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kylie

March 17, 2015, 5:48 a.m.

I mix vanish liquid with water in a spray bottle instead of buying the spray stain remover. Its cheaper and lasts longer. It works brilliantly.

I mix vanish liquid with water in a spray bottle instead of buying the spray stain remover. Its cheaper and lasts longer. It works brilliantly.

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Steph

March 11, 2015, 11:41 p.m.

Wax - place thick brown paper over wax on the carpet and carefully iron it, as if you were ironing a shirt, the wax should life easily. Don't leave it in one place run over evenly. I have done this

Wax - place thick brown paper over wax on the carpet and carefully iron it, as if you were ironing a shirt, the wax should life easily. Don't leave it in one place run over evenly. I have done this

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shane.hunter.5

March 11, 2015, 12:16 a.m.

I see that Julie claims that making a paste and putting on the stain then wash. WELL my wife did that on some of my coloured clothing and now it looks like she tried tye dyed the bonds singlet and my pj bottoms.

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Louise

Jan. 11, 2015, 11:17 a.m.

If you have stains on marble or granite bench tops, mix vanish to a paste and spread on the stain. Leave for a couple of hours and the stains will vanish

jeno

Feb. 5, 2015, 2:21 p.m.

You can use anything including coca cola

Napisan101

March 11, 2015, 1:16 a.m.

Coca-Cola works a charm :~)

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Louise

Jan. 11, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

If your tea cups and mugs are stained inside, fill a sink with hot water and add a capful of Vanish. Soak the cups for a couple of hours and they will come back to white

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Pauline

Sept. 15, 2014, 10:15 a.m.

I always keep a bucket of water and Napisan mixture in the laundry trough. The family know that anything with a stain is put in that bucket. Also any whites that are off colour. Then on laundry day the contents are put in the washing machine.

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ambowtell

Aug. 16, 2014, 12:34 p.m.

Dissolve vanish in a bucket of warm water & use to clean your oven. Soak oven trays in a shallow bath with vanish & warm water too.

Dissolve vanish in a bucket of warm water & use to clean your oven. Soak oven trays in a shallow bath with vanish & warm water too.

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alexandramfowler@yahoo.com.au

Aug. 9, 2014, 1:26 a.m.

I was cleaning my wire oven trays in the bath, soaked in Napisan and hot water for a couple of hours. Whe I removed them I only had to wipe off the grease and grime with a sponge and they were ready to put back. When I emptied the bath I noticed my bath was sparkling! So now I use a little on a sponge to clean the bath with no effort ...

I was cleaning my wire oven trays in the bath, soaked in Napisan and hot water for a couple of hours. Whe I removed them I only had to wipe off the grease and grime with a sponge and they were ready to put back. When I emptied the bath I noticed my bath was sparkling! So now I use a little on a sponge to clean the bath with no effort at all and you just rinse it off. Trust me, it's amazing.

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nicolajmoorhouse

May 20, 2014, 1:24 p.m.

Best way to clean yukky stain rings on the inside of vases, that can also leave a nasty smell.  Put some vanish powder in vase, add warm water (not hot or it will crack the glass) stir it around and then leave for about an hour. Rinse out vase, it will not only be sparkling clean, it will smell great too!!

Best way to clean yukky stain rings on the inside of vases, that can also leave a nasty smell. Put some vanish powder in vase, add warm water (not hot or it will crack the glass) stir it around and then leave for about an hour. Rinse out vase, it will not only be sparkling clean, it will smell great too!!

Best way to clean yukky stain rings on the inside of vases, that can also leave a nasty smell. Put some vanish powder in vase, add warm water (not hot or it will crack the glass) stir it around and then leave for about an hour. Rinse out vase, it will not only be sparkling clean, it will smell great too!!

jeno

Feb. 5, 2015, 2:20 p.m.

By adding aspro clear or similar it will not only make the flowers last longer you won't get that decaying ring

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jayeeburke

May 14, 2014, 2:47 a.m.

Household paint in the laundry sink. My sink was covered in household paint. I filled the sink with hot water added in some vanish nappysan and let is soak overnight. In the morning he paint simply came away.

