for how to get rid of them?

My son has a black cotton shirt and there are white roll on deodorant stains under the arms.....any suggestions for how to get rid of them?

rachel4

Aug. 27, 2014, 4:17 p.m.

Try rubbing with either tights/stocking or a tumbledry softener sheet (lenor do them). You should see the stain going - especially if using tights (though tumbledry sheet helps with the smell as well). Then wash as usual.

Hair dyes on Silk

Redders1412

Aug. 26, 2014, 5:54 a.m.

Hi all, any ideas on how to get red hair dye out of a pillowcase ?

Hi all, any ideas on how to get red hair dye out of a pillowcase ?

Motor oil on Cotton

kelly2

Aug. 25, 2014, 3:31 p.m.

I've got engine oil /dirt on my red buggy but it's too rigid to put in the machine. Tried soaking in oxy already but not budged. Please help

I've got engine oil /dirt on my red buggy but it's too rigid to put in the machine. Tried soaking in oxy already but not budged. Please help