When our little ones come home from school with unidentified stains on their new winter jacket it can bring on feelings of dread! Not only are they often pricey to replace and need to be durable enough to last a long time – there’s also a general perception that coats and jackets are harder to clean than other garments. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with Vanish!

Our multi-benefit Oxi Advance formula has the power to lift even the toughest stains first time, while keeping colours bright and eliminating odours. You can choose either our gel or powder format. With both formulas, you’ll get amazing deep hygiene action*, which gives jackets a deep clean in-wash every time.
To treat your stains, you can either pre-treat, soak, or simply use in-wash but make sure you check the garment care label. If your coat is not machine washable you will need to pre-treat the stain carefully and then follow up by rinsing the garment.

For best results, follow the instructions below – or browse our fabric stain removal articles for top tips on how to remove stains from a variety of materials.

*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

How to remove stains from light coloured jackets

Light jackets are usually machine washable, so we’d recommend using Vanish in your regular wash if you’re tackling a simple stain. If it’s a stubborn or dried on stain, we advise that you pre-treat and then soak the garment, followed by a regular wash (only if the label says it’s machine washable).

For coloured jackets:

Whether it’s your favourite bold red coat, or your much-loved bright turquoise jacket for summer nights, we all treasure those garments that add a little colour into our wardrobes. So, it’s natural that we want to be able to remove stains from them with ease, without damaging their colour. That’s why, for coloured jackets we’d recommend using Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink powder or Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink liquid – which both act in the same way, while targeting even tough stains and keeping clothes bright. To use, follow these simple steps:

How to remove stains from light coloured jackets


Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink liquid

Vanish Power O2 Multi-action pink liquid
Lifts stains, keeps colours bright and removes odours.


  1. Pour 2ml of Vanish gel directly onto the stain and gently rub.
  2. Leave the product in contact with the stain for 10 mins max.
  3. After pre-treatment, wash as usual or rinse thoroughly.
  4. Important: Always check the label of your garments to see if they are machine washable or suitable for soaking.

How to remove stains from lightweight jackets

White jackets provide the perfect cover-up for Summer BBQ’s at the beach, but due to their light colour they’re especially unforgiving when it comes to stains!

That’s why, for white jackets, we recommend using Vanish Crystal White Powder, which will also restore your whites back to bright!

As with coloured shirts, for best results on particularly bad or set-in stains, follow the pre-treat steps below.

How to remove stains from lightweight jackets


Vanish Power O2 Multi-action white powder

Vanish Power O2 Multi-action white powder
Whiter whites after 50 washes*.
*vs. greyed fabrics


  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.

How to remove stains from a winter jacket

Winter coats tend to be heavier and so harder to machine wash. For those that are machine washable, however, you can follow the same steps as above. For those that aren’t, simply pre-treat the stain with Vanish powder or gel and then rinse thoroughly with cold water, repeating the process if necessary.

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.