Do you know how to easily remove chocolate stains from upholstery? If not, read this article and find out.
Do you or your child like to sit on the sofa, eat chocolate and watch your favourite TV show? That sounds good doesn’t it? But how does a big chocolate stain sound? Not so good right? Well, do not worry, there are some methods how to easily remove chocolate stains from upholstery. Here is what you need to do:
Begin by scrubbing off as much of the chocolate as you can. Cleaning Hawthorn company suggest you use a dull butter knife or a spoon. Also, use lifting motions, otherwise you risk spreading the stain or damaging the fibres.
You can use a commercial cleaner to remove the stain, but it might damage the fibres and they also cost quite a lot. A much better idea is to make your own cleaning solution. If you decide to do that, you will have to take a small bowl and in it mix a cup of water and some liquid dish washing detergent.
Then blot the stain with the solution. Use paper towels or a white cotton cloth. Do not use coloured ones, because they might colour the upholstery.
Then take an other white cloth and dampen it with clean water. Wring out all the excess water. Rinse the solution off with it by blotting the area. Repeat until the towel absorbs no more cleaning solution.
Now, take another bowl and mix in equal parts of water and vinegar. Apply the solution over the stain using a sponge or a white cloth. Then blot dry.
If there is any remaining chocolate smudges, repeat all the steps until it is gone.
Always test every cleaning solution you use on a small inconspicuous area of the upholstery. Cleaning Brunswick company explains that this way you will prevent any damages on the fibres. You should also check if your upholstery can be water or “wet-cleaned”.
Another important thing that you should remember is not to scrub. Always blot the stain, otherwise you risk setting the stain deeper in and making it almost impossible to remove it.
Published in: Homemaking