Chocolate Stains – How to Remove Them from Clothing

Chocolate can leave a very nasty stain on any fabric or material. Because of the pigment, dye and oils in chocolate, these stains can also be very stubborn. To remove chocolate stains successfully from clothing, you should treat them for both oil and dye. The easiest way to get rid of a chocolate stain is by tackling the stain as soon as possible. These steps will help you to remove chocolate stains from clothing quickly and easily.

  1. Use a spoon or the back of a butter knife to scrape any chocolate residue off the garment. Then, gently blot at the stained area with paper towels to remove some of the stain if it is still fresh. Be careful not to push the chocolate further into fabric while blotting.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of powdered detergent in a plastic bowl. Add a small amount of warm water and stir the ingredients until a paste forms. Then, spread the paste over the chocolate stain and lightly rub it into the fabric with your fingers. Let the cleaning solution work on the stain for about 10 minutes, then rinse it off the garment with cool water.
  3. For chocolate stains on coloured or patterned fabric, cleaners Mile End suggest using a mixture of water and a small amount of colour-safe powdered bleach. For white garment, you can use diluted chlorine bleach. Soak the stained piece of clothing in the appropriate solution for 15 minutes.
  4. Put the fabric into the washing machine and launder as usual. After washing, examine the clothing for remaining chocolate stains. If the stain is still visible, repeat step 2 and wash again. Once the stain has been completely removed, proceed with drying.

If you cannot remove the chocolate stain on your own, consider taking the stained article of clothing to your local dry cleaner. For chocolate stains on carpets or upholstery, feel free to call cleaners Mile End for advice.

March 22, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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