Advice From Our Experts: Chocolate Stains

dry cleaning and laundering chocolate stains
Everybody loves chocolate, but National Chocolate Day can be messy, especially when celebrating in July. Here’s how to remove those tricky chocolate stains:

First remove the excess chocolate by gently brushing it off a butter knife or fork.

Next rinse the stained area with cold water and rub in some laundry detergent. Let the detergent sit for 5 minutes and then soak the clothing in cold water for 15 minutes, rubbing the stained area every few minutes to release the stain.

If any residue remains, try using a stain remover before washing the clothing as usual. Make sure the stain is fully removed before drying to not set the stain.