How to Remove Mud Stains

Whether you’re walking the dog and the weather takes a turn for the worst or you’re caught in the rain on a miserable match day, muddy shoes are bound to happen. Avoid the threat of mud stains to your perfectly clean carpets with our powerful Vanish Oxi Action formula, lifting those annoying stains first time, every time.

As mud stains on clothing can be a little tricky to remove, pre-treat the affected garments first using Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder. Next, soak the garment with Vanish, before washing as usual with your normal detergent and an added dose of Vanish!

If you’re dealing with mud stains on your carpet, use our carpet and upholstery stain remover spray for amazing results in minutes!

Read on for instructions on how to get best results on your specific kind of mud stain.

How to remove mud stains from:

 

How to remove mud stains from white clothes

To remove mud stains from white clothes, always allow the stains to dry. Once dry, either shake, scrape or brush the clothes to get as much of the dry clumps off as you can. If the item of clothing is covered with dried mud, use a vacuum on it. Next, rinse off under cold water. Finally, use Vanish Gold Crystal White Oxi Action Powder to finish in these three simple steps:

Step 1: Mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of cold or warm water (max 40°) into a paste.

Step 2: Gently rub stain as required using the base of the scoop and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes. 

Step 3: Dissolve 1x scoop of Vanish Crystal White Oxi Action Powder in 4L of warm water (max 40°) and leave the garment to soak for a maximum of 6 hours.

Step 4: Wash the garment as usual with your detergent, adding another scoop of Vanish.

Important:

Before using Vanish Oxi Action, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.

 

How to remove mud stains from coloured clothes

To remove mud stains from coloured clothes, follow the same steps as above when it comes to allowing the mud to dry and scraping off as much as possible. Next, use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder following these easy steps:

Step 1: Mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of warm or cold water (max 40°) into a paste

Step 2: Gently rub stain with the paste using the base of the scoop and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes

Step 3: Dissolve 1x scoop of powder in 4L of warm or cold water (max 40°) and soak the garment in the solution for a maximum of 1 hour

Step 4: Wash as usual with your normal detergent and add another dose of Vanish powder

 

How to remove mud stains from shoes

To remove mud stains from shoes, you’ll need to assess the shoe material. For rubber, leather and traditional non-fabric shoes, such as football boots or wellingtons, simply hose the mud off with water. If the mud has dried, use something sharp to remove any chunks, being careful not to damage the material, and wipe clean with a dry cloth. For fabric shoes, like canvas trainers, simply throw into your machine with a scoop of Vanish powder to clean. Specialty materials, such as suede, should always be cleaned by a professional.

 

How to remove mud stains from carpet

To remove mud stains from your carpet, discard any solids with a vacuum to stop them being tracked in, then use Vanish Gold Oxi Action Stain Remover Spray following these simple steps:

Step 1: Spray the product onto the affected area and leave for a maximum of 5 minutes

Step 2: Blot away with a clean, absorbent cloth

Step 3: Repeat as many times as necessary

 

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).