Many of us enjoy a glass of wine with a meal, while entertaining friends or snuggled up on the sofa. But white, rosé and particularly red wines cause noticeable stains on nearly all fabrics. Although the pigment in grapes is quick to attach to textiles, don’t panic –Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder attacks anthocyanins (the colourants in wine grapes) directly. Not only does the Oxi Advance formula lift stains, it also keeps colours bright and removes odours in one wash.

To remove wine stains from clothes, it’s best to pre-treat or soak and then wash the garments using Vanish, as this will really enable our amazing Oxi Advance formula to get to work. For stains on carpets, use our handy Vanish Gold Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray. It removes stains and neutralises odours in just 30 seconds.

To find out how to get optimal results on a range of different items and fabrics, read on for more detailed instructions on how Vanish can help.

Know your stains: What are anthocyanins?

Aside from the flavour notes, the main difference between red, white and rosé wine is the colour. White wine is traditionally clear and not such a problem when it comes to accidental spills. However, the pink and purple hues in reds and rosés are created by stain-causing anthocyanins, a type of plant pigment and antioxidant. It’s these tricky little particles that can make red wine stains such a nightmare to remove!

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How to remove red wine stains from a carpet

To remove red wine stains from carpet, start by acting fast. While the stain is still wet, gently absorb as much liquid as you can using a paper/cotton towel. If you’re removing wine stains from fabric that has dried, don’t panic – move straight to the next step. Use our Vanish Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray and watch it work its magic:

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Vanish Gold Oxi Action Carpet & Upholstery Spot Treatment Spray

Instructions

  1. Spray the product onto the stain and leave to soak for 5 minutes (max).
  2. Gently blot with a clean, absorbent cloth to soak up excess liquid.
  3. Repeat Steps 1-2 as many times as necessary until the stain has gone.
  4. If you need to remove other wine stains from carpet – such as white or rosé – simply follow the steps above.

How to remove red wine stains from clothes

To remove red wine stains from shirts, jeans or other washable clothing, try to tackle it immediately following the below steps:

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How to remove other wine stains from clothes

While white and rosé wine are more discreet, all wines contain tannins so the potential to stain is still great. To remove white wine stains from clothes, turn your fabric inside out and rinse the back of the stain with cold water before following the instructions as per red wine. Due to the colourful tint in rosé, you need to treat this the same way you would a red wine stain.
Wine on your clothes, carpet or other fabric is never good news. But wine stains – whether you prefer a red, white or rosé – can all be managed with Vanish, specially formulated to work on the anthocyanins in wine. So put your feet up, unwind and sip away, without a worry in the world…

 

Instructions

For colours

  1. Mix 10g of powder with equal amount of water, stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Apply the mix on the stain.3. Rub stain as needed

For whites

  1. Mix 10g of powder with equal amount of water, stir for 30 seconds.
  2. Apply the mix on the stain.
  3. Rub stain as needed

Clean and dry the scoop before placing back into the tub.
After pre-treatment, wash as usual.


Clean and dry the scoop before placing back into the tub.
After pre-treatment, wash as usual.

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Vanish Oxi Advance Multi Power Powder

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Vanish Oxi Advance Crystal White Powder

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.