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Stain Removal

View our hints and tips on stain removal to discover the best way to treat stains and care for yours and your families clothes.

Our top coffee stain removal tip is don’t let the stain dry! Coffee will become harder to remove once the stain has dried-in. Do not rub a stained item as this will only spread the stain. Blot the stain, don’t rub it!

  • Mix 1/4 scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover and 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°C) into a paste.
  • Gently rub the stain as required using the base of the scoop.
  • Leave the paste on the stain for a maximum of 5-10 minutes.
  • Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top tea stain removal tip is don’t let the stain dry! Tea will become harder to remove once the stain has dried-in. Do not rub a stained item as this will simply spread the stain. Blot the stain, don’t rub it.
  1. Take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the tea stain until you have removed as much as possible.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover Spray directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply to both sides.
Our top red wine stain removal tip is don’t let the stain dry! Red wine will become harder to remove later if left untreated.
We would also encourage you not to dry a stained item until you have managed to remove the red wine stain to your own satisfaction.
  1. Put some salt on the stain as quickly as possible to soak up the red wine.
  2. Dab the stained area with a dry cloth. Remember to dab the stain inwards to avoid spreading the stain. Do not rub a stained item; this will only spread the stain.
  3. Blot the area of the stain again with a new paper towel dampened with water. Repeat Step 2 if necessary.
  4. Red wine stains are caused by the pigment in wine - an Anthocyanin. Anthocyanins are found in the skins of the grapes and are the cause of red wine stains, as they easily attach themselves to fibrous items.
  5. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  6. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  7. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top cola-based drinks stain removal tip is don’t let the stain dry! Cola will become harder to remove once the stain has dried-in.
  1. Put the item under hot water. This should help to remove the initial stain before it dries.
  2. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  3. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top beetroot stain removal tip is to act very quickly! Beetroot is a very stubborn stain and will become harder to remove over time.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
This is a tannin stain - which derives from fruit and often shows as a colour in the final product. Fresh tannin stains can usually be removed by laundering the garment using detergent in the hottest water recommended for the fabric.
  1. Rinse the stained area with cold water. This will prevent the stain from setting.
  2. Let the stain stand for at least 5 minutes before rinsing hot water through the back of the stain over the sink. Making the water as hot as you can will force the stain back out through the fabric.
  3. Rinse thoroughly.
  4. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
    Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  5. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Act fast. Carefully remove as much of the fruit as possible, then run under the cold tap.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.

Our top ice cream stain removal tip is to soak the stain in cold water and gently sponge it before putting the garment in the washing machine. Make sure that the water is cold, as hot water can react with the protein in ice cream which will make the stain harder to remove.

  1. Gently remove any excess ice cream and then take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the ice cream stain until you have removed as much as possible.
  2. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  3. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Chocolate stains may leave a faint oily mark if removed without a detergent product. Make sure to check for this before drying the stained item or this mark will become very difficult to remove. Chocolate is a common cause of stains because of its low melting temperature, and the fact that it contains both cocoa butter and milk solids; two staining agents.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top barbecue sauce stain removal tip is to act quickly, the longer you wait the harder it will be to fully remove the stain. Barbecue sauce can be a very tough stain to remove because of its dark pigments and oily residue.
  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on between 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.

Mayonnaise is an oil-based food stain. For best results it is important to treat the stain as quickly as possible as oil- based stains can be stubborn when dry. It may be necessary to repeat the stain removal process a few times to restore the clothing back to its original form, depending on the severity of the stain. Remove as much excess mayonnaise as possible, immerse the stain in cold water and let the item soak for several minutes.

