Learn how to remove chocolate stains, step by step. These stain removal tips will help you get your clothes clean. Always check and follow your appliance and product use and care instructions before beginning any task, as it should be your primary source of information.

 

Sometimes the most delicious treats make the biggest messes. Luckily, removing chocolate stains from your kids’ clothes or your favorite jacket is no problem. Learn how to get chocolate out of clothes by following these simple steps.

A chocolate stain on a pink dress

HOW TO REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS FROM COTTON & COTTON/POLY BLENDS

Good for: white clothes, lights, darks, jeans, towels, sheets

 

  1. Use a dull knife or spoon to lift off any excess.
  2. Flush stain in cool water from the backside of the garment.
  3. Soak in cool water with an enzyme detergent1 for 10–20 minutes.
  4. Apply an enzyme detergent to any remaining stain and wash in the hottest water safe for the garment with an oxygen bleach2 or chlorine beach for white cottons.
Treating a chocolate stain on a pink dress

HOW TO REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS FROM POLYESTER, SPANDEX & NYLON

Good for: white clothes, lights, darks, active wear

 

  1. Use a dull knife or spoon to lift off any excess.
  2. Flush stain in cool water from the backside of the garment.
  3. Soak in cool water with an enzyme detergent1 for 10–20 minutes.
  4. Apply an enzyme detergent to any remaining stain and wash in the hottest water safe for the garment with an oxygen bleach.2
A clean pink dress

HOW TO REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS FROM WOOL, SILK, LINEN, RAYON & ACRYLIC

Good for: sweaters, blouses, sheer fabrics, swimsuits

 

  1. Use a dull knife or spoon to lift off any excess.
  2. Flush stain in cool water from the backside of the garment.
  3. Mix a mild detergent3 in cool water then add the stained garment.
  4. Gently squeeze the soapy water through the garment to help release the stain.
  5. Rub a little detergent into any remaining stain, then wash in the warmest water safe for the garment with an oxygen bleach.2

TERMS TO KNOW FOR THIS STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

 

1. Enzyme detergents target stains such as blood, food stains, grass, and others. These are most commonly liquid formulations but powdered formulations are also available. Check the label of your detergent to see if yours contains enzymes. 

2. Oxygen bleach is an alternative to traditional chlorine bleach that is generally safe on colors. It’s colorless, fragrance-free and comes in either a liquid or powder form.

3. Mild detergents tend to be formulated for delicate fabrics or sensitive skin. The labels often indicate that they’re fragrance-free or gentle on skin.

 

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