How to Remove Stains from Hoodies and T-shirts

From our children’s t-shirts – which undoubtedly see a lot of wear and tear – to our workout hoodies, the possibility for stains on our day-to-day clothes is never ending. Most of us wear our casual clothes more than anything else – so it’s key to know how to make them stain free again when accidents happen. This is where Vanish comes in! Our powerful Oxi Action formula is designed to tackle even the toughest of stains first time even in a cold wash

To remove stains from your hoodies and t-shirts, for best results use Vanish to pre-treat, soak or wash the garments as normal but with a dose of Vanish in the drawer. Read on for more detailed instructions on how to get best results on both white and coloured t-shirts and hoodies

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How to remove stains from coloured hoodies and t-shirts

From melting ice cream stains after a day in the park, to spilled drinks down our favourite t-shirt, mucky accidents are a daily hazard.

To remove severe or set-in stains from your coloured hoodies and t-shirts use either the Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Powder or Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Removal Gel. For stains that are fresh or not too severe, you may want to skip the pre-treat and start from Step 3.

  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°) into a paste.
  2. Gently rub the paste into the stain on your hoodie or t-shirt using the knobbly base of the scoop and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes.
  3. Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish powder in 4L of warm or cold water (max 40°) and soak your hoodies and/or t-shirts in the solution for one-hour max.
  4. Finally, wash your casual tops as usual with your normal detergent and add another scoop of Vanish powder.

Important: Always check the label of your garments to see if they are machine washable or suitable for soaking. When cleaning hoodies it’s also wise to zip up the zips and, of course, empty the pockets before popping in the wash.

 

How to remove stains from white hoodies and t-shirts

We all enjoy putting on our favourite freshly washed, white t-shirt when it’s nice and bright. However, like all white clothing, it is prone to stains no matter how hard we try to avoid those little accidents. To tackle these stains on the most unforgiving of colours, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Crystal White Powder which will achieve instantly whiter whites while also working its stain removal magic!

Whether you’re washing white t-shirts or hoodies, follow the same rules as above. For tough or dried in stains make sure you pre-treat the stain, or for simple stains start from Step 3 and use Vanish in your regular wash.

  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°) into a paste.
  2. Gently rub the mixture into the stain and leave for 10 minutes (max).
  3. Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish powder in 4L of warm water (max 40°) and soak the jacket in the solution for a maximum of six hours.
  4. Wash the garments as usual with your normal detergent and add another scoop of Vanish Crystal White Powder.  

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).