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How to remove chocolate stains

How to remove chocolate stains

Dessert go awry? Here are our easy-to-follow tips to remove chocolate stains from your favorite cotton clothes.

| What you need to treat chocolate stains

  • Butter knife or spoon
  • Liquid laundry detergent or dish soap

| Steps

1. Remove Excess

Scrape or blot away any excess chocolate from stain. Be gentle when doing this, as you don’t want to grind the chocolate further into the clothing fibers.

2. Rinse the reverside of the fabric

Rinse the back of the stained fabric with cold running water or soda water. Ideally, hold the reverse of the fabric under the tap or—if that’s impossible—saturate the stain with cold water or soda water. This will help loosen the chocolate particles and drive them out of the clothing fibers

3. Treat with detergent

Rub a laundry detergent or liquid dishwashing detergent into the stain. Do this thoroughly (but not too roughly) and make sure the detergent saturates the fabric.

4. Soak it for 15 mins

Soak the garment in cold water for 15 minutes, and gently rub at the stain every 3-5 minutes or so. Keep on doing this and rinsing, until the stain is gone. You may need to re-apply more detergent for a particularly tough stain.

5. Launder

Launder as usual in the washing machine, and the stain should be gone! If not, repeat Steps 2 to 5. Be sure to check the stain is completely gone before you tumble-dry or iron the garment.



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