Removing chocolate stains from carpets and upholstery

Removing chocolate stains from carpets and upholsteryIf you enjoy eating chocolate, it probably has happened to drop some chocolate pieces on your clothes, carpets or upholstery.

Chocolate consists of fats, protein and sugar and sometimes it’s hard to remove it. In this article we have listed a few tips on how to remove the unsightly sticky chocolate stains from your carpets or furniture. Here’s how to do it:

First, scrape off the chocolate residue. Use a butter knife or spoon and act carefully to protect the fabrics.

Make a detergent solution out of one tablespoon of liquid dish-washing soap and two cups of cold water. Do not use hot water, as it will set the stain permanently.

Use a soft white cloth to sponge the stain with the detergent solution. Do not scrub, as scrubbing will embed chocolate deeper in the fibers.

Blot the area until the liquid is absorbed.

Repeat sponging and blotting until the stain disappears.

Finally, sponge with plain water and blot dry. Do not heat dry until all traces of the stain have gone.

Notes:

Clean the chocolate stain as soon as you notice it, it will be easier to remove it.

If the stain is really sticky, use a solution consisting of 3% hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia. Allow the stained area to soak for a few minutes. Then, wash and let dry.

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