Are you familiar with that sinking feeling when you find a lump of chocolate pressed into the carpet? Don’t fear too much – you can remove chocolate relatively quickly from synthetic and natural fibre rugs using household products like detergent and carpet cleaning solution.
Irrespective of how hard you try to keep your carpet clean, stains find a way to appear. A chocolate stain can be the most difficult since it is dark, thick and not easily wiped away. But we’ve got your back here at Auckland Steam ‘n’ Dry.
Now that you know a bit more about chocolate’s history, you can learn how to remove a chocolate stain from a carpet and how to remove a chocolate stain from upholstery. We’ll teach you the step-by-step at-home methods you can use to keep your home stain free.
With the help of a few everyday household products and some patience, you can clean chocolate or lift in a few minutes.
Remember that the longer the chocolate stain sits, the harder it will be to remove it. Like with most carpet stains, the best thing to do is to act quickly.
Things Needed to Remove Chocolate Stains
Spot remover (optional)
Tips on How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Carpet
Allow the chocolate to dry. Scrape excess with a spoon or blot up with hot water and a good cloth or sponge if scraping not possible.
Vacuum the crumbs and flakes with a hand vacuum or vacuum hose.
Switch on the clothing iron to the lowest non-steam setting. Set a layer of several paper towels over the chocolate stain. Then, iron the paper towels to soften the chocolate. The paper towels will begin absorbing the colour.
Keep the iron temperature steady since excessive heat will melt the chocolate and spread the stain further, but not enough heat will fail to lift it.
Change the used paper towels with fresh towels as the chocolate soils them. Perform the cycle again, gradually thinning the chocolate layer till the stain is gone.
Treat any remaining dark spots using an Apply dishwashing solution, water 1:4 parts, or a carpet cleaning spray.
Scrub the cleaner into the carpet, blot using a clean towel and allow it to air dry. In case the chocolate stain proves stubborn but is in a low-visibility area, experiment with a product advertised as tough on stains, for example, OxiClean or Instant Spot Remover.
Blot dry with a fast colour towel.
Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the stain is gone or not responding.
Rinse with clean, warm water.
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