Team Newman hopes you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! However, if you or your Valentine stained something while enjoying a chocolate treat, Le-Squeegee has a few tips to get rid of that stain!
Detergent or dish soap on a fresh stain – With a fresh chocolate stain, it is best to scrape off the excess chocolate as soon as possible. Don’t use something too sharp because it might cut the fabric. Next, rinse from the back of the stain with cold water. Rub laundry detergent or dish soap on the stain and let it sit for five minutes. After the soap has time to break down the stain, soak it in water for five minutes. Use your hands to gently work the stained area. Continue with this step until no more stain can be removed. If the stain remains, try a stain removing product, but be careful and make sure the product is safe on whatever material you are cleaning.
Use a long soak for a dry chocolate stain – If the chocolate stain is completely dry, work in laundry detergent or dish soap. Let the stain soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Repeat this process until the stain stops improving. If the item is machine washable, utilize a stain remover or bleach, for white material only, to rinse out the stain.
Freeze and scrape for upholstery stains – Did a tiny piece of that crumbly chocolate bar find its way to melt on your upholstery? Well placing a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and let it sit on the stain for 15 minutes. Then, use a butter knife or spoon and try to scrape off the now frozen chocolate. After removing as much of the stain as possible, use a cloth soaked in hot water and a little dish soap to massage the stain. If the chocolate remains, cover it in cornmeal and let it absorb as much of the chocolate as possible before brushing it off.
Warm water for sticky chocolate on a hard surface – For a sticky chocolate and carmel on a hard surface, use a rag soaked in warm water. Ring out the rag a little to not oversaturate a surface like wood and compress it over the sticky spot. Repeat this process until the material is warmed up and can be wiped away.