Stains from Around the World

Any and every person in the world is familiar with some stains: grass, grease, cooking oil, sweat stains. But some stains are specific to the region or country they originate from. So it is quite possible that you may not have experienced the full gamut of stains from around the world. This article showcases different or uncommon stains, and offers the stain removal tips to go with each.

Hummus Stains

Hummus is a popular dip that the whole world loves. It is prepared from soaked and cooked chickpeas mixed with olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Although it originated in the Middle East, it has grown in popularity everywhere and is a popular dish in many homes even outside of the Middle East. But hummus has a less-than-solid constitution, which makes it possible for you to get a blob of it on your clothes now and then. And though it is possible to pick it off the clothes quickly, you will find that hummus leaves an oily stain behind.

Soy Sauce Stains

Far Eastern (or Oriental) cuisine is incomplete without the addition of this type of sauce. It is made from boiled soybeans, roasted grain, salt and a few other ingredients. It is tasty and quite popular but its liquid consistency helps it seep quickly into clothing and also leave a mark behind on your clothes. But luckily, there are modern stain removal methods for soy sauce stains, and there’s a tip for that too.

Gazpacho Stains

It is one of the most famous soups in the world. Gazpacho originated in Andalucía, where it was designed to make a dish out of cheap ingredients and even leftover vegetables. In essence, it is a mixture of tomatoes, peppers, sauces, vegetables and olive oil. However, chefs might add their own ingredients to it – and this mix can make stain removal quite tricky. Not knowing which ingredients have gone into making the Gazpacho can make stain removal difficult, so a long soak with stain remover may be required before washing.

Curry Stains

Depending on which part of the world you hail from, curries can be cooked to slight blandness, or tears-in-your-eyes hotness, or somewhere in between. Curries combine many different ingredients and spices, which makes curry stains quite tough to remove. Dried curry stains, especially, are quite difficult to remove. But you could try our tips outlined below to see the best results. 

For all of the above…

It’s Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder to the rescue! Soak your clothing to get the stains out as much as you can, whatever the type and extent of the stain. Just follow our lead to get the stains out, sometimes in less than a minute:

For soaking:    

  • Add one scoop of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder to 4 litres of warm water (max 40 degrees temperature).
  • Leave the stained clothing to soak.
  • Leave coloured clothing to soak for one hour. Whites should soak for six hours.
  • Once soaked, you can now proceed to wash the garment as usual.

For washing without pre-treatment:

  • Add one scoop (for tough stains) or 1/2 scoop (for normal stains) of Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder into your washing machine. Also add your usual laundry detergent.
  • Wash at your usual setting and find the stains gone from your clothes.

Most stains don’t stand a chance after a long soak with Vanish Gold Oxi Action Powder. You can browse through the rest of our articles for more information on the types of stains, and the stain removal section for methods to remove them.