Removing Rust Stains:

Rust, also known as iron oxide, is formed when iron and oxygen react in the presence of water or moisture in the air.

Rust stains can appear on your favourite clothes out of the blue, which can be annoying, not to mention ugly! Whether it’s from your washing machine tub or pipes, from an accidental scrape with an old railing, or using the tools in your shed, getting rid of rust stains doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
Thanks to Vanish, you can remove rust stains easily with its powerful Oxi Action formula. Simply, soak the stained garment in Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder before putting it in the wash. You’ll get an unparalleled deep hygiene action*, which gives your clothes a deep clean in-wash.
Read on to learn how to get rid of rust stains once and for all.
*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

How to remove rust stains from clothes

Getting rid of rust stains doesn’t have to be a big saga. With Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power Powder for colours or Vanish Oxi Action Crystal White Powder for whites, you can remove stubborn rust stains with Vanish. The Oxi Action formula works hard to eliminate stains and odours while brightening colours in just one wash. Follow the instructions below to make your rust stains a thing of the past:

Rust stains on clothes


Oxi Action Multi Power Powder

Oxi Action Multi Power Powder

Oxi Action Crystal White Powder

Oxi Action crystal white powder


  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
  4. Clean and dry the scoop before placing back into the tub.


Don’t let it dry: If your items were stained as a result of the washing machine, don’t let the garment dry. It sets the stain and makes it even harder to remove the second time around.

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.

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