Get Foundation Out of Clothes:

    You’re getting ready and you’ve spilled foundation on one of your favourite items of clothing. We’ve all been there. The key thing is to not panic; foundation does come out of clothes, so don’t worry! Now, you need to act fast to remove the stain before it gets worse. We’re here to help you with helpful advice on how to get foundation stains out of clothes.  

    We’ll cover everything from pretreating the stain, to which products you should use to remove it. It’s time to say goodbye to pesky foundation stains and hello to clean, stain-free clothes.  

    Start by pretreating the stain 

    You should always start by gently scraping off any excess foundation, using a spoon or dull knife. After you’ve removed as much of the foundation as possible from the surface of the clothing, apply a small amount of stain remover like Vanish Oxi Action Liquid directly onto the stained area. Rub it gently using your fingers or a soft brush. This will help to break down the oils in the foundation and prepare the stain for further treatment.  


    Step 2: Washing your stained apparel 

    After you have pretreated the stain, you can boost the power of your regular detergent by adding the stain remover to your washing machine to guarantee a deeper clean, which can help with removing the foundation stain from your item of clothing. Look for products that are safe to use on the fabric type and make sure to follow the instructions on the product label. After all, if you’re removing stains from your favourite dress, then you’ll want to do so with care. 


    How to remove foundation stains from white clothes 

    For stains on white clothes, you’ll need to ensure the stain remover you use also doubles up as a whitener to keep your brights bright. The Vanish Crystal White Stain Remover lifts away stains from makeup, including foundation, and is safe to use on white clothing.  


    To use, mix 1/4 scoop of powder with 3/4 scoop of water and apply the mix to the stain. Rub gently as needed, then leave the paste on the stain for a maximum of 5 minutes. Add another scoop in the wash with your regular detergent. 


    If in doubt, test on a small, inconspicuous area before full application. Always follow the instructions on the back of the packaging.  


    Step 3: Wash the clothes

    Once the stain remover has worked its magic, it's time to put the clothes in the wash. Check the care label on the clothing to determine the right water temperature and wash cycle. Adding the stained clothes to the washing machine along with your regular laundry detergent is the next step. You can even add a laundry booster to remove any lingering, stubborn stains, eliminate odours and keep your colours bright. Remember to follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure the best results. 


    Step 4: Check for the stain

    After the wash cycle has finished, check to see whether the foundation stain on your clothes has gone. Hold the item of clothing up in natural daylight to check if the stain is still visible. If it is, don’t worry. You may need to repeat the process to tackle it completely, particularly if you’re trying to remove old foundation stains from clothes, which have set into the fabric. Pretreat the stain again and add a second round of stain remover before washing it for another time.  


    Patience and persistence are key when it comes to removing tough stains from clothes, so don't get discouraged. Keep trying until you achieve the desired results. 

    *Always check labels and follow product instructions.