Against the Clock! Last Minute Stain Removal

Let's say you're just about to go out, but, drat, a spot of wine, food or makeup appears on your clothing. What to do? Well, Vanish can help you in a pinch with special stain removal technology. With our tips we can help you work out the best way to minimize or even completely remove a stain against the clock, with minimal fuss!

Dab Away

The most important tip we can provide is to make sure that you don't smear or work in any stain into fabric. Have a practice now with a damp paper cloth or tea towel. Simply blot an area, and pull away. This technique draws the stain away from the fabric, and prevents it from spreading. Keep this tip in mind whenever you have a stain, and make sure you always have a packet of tissues handy - they're not always for your nose!

Think about the Stain

Different stains do different things. Some, like blood stains or tomato sauce stains, need a steady stream of cold water in order to break down, while many other stains such as paint require warm water. Stains that build over time might just need a soak in Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder, while a quick solution over an affected area (such as a small food stain) might do the trick. For each stain check the stain solver, as each one requires a slightly different approach.

Use Vanish

See stains disappear in thirty seconds with Vanish Gold, just dissolve a ¼ of a scoop in ¾ of water. Then pour the solution onto the stain. Finally, gently work the solution into the fabric with the bottom of the cup. Leave it to soak for up to five minutes, and then wash out with warm water. This should go a long way to clearing the stain away. Repeat the process if necessary.

And Dry

With a little bit of moisture on your clothing it's important to dry it quickly. A blast with a hairdryer can do wonders, but if you have more time then drying over a radiator can be much more effective. Give the area 15 minutes or so to dry, and while you wait you might want to refresh yourself after that quick work. We could recommend a tea, just careful you don't spill it!