How to Remove Chocolate Stains

Washable Fabrics

Follow these steps to remove chocolate stains from washable fabrics such as Acrylic Fabric, Cotton, Linen, Nylon, Modacrylic, Olefin, Polyester and Spandex:

  • Wipe up as much excess as possible without driving the stain further into the fibers.
  • Flush the stain with club soda.
  • Sponge the area with a spot lifter or cleaning fluid.
  • Apply a dry spotter to the stain and cover with an absorbent pad dampened with the dry spotter.
  • Keep the stain moist with dry spotter.
  • Let it stand as long as any stain is being lifted.
  • Change the pad as it picks up the stain.
  • Flush with a dry-cleaning solvent.

If any stain remains:

  • Apply a few drops of dishwashing detergent and a few drops of ammonia to the stain, then tamp (the method of bringing a brush down with light strokes on stained durable fabrics and materials) or scrape.
  • Keep the stain moist with the detergent and ammonia and blot occasionally with an absorbent pad.
  • Flush well with water to remove all traces of ammonia.
  • Allow to dry or launder as usual.