Sweat Stain Removal

Sweat stains... The harder you work the more likely they become! It's often difficult to work out if the sweat stain has been caused by perspiration, or if the stain is a result of the deodorant you've been using. Vanish Power O2 can deal with both and this means you never have to worry about sweat staining your clothes again.


To get rid of Sweat stains, we recommend using Vanish Power Gel:

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Apply the gel directly onto the stain, wait 5 minutes and wash normally adding one dose (60ml) of Vanish Power Gel to your wash.

Soaking is recommended for tough and dried in stains. Add one dose (60ml) of Vanish Power Gel to 4L of warm water and soak the stained fabric, coloured item for max 1 hour whites for max 6 hours. Wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.

Important: Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not use on finished or coated surfaces - for example wood, metals etc.


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Sweat Stain Removal Tips

Avoid putting your shirt on for around 30 seconds after you have applied deodorant; this will give your deodorant time to dry and should reduce the chances of a stain occurring.

Removing Sweat Stains - Handy Tips

If you don't have a Vanish stain removal product to hand then don't worry. We're still able to provide some handy hints on removing stains. Vanish will help you remove the stains even once they have dried-in.

  • As soon as you can soak the garment for an hour in warm water.
  • Wash as usual, (check washing instructions) adding 60mls of Vanish gel to your normal detergent.

Other Useful Stain Removal Tips

Vanish can help remove tea stains as well as ensure you remove make up stains and grass stains from clothing.

Why do sweat stains occur?

Underarm sweat stains occur when anti-perspirant ingredients mix with the natural salts in sweat. Many deodorants contain aluminium compounds to reduce moisture. This aluminium is behind the stain build-up and yellowing of fabrics. You're most likely to find these stains occur after continuous wear rather than suddenly appearing.