Removing Chocolate Stains

Removing Chocolate Stains

Well the trick-or-treating is over and inevitably some of the chocolate has landed on the clothes. Couple essential things to remember about removing chocolate:

  • Act quickly. The quicker you get to a stain, the better your chances for removal.
  • Use COLD water as hot water can set the stain permanently.
  • Use the cold water on the under-side of the garment so the chocolate doesn’t go thru the fabric any more than it already has.
  • Use a spoon or butter knife to scrape off excess chocolate. This way you won’t spread the chocolate stain any more than necessary.
  • Do not rub or scrape the chocolate or you will embed it into the fibers.
  • Use laundry soap on chocolate stain and then let soak in soapy water for 15 minutes. Use spot remover if necessary. And wash as usual.
  • NEVER DRY the clothes until the stain is completely removed or you will set the stain permanently.

If chocolate gets on the carpet or upholstery, the steps are similar: act quickly, use cold water rather than hot water, use spoon to scrape off excess chocolate, and never rub or scrape chocolate or you could embed into fibers of carpet and upholstery.

Once you’ve removed as much excess as possible, use the Chem-Dry World Famous Spot Remover as this is your best bet in removing the stain. Only use a home remedy of hydrogen peroxide and water mix if no Chem-Dry spot remover is available.

If the stain is still present, give Chem-Dry of Michiana a call!

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2 responses to “Removing Chocolate Stains

  1. Thanks a lot for this helpful article! I have four-year-old son who loves chocolate and every Sunday I make chocolate muffins because I don’t want him to eat chocolate during the whole week. So, Sunday is the chocolate day but it is also the chocolate stain day. Thanks a lot for sharing the way I can get rid of the chocolate stains on his tshirts!Earlsfield Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  2. Great ‘recipe’! Your advises are very helpful, especially now when the house is literally covered in chocolate. My kids gathered more sweets, chocolates, etc, this Halloween, that ever before and of course a big part of the chocolate mysteriously appeared in stain form all around the house. And now it’s time for me to set to work. Thank you for sharing!

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