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Inks on Cotton

channeth

Sept. 12, 2014, 5:35 p.m.

How to get blue ink out of a white shirt

How to get blue ink out of a white shirt

UvaeCalypsoGrant

Sept. 26, 2014, 8:36 p.m.

You didn't put how to do it, and this is my problem as I have ink on a shirt! Can you please put how to do it!

Grease on Other

Skinnywinny

Sept. 6, 2014, 5:54 p.m.

Take a nice big deep tray, add a scoop of vanish, dissove. Add your wire oven shelves. Wait two hours and the grease will come off easily with a rough cloth. No more scrubbing and chipping away, no matter how bad they are!

Take a nice big deep tray, add a scoop of vanish, dissove. Add your wire oven shelves. Wait two hours and the grease will come off easily with a rough cloth. No more scrubbing and chipping away, no matter how bad they are!

Dull White on Cotton

fiona

Sept. 5, 2014, 12:09 p.m.

2 brand new white cotton polo shirts accidentally made their way into a coloureds wash. 1 was inside a red sweatshirt and was stained red and the other just went grey from our hard water. i went out and spent the best part of a tenner on vanish because of their promise to make items of clothing 3 shades whiter. after soaking the shirts in vanish crystal white and warm water for ...

2 brand new white cotton polo shirts accidentally made their way into a coloureds wash. 1 was inside a red sweatshirt and was stained red and the other just went grey from our hard water. i went out and spent the best part of a tenner on vanish because of their promise to make items of clothing 3 shades whiter. after soaking the shirts in vanish crystal white and warm water for the recommended 6 hours i put them in a wash on their own for the recommended 40 oc wash with a scoop in the drawer and one in the drum. no difference... they are still stained. so i did it again only this time at 6 hours i replaced the solution and put it in again overnight then again in the washer 1 scoop in the drum, 1 scoop in the drawer. they are still stained no change what so ever even with me scrubbing them whilst in the vanish. went out bought bleach for £1 i just put some in a bucket with water 10 minutes ago and already the stains are starting to go. biggest waste of money ever. id have been cheaper off buying a new 2 pack of polo shirts.

Other on Other

kate2

Sept. 4, 2014, 11:40 p.m.

I have a few tips.... I rather doubt my post will appear but, just in case................ I am talking about Vanish Gold for all stains, not just whites. 1. Despite the TV ads this product does not form a paste - even after 12 hours soaking the powder in water. 2. A scoop in a white wash causes no problems, though neither did I see any results I didn't get with even ...

I have a few tips.... I rather doubt my post will appear but, just in case................ I am talking about Vanish Gold for all stains, not just whites. 1. Despite the TV ads this product does not form a paste - even after 12 hours soaking the powder in water. 2. A scoop in a white wash causes no problems, though neither did I see any results I didn't get with even Aldi's washing powder 3. BUT, on NO ACCOUNT add a scoop to your regular washing powder if you are washing coloured fabrics. I had a new pair of trousers with a grease mark after a meal out. Now dotted with bleach spots. Worn just once. £40 wasted! 4. The claim "the stain has almost gone after 30 seconds" hasn't worked in this household. Coffee and other stains remain. Though I think the old Vanish spray would have dealt with them! As I say, I doubt my post will find it's way through the "positive marketing campaign" and this website. But I've copied my comments and will paste them to Facebook.

Other on Other

PoppyLady

Sept. 3, 2014, 11:53 a.m.

Was desperate as I'd just had new bathroom suite fitted, was drying round new washbasin with blue kitchen -type paper and as I did so dropped damp paper into washbasin, then was called away....a few hours later to my horror, found that the paper had stained the wash basin, tried soaps and creams ....anything 'gentl' I could think of....stain didn't shift....I then srinkled someVanish Gold on the stain then sprinkled on a ...

Was desperate as I'd just had new bathroom suite fitted, was drying round new washbasin with blue kitchen -type paper and as I did so dropped damp paper into washbasin, then was called away....a few hours later to my horror, found that the paper had stained the wash basin, tried soaps and creams ....anything 'gentl' I could think of....stain didn't shift....I then srinkled someVanish Gold on the stain then sprinkled on a little water. I left it for 5 minutes, returned, the stain had VANISHed!!!! Thankyou

Blood on Silk

Dirtydoggys

Sept. 1, 2014, 10:06 p.m.

