How to remove chocolate stains from clothes

Almost everybody loves chocolate, but unfortunately wherever there is chocolate, there are also chocolate stains. Chocolate can cause pretty nasty stains on your clothes. In this article we answer the question: how can I remove chocolate stains from clothes?

Video instructions on how to remove chocolate stains

Remove chocolate stains from clothes with milk

There are a couple of important things to keep in mind when trying to remove chocolate stains from clothes. The following tips will help you remove chocolate stains:

1. Do not use soap!
Try to avoid soap when removing chocolate stains from clothes. Even though soap seems to be a logical choice, do not use it! Soap can cause the stain to fixate on your clothes. When that happens, there is no possible way to get the stain out of your clothes anymore. Therefore make sure not to use any soap to remove the chocolate stains.

2. Milk will do the trick
The most effective method to remove chocolate stains, is by pouring some milk over the stain. Let the stain absorb the milk and then rinse with cold water. It might help to rub the stain gently while rinsing. Do not rub too hard though, because you might risk pushing the chocolate stain deeper into your clothes. The goal is to gently rub the chocolate loose. Afterwards, wash your clothes like you usually do in the washing machine. This should take care of the problem.

3. White-spirit or bleach
If milk does not do the trick, then you can also use a more aggressive method, like white-spirit or bleach. Put some white-spirit on a paper towel and rub gently over the stain. Do not rub too hard, because you will risk pushing the chocolate stain deeper into your clothes. For white clothes, you can use bleach to rinse afterwards. Do not use this on colors or darks, because it will damage the color. For colors and darks, the best option is to hand wash. Second best option is a machine wash.

These are the most common methods. Hopefully this will do the trick to remove chocolate stains from your clothes. We wish you the best of luck!

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