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How to remove chocolate stains

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Chocolate is a favorite for young and old and everyone in between until it lands on clothes, furniture, fabric or even carpet.

Removing chocolate stains is fairly easy provided you use the right techniques and just like any stains, the quicker you get to them, the easier they are to remove. It is important to note that unlike other stains, removing chocolate stains is easier with cold water owing to the fact that there are several ingredients within chocolate that cause stains.

 Chocolate has been around for a long time therefore there are several different ways to remove chocolate stains.

Removing chocolate stains from clothes or washable fabrics

• Gently wipe as much of the excess chocolate as you can, taking care not to to push the stain deeper into the fibres.

• Next, flush out as much chocolate as you can using cold running water from the back of the stain.

• Soak in a solution of detergent and water for at least 30 minutes before washing as usual.

Removing chocolate stains from unwashable fabrics

When chocolate settles on an unwashable fabric, wait until it dries and then gently lift the chocolate from the fabric. Next:

• Using a damp sponge, gently blot at any remaining stain until it’s clean – being careful not to wet the area too much.

• More persistent stains may need additional work. If so, apply a little dry cleaning fluid to a sponge and gently dab at the stain until the stain is removed. Blot dry with a dry cloth

Removing chocolate stains from carpets or furniture

Spilt chocolate on the carpet or couch? Never fear, your stain removal solution is here. First of all, act quickly to blot up any excess chocolate. If it’s a cup of hot chocolate that has spilt, blot up as much excess as possible so that the milk doesn’t sour and start to smell. Then:

• Blot the stain with a damp sponge with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Take care not to flood the area and dab gently until the stain is removed.

• Sponge with clean water to rinse, and pat dry with a clean cloth.






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