You’d be hard-pushed to find a house in Britain without at least one bottle of ketchup stowed away. A breakfast butty’s best friend and a delicious dip to so many dishes, our love for it is undeniable –but as most of us will know, this household favourite can make a mighty mess on once-spotless clothes.

How to remove ketchup stains from clothes

To remove ketchup stains from clothes, first use a spoon to scrape off any ketchup residue. Next, blot the stain carefully using a clean, damp paper towel or cloth to soak up as much as you can, being careful not to rub it into the material as this will smear the stain more. Finally, use Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel to treat the stain using these simple steps:

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Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Gel

Instructions

  1. Pour 2ml of Vanish gel directly onto the stain and gently rub.
  2. Leave the product in contact with the stain for 10 mins max.
  3. After pre-treatment, wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.
  4. Important: Before using Vanish, you should always follow the usage instructions on the packaging and follow its care advice.

How to remove ketchup stains from white clothes

To remove ketchup stains from white clothes you’ll need a different product to when you’re removing ketchup stains from coloured clothes. Vanish Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder will help to keep your white clothes white whilst removing stains and eliminating odours.

First, gently remove as much of the stain as possible with the side of a spoon. Then blot the stain without smearing using a clean, damp paper towel or cloth. Finally, follow these quick and easy instructions:

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Vanish Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder

Vanish Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder

Instructions

  1. Add one scoop (60g) to 4L of water.
  2. Apply the mix on the stain, leave for 5 mins max.
  3. Rub stain as needed.
  4. Soak whites for 6 hours max.

How to remove ketchup stains from shoes

To remove ketchup stains from your shoes, you should first assess the material. If your shoes are made from materials such as cotton, nylon and polyester, follow the same steps you would for removing stains from clothes based on whether they are white or coloured, and make sure you put them in a mild wash – being sure to remove shoe laces first.

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How to remove ketchup from carpet or upholstery

To remove ketchup from your carpet or upholstery, dampen the affected area with cool water to stop the stain from setting. You’ll then need to scrape the excess off with a spoon or butter knife. Then use Vanish Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray, for the ultimate stain removal action and odour elimination in these easy steps:

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Vanish Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray

Instructions

  1. Open the nozzle and spray around 15cm from the stain.
  2. Leave for a maximum of 5 minutes, and then blot with a clean white absorbent cloth so you can see the stain being removed.
  3. Sorted! If it’s an extra stubborn stain, simply repeat Steps 1-2 until it vanishes.

General advice

- Please refer to the packaging for specific product usage and advice.
- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN AND PETS. Store the product only in the original container and always fasten the lid.
- Do not expose product to direct sunlight.
- Before use check for colour fastness by testing a hidden area of the fabric, rug or carpet.
- For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.