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How To Remove And Clean Chocolate Stains
Now that Easter has been and gone and you’re eating the last remnants of a vast array of chocolatey treats, you might find you’ve had the odd accident, getting chocolate on the sofa or even down your clothes if you’ve been especially enthusiastic. Of course, let’s blame those marks on the children. Those brittle, eggs and bunnies crack open and fling little bits of chocolate everywhere and before you know it, your living room is pebble dashed with it. So, we’re here to help out and let you know how best to get rid of these marks and stains and no, unfortunately it doesn’t involve licking the chocolate up! As a side note, I think our readers are very lucky this isn’t being written by my husband. If he were, there would be a million ‘egg’ puns, which is eggsactly what I’m not going to do as it’s no yolk! Sigh!
What you will need to clean the chocolate stains
1. A blunt knife or spoon
2. A clean white cloth
3. Liquid laundry detergent
4. Cool water
5. Stain remover stick
6. Liquid dish-washing detergent
8. A cleaning cloth
How to remove chocolate stains from clothing
Wait for the chocolate to dry. Remove any excess chocolate with the knife or spoon (don’t eat it!). Using cold water, soak the back of the stain. Carefully rub liquid detergent into the chocolate stain. Leave the clothing to soak for 5 minutes.
Next, soak the clothing for 15 minutes in cold water. Every 3-5 minutes, rub the stained area between your fingers and thumb to loosen the stain. Rinse thoroughly. Continue until no more stain can be removed.
Finally, try a stain remover if it’s not all gone. If an oily stain remains, add a stain remover stick, gel, or spray. Wash as normal.
How to remove chocolate stains from carpet
Leave the chocolate to dry and then scrape off excess using the knife or spoon. Mix one tablespoon of liquid dish-washing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
Repeat the sponging and blotting until the stain disappears or is no longer absorbed into the cloth.
If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water.
Caution: never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia. The resulting fumes are hazardous.
Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.
Hey, presto! You should have a chocolate free carpet and clothes. If you’ve got any more tips or tricks you use on chocolate stains, do let us know! To all of Norwich, we hope you had a Happy Easter and a lovely, long weekend off work.