Mix vanish powder into a paste then rub it into the stain then leave it to soak in hot water then wash in machine and repeat and done!!! LIKE MAGIC

Mix vanish powder into a paste then rub it into the stain then leave it to soak in hot water then wash in machine and repeat and done!!! LIKE MAGIC

Fruit juice on Other

Sandra4910

Sept. 1, 2014, 8:52 a.m.

Blackberries! Stained my fingers and nails. Small Bowl, hot water, half scoop vanish, leave to cool, dip fingers in and leave for about 5 mins. Nails, and fingers very clean. No stains. Rinse hands thoroughly then apply hand lotion. No scrubbing needed, brilliant.

Fruit juice on Other

Sandra4910

Sept. 1, 2014, 6:26 a.m.

New cleaning method! Blackberries, freshly picked, slowly boiled in saucepan. Stained saucepan. Filled saucepan with hot water, added one scoop of vanish, left to soak. Hey presto one very clean saucepan. See before and after photos. Brilliant. I have used these saucepans everyday for over 20 years.

New cleaning method! Blackberries, freshly picked, slowly boiled in saucepan. Stained saucepan. Filled saucepan with hot water, added one scoop of vanish, left to soak. Hey presto one very clean saucepan. See before and after photos. Brilliant. I have used these saucepans everyday for over 20 years.

New cleaning method! Blackberries, freshly picked, slowly boiled in saucepan. Stained saucepan. Filled saucepan with hot water, added one scoop of vanish, left to soak. Hey presto one very clean saucepan. See before and after photos. Brilliant. I have used these saucepans everyday for over 20 years.

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.

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Inks on Cotton

seamus

Sept. 30, 2014, 8:14 p.m.

i have black ink on my cotton couch covers how do i get this out?

Other on Cotton

chris5

Sept. 29, 2014, 7:30 p.m.

Managed to get tar on one of my white tshirts. It's got a black spot with a brown/black stain round the black mark. Any chance anyone knows how to remove it?

Other on Cotton

charlotte

Sept. 29, 2014, 5:33 p.m.

How do I get tipex or white out off of my cotton school skirt?

How do I get tipex or white out off of my cotton school skirt?

Motor oil on Other

MikeG

Sept. 29, 2014, 1:29 p.m.

I've got engine oil on a Gortex shell jacket. Is there any way of getting this out without damaging the Gortex waterproof / breathable membrane?

Inks on Wool

lisaahmad

Sept. 29, 2014, 12:02 p.m.

Anyone know how to get green felt tip ink out of my cream wool carpet. Have tried soda crystals and numerous tips on the internet but has not helped and discolored the carpet even more! Any suggestions gratefully received!

Anyone know how to get green felt tip ink out of my cream wool carpet. Have tried soda crystals and numerous tips on the internet but has not helped and discolored the carpet even more! Any suggestions gratefully received!

Mud and soil on Other

shellie

Sept. 29, 2014, 8:20 a.m.

My sons football kit is blue n white how can i get mud out of the white cuffs

My sons football kit is blue n white how can i get mud out of the white cuffs

Other on Cotton

Donna

Sept. 28, 2014, 6:38 p.m.

Hi is there anything that vanish does that removes colour run- I've got blue that's run into white!!! It's currently in soak overnight in some hot water and vanish but any tips would be useful!!!!

Hi is there anything that vanish does that removes colour run- I've got blue that's run into white!!! It's currently in soak overnight in some hot water and vanish but any tips would be useful!!!!

Inks on Cotton

Spurslady

Sept. 27, 2014, 10:48 a.m.

My sister in law accidentally left a blue biro pen in her white nurses Overall. It went through the wash and is now stained. Can anyone help?

My sister in law accidentally left a blue biro pen in her white nurses Overall. It went through the wash and is now stained. Can anyone help?

Tomato sauce on Cotton

UvaeCalypsoGrant

Sept. 26, 2014, 8:39 p.m.

I usually get tomato sauce on my shirts. Nothing helps to clean it off, so i have to through it away! Can someone tell me for future reference what to do if this happens again! THANKS!

I usually get tomato sauce on my shirts. Nothing helps to clean it off, so i have to through it away! Can someone tell me for future reference what to do if this happens again! THANKS!

Inks on Other

UvaeCalypsoGrant

Sept. 26, 2014, 8:35 p.m.

HELP! I got whiteboard marker on my new polo shirt! The shirt is mint green and the ink is black! There is little of it but it is noticeable with the black on mint! Please help so I can wear one of my favorite shirts again!

HELP! I got whiteboard marker on my new polo shirt! The shirt is mint green and the ink is black! There is little of it but it is noticeable with the black on mint! Please help so I can wear one of my favorite shirts again!