Coit’s Guide to Removing Chocolate Stains from Carpet
Are you a chocolate lover? Whether you love chocolate or don’t have much of a sweet tooth, there is always the chance that chocolate stains can unexpectedly appear on your carpet. But when they do, you’ll be armed with a few do-it-yourself stain removal solutions. Check out Coit’s guide to removing chocolate stains from carpet below.
Before trying any of the methods below when you’re wondering how to get chocolate out of carpet, remember that the longer the chocolate stain sits, the harder it will be to remove it. Like with most carpet stains, the best thing to do is to act quickly.
How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Carpet – Method # 1
The first method to try to get your carpet back to normal involves a butter knife, a vacuum, spot remover, paper towels and a clothing iron. Gather all of these items before you begin to tackle the problem of how to get chocolate out of carpet.
- If you see that the chocolate has dried, take a butter knife and scrape off as much as the chocolate stain as you can.
- After scraping as much chocolate residue as you can from the carpet, vacuum directly over the stain to remove any flakes that may remain.
- Cover the affected area with a few paper towels.
- Set your clothing iron to the lowest, non-steam setting possible. Move the iron over the paper towels slowly. This should help the chocolate start to stick to the paper towels.
- When you’re ironing the paper towels, be sure to keep the temperature steady while doing so.
- Repeat steps 1-5 as necessary until the chocolate stain has disappeared.
- If any dark spots remain, apply a household carpet cleaner to the area and agitate gently with a clean white towel. Use caution to avoid over agitating carpet fibers which might cause damage.
How to Get Chocolate Out of Carpet – Method # 2
Another method you can try when wondering how to remove chocolate stains from carpet is outlined below. Give it a try the next time your carpet needs a bit of assistance!
- Using a butter knife, scrape off any remaining chocolate residue from the affected area of the carpet. Be sure to perform this step slowly and carefully.
- Using a paper towel or white clean cloth, use carpet stain remover to try and lift the chocolate stain.
- If remnants of the chocolate stain are still visible after performing step 2, take ¼ teaspoon of white detergent and mix it with a cup of water that’s around room temperature.
- Pour this water and detergent mixture directly onto the stain.
- Begin blotting the carpet, working from the outer edge of the stain to the inner part. Doing so ensures you’re not spreading the chocolate stain further.
- Leave the area to dry and the chocolate stain should disappear
Removing Chocolate Stains from Carpet – Method # 3
As soon as you discover the stain, remove as much of the chocolate as you can using a butter knife or scraping tool.
- Run cold water directly over the carpet stain.
- Using a bit of dishwashing detergent and a clean cloth, rub the stain in a circular motion. Then let it sit for a few minutes.
- Rinse the area with cold water again and the chocolate stain should disappear.
Remember to always do a spot removal test on a portion of carpet or upholstery that is normally not visible. These are suggested treatments only and COIT can't be held accountable for any damage sustained by use of the treatments in this spot removal guide.