Chocolate Stain Removal Guide

Chocolate stain removal knowledge is essential for any chocolate lover, like me, and since you've found this page, like you as well I'd bet.

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So, what do you do when you drip that melted chocolate from your dipped strawberry onto the living room carpet, or that chocolate bar melts all over your child's fingers and you can't catch her fast enough before she seems to touch everything in sight?

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Below are instructions for removing chocolate drips and spills from clothing, upholstery and carpet so you and your loved ones can keep on enjoying chocolate without fear of permanent stains.

Just remember that the key to removing these stains is that you have to deal both with the chocolate and the cream that are within the stain to completely remove it from items around your home.

Chocolate Stain Removal From Clothing

Step 1: Scrape off any excess chocolate from the fabric, being careful not to spread the stain further.

Step 2: Pretreat the stain with a laundry stain remover.

Step 3: Launder in the hottest water allowed for the fabric to thoroughly remove the chocolate stain, using either chlorine bleach if the fabric will allow it, or color safe bleach if not.

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Hint: Make sure the stain is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set the stain. Repeat if necessary.

You may also find this article on how to remove these stains from clothes, including using such home remedies as dishwashing liquid, ammonia, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, borax and boiling water, for example.

How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Upholstery

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Step 1: Scrape off any excess chocolate from the upholstery, being careful not to spread the stain further.

Step 2: Mix a solution of two cups cool water and one tablespoon dishwashing liquid.

Step 3: Using this solution, sponge the stain from the chocolate with a clean white cloth.

Step 4: Next, blot at the stain until the liquid is absorbed.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 until the chocolate stain is removed from the upholstery.

Step 6: Now that the stain is removed you should get plain cold water and a new white cloth and sponge the area to remove the cleaning solution, and then blot dry.

Hint: Be sure to get the upholstery only as wet as necessary to remove the stain from the chocolate.

If this chocolate stain removal method for upholstery does not work you can also try removing the stain with dry cleaning solvent.

You can get more information on how to clean upholstery here.

Removing A Chocolate Stain From Carpet

chocolate chips

The instructions for chocolate stain removal from carpet is the same as for upholstery.

However, if you don't have luck with these methods above you can also do something additional with the carpet stain, which is to mix a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups warm water, and use this to remove the stain.

You may also find this article on removing these stains from carpet helpful.

For example, the article suggests some alternative solutions for chocolate stains from carpet, including using rubbing alcohol.

Recommended Chocolate Stain Removers

Perhaps you don't want to make your own stain remover, but instead want to use something designed to remove these stains.

Here are some articles and reviews on this site which discuss various products that have worked for readers for chocolate stain removal, or are designed to remove these stains:

carbona stain devil 2
Carbona Stain Devil #2
biz and oxiclean
Biz & Oxiclean Presoak
swash stain pen
Swash Get It Out Pen
borax powder
Borax Powder For Laundry Stains

tide to go pen
Tide To Go Pen
shout stain remover
Shout Got Hot Fudge Sauce Out
resolve triple action carpet cleaner
Resolve Tripe Action Carpet Remover
cheer free and gentle liquid laundry detergent
Cheer Free & Gentle Detergent

white bar soap
White Bar Soap To Pretreat
Whink Wash Away laundry stain remover
Whink Wash Away Laundry Pretreater
Biz powder
BIZ Powder Is A Must!
shout wipes
Shout Wipes On Upholstery

You can also share your own stain remover review here, to say which removers you used to get out chocolate stains, or any other stain.

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Submit A Tip For Removing A Chocolate Stain

Do you have your own stain removal tip for removing stains caused by chocolate? If so, submit your tip about removing a chocolate stain here, or read other tips already submitted.

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In addition, as you may have guessed, this is one of the top Halloween spots and spills. You can check out my article for removing the top 10 Halloween stains here, if you're a victim of such a scary problem!

This is also one of the top Valentine's Day stains as well.

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Get Even More Stain And Spot Removal Help Here

Are you a stain magnet like me? If so, check out the A to Z Stain Removal Guide which gives directions for how to remove over 100 types of stains from all kinds of surfaces.

A to Z stain removal guide: Step by step instructions to remove 100+ different stains

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CAUTION: This website is provided for informational purposes only. It is provided as is, without warranties or guarantees. Some stains and messes just won't come out, and are permanent. Further, some cleaning methods can harm your item, so if what you want to clean or launder is sentimental or expensive call a professional. See disclaimer of liability for more information.