Removing Stains from Accessories:

Your – and your family’s – bags go through a lot. From being dumped on the floor after returning home from school, battered in bad weather on the way to sports practice or covered in make-up from a stray lipstick that’s missing a lid – there’s a myriad of reasons your favourite bag may need some TLC.

Thankfully with Vanish, simply use the Vanish Gold Oxi Advance Pink Powder to help remove stains and unpleasant odours from polyester bags, like lunch bags and P.E. kits. Or for the best results, we recommend pre-treating the stain and then washing the bag as normal.

Read on for more information on how to remove any unwanted stains from bags.

How to remove stains from school bags

If you think your handbag goes through a lot, you child’s school bag goes through a lot more. From potential yogurt explosions to muddy P.E. clothes, stains and nasty odours are bound to happen. Follow the steps below to get school backpacks and bags stain-free and smelling fresh with Vanish Gold Oxi Advance Pink Powder:

How to remove stains from school bags


Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder

Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder
Removes stains, eliminates odours and keeps colours bright.


  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°C) into a paste and apply it directly onto the stain.
  2. Rub the paste in gently using the base of the scoop.
  3. Leave the paste on the stain for 5-minutes (max).
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add another scoop of Vanish.


"Dust before you wash – Once you’ve emptied the bag, take the time to remove any crumbs, dust and dirt that can lie in at the bottom of your bag.

Scrap before you scrub – When getting rid of dried stains like mud or dirt, scrape as much off as you can using the side of a spoon, before you try to remove any stains."

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.