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 Napisan Oxi Action can help deal with both and this means you don't have to worry about sweat stains on your clothes.


To help get rid of Sweat stains, we recommend using Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder:

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Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder

Soaking is recommended in this case - dissolve 1/2 a scoop of Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder in 7L of warm water (max 40°C) and soak the stained item for a minimum of 2 hours. Then wash as usual with your detergent.

Important:  Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not soak metal buttons and zippers.


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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 on 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 Napisan 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, carpet stains and grass stains from clothing or carpet.

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.