It’s hard not to love silk, with its sleek look and luxurious feel. But when you find a stain on your favourite silky item, it’s easy to feel a sense of panic given how delicate the fabric is. There’s no need to worry though, as Vanish’s Oxi Action Liquid formulas are safe to use on silk but still tough on stains.

This guide will recommend the best way to remove stains from silk, so you can love them for longer.

For the best results, pre-treat the item using Vanish Oxi Action Liquid to remove unwanted stains, brighten colours and eliminate odours. Once you’ve pre-treated your items, put them in the wash with your regular detergent and an extra dose of Vanish. When you wash with Vanish, it uses deep hygiene action* to give your clothes a thorough clean in-wash.

Read on for further information on how to remove stains from silk.

*removes stains for a hygiene boost.

How to remove stains from silk clothes

Discovering a stain on your favourite silk scarf, shirt or tie is enough to turn anyone’s day sour. Thankfully, Vanish can help you remove stains from silk. Simply use Vanish Oxi Action Liquid, following the pre-treat instructions below for best results:


Vanish Oxi Action Liquid

Vanish Oxi Action Liquid


  1. Pour 2ml of Vanish liquid 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. Lifts stains, brightens colours and removes odours.


Keep it away from heat: A universal tip for any type of silk is to always avoid tumble drying, as this can cause the delicate material to shrink.

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 if colours may bleed by testing a hidden area of the fabric.
  • For best results it may be necessary to repeat parts of the process.