You are buying groceries in a supermarket and suddenly spot something that makes you drool. Out there at a distance, is the most delicious and inviting piece of chocolate cake you could have ever seen in your entire lifetime! Without thinking about your waistline, you fly to that aisle and buy it. As you sinfully gorge on it, you realize in horror that even your favorite shirt has been getting a taste of the chocolate cake. Worse, your carpet seems to be drenched init. Seeing that chocolate stain on your shirt/ carpet makes you break into a cold sweat and you hate your childishness. Don’t worry, as we will give you simple steps on on how to remove chocolate stains from your clothes and fabrics and adore the child within you.
Removing Chocolate Stain from Clothing & Fabrics
From Washable Fabrics (Clothes)
- Blunt Knife
- Stain Remover
- Laundry Detergent
- Scrubber / Brush
- Let the melted chocolate harden. You may lightly rub ice on it to make it so. After it hardens, scrape it off with a blunt knife. If you try to remove a melted chocolate stain, it will only spread more, instead of getting off.
- Invert the fabric inside out and rinse the stained area under running cold water. Now apply some liquid stain remover to the affected area. If you don’t have a stain remover, try adding some detergent powder in water and make use of the same.
- Let it stand for 5-10 minutes so that the stain is loosened. After that, take a brush or a rough scrubber and scrub away the stain. Add some warm water on the area and scrub a bit more.
- Wash as usual in a washing machine, with detergent and some warm water, to get rid of the stain completely.
From Non- Washable Fabrics (Carpet)
- Let the chocolate harden. If you are in a hurry, remove it with a soft cloth, keeping in mind that it does not spread further. However, it is best to let the chocolate dry, instead of taking an instant action.
- Now, scrape off the chocolate with a blunt knife and apply a mixture of liquid dishwashing detergent and warm water on the affected area.
- Wipe the carpet with the solution and then further blot it using a clean cloth. Repeat the process until the stain disappears.
- If the stain does not seem to leave the carpet, mix one tbsp of ammonia in one cup of water.
- Apply the ammonia on the affected area and remove the stain using a clean cloth. Make sure that there is no ammonia left on the carpet.
Removing Chocolate Stain From Wood
- Dishwashing Detergent
- Polish or Wax
- Take a small amount of dishwashing detergent (depending on the size of the stain) and mix it with hot water. Try making a great volume of soap bubbles in it.
- Now using a cloth, apply soap bubbles over it. Wipe it out using a clean cloth, dampened with clear water. Let it dry.
- Polish the wood as usual.