Updated 5 Dec 2016

Vanish

Preen Gold Oxi Action Fabric Stain Remover

Snapshot: Vanish Preen Gold Oxi Action Fabric Stain Remover laundry stain remover is a spray that is safe on colours. But will it add new life to stained clothes?

Preen Gold Oxi Action Fabric Stain Remover
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$8.29

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Test results

Overall score
64
Perspiration
?/10
Grass/mud
?/10
Olive oil
?/10
Collar and cuff stains
?/10
Blood
?/10

Good points

  • OK at removing perspiration.
  • OK at removing grass and mud.
  • OK at removing olive oil.
  • Good at removing collar and cuff grime.
  • OK at removing motor oil.
  • OK at removing chocolate ice cream.
  • Good at removing tomato.
  • Excellent at removing make-up.
  • OK at removing baby food.
  • Is safe on colours.

But

  • Poor at removing blood.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Perspiration (25%)
Grass and mud (20%)
Olive oil (20%)
Collar and cuff (5%)
Motor oil (5%)
Chocolate ice cream (5%)
Tomato (5%)
Make-up (5%)
Baby food (5%)
Blood (5%)

All individual stain tests are performed on cotton swatches with the applicable stain applied. A reflectance reading was taken with a spectrophotometer (which measures how much light reflects off the swatches). We applied a set dose of the liquid and spray stain removers on to a swatch and let it sit for 5 minutes. For the powder stain removers, we followed the manufacturer’s instructions on mixing them with a small amount of water to make a paste, which is then applied to the swatch. We then used a front-loader washing machine on a cold cycle to wash the swatches with detergent as normal. Each detergent was tested on 4 swatches of each stain. After washing, we measured the reflectance of the swatches and compared the result to the initial reflectance to determine how well the stain was removed or disguised.

Key data

Product

Avg price
$8.29
Cost per 100g/ml or packet
$2.21
Type
Spray
Pack size
375ml
Origin
China

More test results (/10)

Tomato
7.2
Motor oil
6.8
Chocolate ice-cream
5.8
Baby food
6.5
Make-up
9.5

Claims

Safe on colours
Yes
Antibacterial
No
Fabrics not suitable
Silk, wool or fabrics with non-colourfast dyes, fluorescent or khaki clothing.
Contain chlorine bleach
Not stated
Septic tank safe
Not stated
Biodegradable
No

More info

Notes
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