How to Clean and Whiten Towels

We all love that feeling of a clean, fresh towel when we step out of our morning shower. Luckily, the power of Vanish Oxi Action in easy to use powder or gel form means you can enjoy towels that aren’t just clean, but also stain-free and as bright as the day you bought them.

For optimal results when cleaning, you can either: pre-treat, soak, and then wash with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Powder.

To find out more about the best way to clean your towels – white or coloured – read our top tips and instructions below.

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How to clean coloured towels

We want to wash our towels regularly to keep them hygienic, not to mention looking and smelling fresh, but frequent washing can, unfortunately, lead to colours fading over time. But with Vanish, the powerful Oxi Action can help clean your towels so they’re stain-free when you need them.

To clean your coloured towels, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Powder or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel. Simply put one scoop of powder or a dose of gel in every wash with your usual detergent to keep them looking great. For towels that are particularly dull or dingy, follow these extra soaking steps to restore them:

  1. Add one scoop of powder or 60ml of gel into 4L of warm or cold water (40° max)
  2. Leave the towels to soak for up to 1 hour (max)
  3. Add a scoop of Vanish into your washing machine and wash as usual with your normal detergent

 

Why white towels lose their brilliance

It’s a fact of life: white towels can become a greyish colour unless you use the right products to keep them bright and white.  

From washing your white towels with other colours to general wear and tear, there are a number of reasons why white towels can end up losing their brilliance. Read on to find out how to bring them back to their original white shade and how to ensure they stay this way going forward.

How to clean dingy white towels

To bring greyed towels back to their former glory, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder following these simple steps:

  1. Add one scoop of powder into 4L of warm or cold water (40° max)
  2. Leave the towels to soak for up to 6 hours (max)
  3. Add a scoop of Vanish into your washing machine and wash as usual with your normal detergent

Tips

Don’t tumble dry towels: Putting your towels in the tumble dryer damages them and causes them to absorb water less easily. Hang them out to dry to keep them looking and feeling like new for longer, then you won’t have to replace them so often. 


General Advice

  • Always follow washing instructions on garment or fabric care label.
  • Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric.
  • Rinse and allow to dry.
  • After washing or treating garments with Vanish Gold, dry away from sources of direct heat and direct sunlight.
  • When using Vanish to pre-treat, use lukewarm water.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.
  • Do not use on garments requiring dry cleaning.
  • Do not pour the product on any metallic parts of the garments (e.g. buttons, zips).
  • Do not expose pre-treated or soaked garments to sources of direct heat or direct sunlight before washing or rinsing thoroughly.
  • Do not leave the product to dry on garments (maximum 10 minutes contact time).