  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.
Our top tip for removing ketchup stains is to remove as much of the excess ketchup as possible. We would encourage you not to rub a stained item: this will simply spread the stain.
  1. Take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the ketchup stain until you have removed as much as possible.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply to both sides.
Our top tip for removing tomato stains is remove as much of the excess tomato sauce as possible and flush the affected area with cool water to stop the stain setting.
  1. Take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the ketchup stain until you have removed as much as possible.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply to both sides.
Our top mustard stain removal tip is to treat the stain as quickly as possible as mustard can actually dye the fabric permanently. It’s a tough stain once dried in.
  1. Gently scrape the excess mustard off. Then, using a clean, damp paper towel or cloth, dab the stain for a few minutes. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply to both sides.
Scrape any excess honey off the garment and rinse under cold water for 30 seconds. Treat the stain as quickly as possible; once honey sets the stain will be harder to remove.
  1. Take a clean, damp paper towel or cloth and dab the honey stain until you have removed as much as possible.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.
Baby food stains can be tricky to remove especially when they are brightly coloured, like carrot puree or tomato sauce. Treat the stain as quickly as possible. Carefully remove any excess food and avoid rubbing the stain further into the fabric.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Gravy stains can be particularly tricky to remove because they are a combination stain made of protein and grease. Both of these types of stain require different treatments, so it takes a little extra care to get the balance right. Treat a gravy stain as soon as possible. Carefully remove any excess gravy and avoid rubbing the stain further into the fabric.
  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover and 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°C) into a paste.
  2. Gently rub the stain as required using the knobbly base of the scoop.
  3. Leave paste on the stain for 5-10 minutes max.
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Curry stains need to be pre-treated with Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover as soon as possible. Carefully remove any excess food and avoid rubbing the stain further into the fabric.
  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover and 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°C) into a paste.
  2. Gently rub stain as required using the knobbly base of the scoop.
  3. Leave paste on the stain for 5-10 minutes max.
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top oil and grease stain removal tip is to attack the stain rapidly! Oil and grease stains will become more difficult to remove later if you don’t treat them immediately as they start to set into the fabric.
  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides
Our top cooking oil stain removal tip is to attack the stain rapidly! Cooking oil stains will become more difficult to remove later if you don’t treat them immediately as they start to set into the fabric.
  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.
Grass stains consist of dye from the chlorophyll of the plants, and therefore it is very hard to remove through ordinary laundering. Grass stains can be difficult to remove if not treated as soon as possible. Work from inside out; this helps lift the stain off the fabric.
  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.
Let the mud dry thoroughly; do not attempt to wipe off the mud. It will only smear the stain onto more of the clothing.
Once the mud stain has dried, try shaking or vacuuming the area to remove dried clumps of mud, then rinse under water.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Our top clay stain removal tip is let the clay dry thoroughly and then brush off as much as possible from your clothes. Once the majority of the dried clay has been removed, wet the item under cold water and rub the remains of the stain and leave it to dry.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak the item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Most antiperspirants use aluminum salts to diminish the production of sweat, but these also result in those unwanted stains.
  1. Mix 1/4 scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover and 3/4 scoop of water (max 40°C) into a paste.
  2. Gently rub the stain as required using the knobbly base of the scoop.
  3. Leave paste on the stain for 5-10 minutes max.
  4. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
If you use deodorants that consist of alcohol and perfume, the stains created will be mostly sweat, so it is important to put cold water on the stain. Heat can actually change the chemical structure of the deodorant stain, making it much harder to remove. Agitate and soak the stained item of clothing in cold water.
  1. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  2. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  3. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides
Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover will effectively remove greyness and whiten your garments and will also safely brighten coloured fabrics.
  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
With both waterproof and non-waterproof mascaras, a faint mark may remain if the mascara is not removed immediately. Generally, mascara is a dark colour and so the stains are quite visible, the longer you wait to treat the stain, the harder it will be to remove.
  1. Remove any excess mascara very carefully. Put a small amount of cold water onto a cloth and gently dab the stain.
  2. Spray Wizz Oxi Fabric Stain Remover directly onto the stained area and rub gently.
  3. Leave the spray on the stain for 1-5 minutes before washing as normal.
  4. For best results, treat the stains as soon as possible and apply on both sides.

Often, a make-up stain leaves a faint oily mark if removed without a detergent product; make sure to check for this before drying the stained item, otherwise this mark will become very difficult to remove.

Remove non-oily make-up stains like eye shadow and blusher by lightly brushing the powder off the clothing. Be careful not to spread the stain further.

Use clean water to rinse, then blot as much fluid out of the stained area as possible with a clean cloth or napkin.

  1. Dissolve 1x scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover in 4L of warm water (max 40°).
  2. Soak item for 1hr (max) for colours or up to 6hrs (max) for whites.
  3. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.
Cold water is best for blood stains as it will cause the blood to break down and dissolve. As blood stains are protein-based, using hot water can cause the blood to bind to the fabric, setting the stain. This is what makes blood stains especially tricky to remove!
  1. Wash as usual with your detergent and add a scoop of Wizz Oxi Powder Fabric Stain Remover to the wash.

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