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Cleaning tip: Removing chocolate stains

Every chocolate lover is bound to experience a chocolate stain every once in awhile. Don’t let the fear of chocolate stains prevent you from your indulgence by using these steps to remove them effectively from any fabric.

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6 Steps to Effectively Remove Chocolate Stains

Step 1

Find out the most appropriate cleaning method by first identifying the type of fabric and reading the washing label. If the fabric should not be washed, send it to the dry-cleaners quickly. We advise that fabrics such as silk, wool, cashmere and mohair should not be washed in hot water, but fabrics such as cotton, linen, lycra, spandex and polyester are suitable for all basic cleaning methods. Based on the types of fabrics and their cleaning instructions, adjust accordingly as you follow the proceeding steps.

Step 2

Act quickly to increase your chances of removing the stain effectively. Try to remove the chocolate stain with a knife or spoon while keeping in within the affected area without rubbing it deeper into the fabric.

Step 3

Run the chocolate stain under cold, running water to prevent the fabric from further absorbing the chocolate.

Step 4

Dab a small quantity of laundry detergent to the chocolate stain and leave it to soak in cold water for 15 to 30 minutes. Make sure you use a cleaning agent that is appropriate for your fabric. You can test it on a discreet area first.

Step 5

Read the washing instructions carefully, before proceeding to wash the fabric as per normal

Step 6

Repeat step 4 if necessary

 

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6 Important Tips for Removing Chocolate Stains

#Tip 1 Act quickly to achieve the best chances of removing the stain

#Tip 2 Do not apply heat to the chocolate stain. Use only cold water and ensure that the stain is removed before letting it dry.

#Tip 3 To prevent from rubbing the chocolate deeper into the fabric, dab the chocolate stain in a blotting motion.

#Tip 4 It is best to either use a napkin or be extra cautious when consuming chocolate, especially if you’re wearing a clothing of delicate material.

#Tip 5 Make sure you always check the washing instructions of your clothing before washing

#Tip 6 Before applying detergent to the stain, test it on a discreet area first to see if it is appropriate for the material of the fabric

Using Bio-Homes Natural laundry detergent is a great option for cleaning the chocolate off your clothes. For delicate fabrics, try Bio-home’s Delicate laundry detergent. Visit Bio-home’s Complete guide to Laundry for more info on clothe stain removal.