Cleaning Bedding and Mattresses

There’s nothing better than climbing into a clean, fresh-smelling bed at the end of a long day – and nothing worse than a mattress and bed sheets that feel dingy and dirty! Luckily, Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Powder and Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel make cleaning your bedding and mattress easy, giving you superior results first time - for a bed that’s not only beautifully clean but smells and looks amazing too!

For your mattress, our Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder will help to remove deep-down dirt in just a few simple steps.

Read on for instructions on how to get best results when cleaning your bedding and mattress with Vanish.

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How to clean your mattress

One third of our lives in bed so the regular usage can mean mattresses can get dirty. But enjoying a cleaner mattress is easy with Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder.  For best results, follow these simple steps:

  1. Pass a vacuum over the mattress to get rid of any dust
  2. Before use, shake the Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder bag thoroughly to maximize product coverage. Pull the sealing strips from the bottom of the pouch and remove completely
  3. Hold the bag by the handle and shake to distribute the powder evenly on the mattress. Do not add water
  4. Using a soft brush, immediately brush the Vanish Gold Carpet Care Powder thoroughly into the mattress
  5. Allow the powder to work until the mattress is completely dry (at least 20 minutes). Keep the room ventilated during drying and vacuuming
  6. Vacuum up the dried powder thoroughly

How to remove stains from mattresses

 For best mattress stain removal results, use Vanish Gold Carpet Care Stain Remover Spray on the affected area of your mattress. Our powerful formula is designed not only to lift stubborn stains, but to eliminate strong odours too – making it the perfect product for mattress stains. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Spray the stain remover spray on to the stained area
  2. Rub the product into the mattress gently
  3. Let the stain remover spray soak in for up to 5 minutes
  4. Wipe the area with a clean, damp cloth

Important: using Vanish Gold Carpet Care Stain Remover Spray avoids  getting your mattress overly wet (as you may with a soapy solution), reducing the chance of damaging the mattress significantly. Allow for ventilation to dry your mattress before re-dressing the bed.

How to clean coloured sheets & bedding

To clean your bed sheets and bedding, use our Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Powder or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel. All you need to do is put one scoop of powder, or 60ml of gel in every wash with your usual detergent. If they need a boost of extra bright colour however, use either product with the pre-soak method below:

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

How to clean dingy white sheets

When we wash our white sheets once a week to keep them fresh, our bright whites can start to look dull, and grey. The good news is that the power of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder means that you can clean your white sheets without bleach and achieve instantly whiter bedding in just one wash.

Use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder in these easy steps:

  1. dd one scoop of Vanish Powder into 4L of warm or cold water (40 degrees max)
  2. Leave the garment to soak for up to 6 hours (max)
  3. Wash as normal with your usual detergent and an extra scoop of Vanish

Tips

Storage: Not many people consider the implications of storing their white bed sheets, but this can affect its quality. Make sure you keep your white sheets in a clean cupboard or drawer and store dark colours separately.

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If you’re looking to remove stains from linen, read our easy guide for more information.

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).