Household paint in the laundry sink. My sink was covered in household paint. I filled the sink with hot water added in some vanish nappysan and let is soak overnight. In the morning he paint simply came away.

bigbird1992

Jan. 27, 2015, 5:09 a.m.

i wonder if this will do the same if i spray it on carpet!

Can you answer these questions?

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Samantha

March 17, 2015, 8:54 a.m.

Hi, iv'e got some stains on my jodhpurs (horse riding pants) they are black mars and i don't know how to get them out. I don't know what material it is as it doesn't say. Any ideas?

Hi, iv'e got some stains on my jodhpurs (horse riding pants) they are black mars and i don't know how to get them out. I don't know what material it is as it doesn't say. Any ideas?

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ajay.venkat.549

March 15, 2015, 9:12 p.m.

Hi my son has a plain white formal uniform, one day a girl behind him had a leaking permanent marker and she flicked it and a few drops of permanent marker fell on my sons shirt. We tried washing it nearly 10 times now, it hasn't even faded a little? Some help please...

Hi my son has a plain white formal uniform, one day a girl behind him had a leaking permanent marker and she flicked it and a few drops of permanent marker fell on my sons shirt. We tried washing it nearly 10 times now, it hasn't even faded a little? Some help please...

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marie

March 15, 2015, 6:11 a.m.

My sons new dark denim jeans accidentally got thrown in with My husbands white jersey (oops) and as you can imagine, dark blue dye everywhere! Please help!

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mike.hanrahan.395

March 13, 2015, 2:30 a.m.

Caulking dark stain from yacht decking on a white synthetic t shirt vanish does not remove it

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Steph

March 11, 2015, 11:47 p.m.

How can you get red popsicle out of ligh carpet, and general dirt from foot traffic please.

How can you get red popsicle out of ligh carpet, and general dirt from foot traffic please.

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julie.kaitse

March 11, 2015, 9:43 a.m.

My daughter is almost two years old and needless to say her clothing, bedding and towels usually need soaking prior to washing. Lately I've noticed that as soon as I put them in to soak they get stained with a neon yellow colour that is impossible to remove and results in her 'dressy' clothes having to be thrown out. I'm guessing the vanish is reacting to something on her clothing though it ...

My daughter is almost two years old and needless to say her clothing, bedding and towels usually need soaking prior to washing. Lately I've noticed that as soon as I put them in to soak they get stained with a neon yellow colour that is impossible to remove and results in her 'dressy' clothes having to be thrown out. I'm guessing the vanish is reacting to something on her clothing though it only happens to some items in each soak/wash and the items always differ. Has anyone else experienced this?

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JodieA

March 11, 2015, 6:04 a.m.

How do you remove sunscreen from around the collar of cricket whites??? The stain is rust coloured and no amount of soaking or spraying will budge it. Any suggestions please!!!

How do you remove sunscreen from around the collar of cricket whites??? The stain is rust coloured and no amount of soaking or spraying will budge it. Any suggestions please!!!

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trina.richmond

March 11, 2015, 2:01 a.m.

I have a balsamic vinegar stain on a t-shirt that is a stretchy cotton nylon mix. Not your usual t-shirt. How can I remove this stain?

I have a balsamic vinegar stain on a t-shirt that is a stretchy cotton nylon mix. Not your usual t-shirt. How can I remove this stain?

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margaret.derwent.5

March 10, 2015, 4:38 a.m.

I spilt peach and pear juice on my panama hat. Is there a way of getting the stain out. thank you

I spilt peach and pear juice on my panama hat. Is there a way of getting the stain out. thank you

Napisan101

March 11, 2015, 1:15 a.m.

When i spill Peach and Pear Juice on my hats, i like to soak a cloth in Napisan Powder and Water and then wipe the hat clean :~)

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KAW

March 10, 2015, 12:46 a.m.

I have a dark blackish stain on my most favourite white dress. It looks like a dirt stain but could also be from being washed in a dark load by mistake. Please may someone give me advice on how I should attempt to remove this stain