There is nothing better than enjoying a piece (or more) of good quality chocolate. Full of all sorts of goodness, antioxidants and mood boosting properties who doesn’t love this tasty superfood. Well….at least until it’s created a stain in your carpet that you now need to try and remove. Follow along and use these simple instructions for How to Remove a Chocolate Stain from Carpet.
What you’ll need to remove a chocolate stain from your carpet:
- White cloth
- paper towels
- spray bottle
- detergent (bleach free)
- heavy books
Act quickly! Melted chocolate can dry amazingly fast, so the sooner you can treat the stain the better. However, if you happen to have missed it and its already set there’s still hope.
First, you’ll need to blot with a white cloth to remove as much of the chocolate as possible. You maybe tempted to rub the stain, but this will only make it worse and you run the risk of pushing the stain further into the carpet fibers. So blotting is crucial!
Next, you’ll need to neutralize with an ammonia solution (1tbsp of ammonia to 1/2 cup of water). Spray over top – don’t over saturate. Blot to remove any excess moisture.
Finally, apply a small amount of detergent solution (1/4 tsp of bleach free dish soap to 2 cups of water) and blot, reapply until stain is removed. Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blotting to remove excess moisture.
Lightly spray with water, but don’t blot this time; apply a pad of paper towels and a stack of books. leave to dry.
A note on stain removal:
We have made every effort to make sure that we don’t steer you in the wrong direction. However, you need to keep in mind the older a stain becomes the harder it is to remove and may require professional stain removers. If the above didn’t work for you, contact us today and book an appointment and will do our best. Of course, we can’t guarantee we can remove that pesky chocolate stain, but we will give it all we have.
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