Chocolate is an amazing dessert, but when it gets on your clothes, you may be wondering how to remove chocolate stains from white shirts. Although these stains may be scary at first, there is a quick and effective way to tackle any chocolate sauce or chocolate ice cream emergency. Check out Ariel’s step-by-step guide on how to deal with chocolate stains and let us help you get your favourite garments looking amazing and stain-free again.
7 steps to remove chocolate stains
Scrape off any excess from the garment before rinsing it under running warm water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove any pieces of chocolate.
Prepare a soaking solution
Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and add half a scoop of Ariel Washing Powder. Mix the solution by hand until the detergent is completely dissolved to prepare a soaking solution for the chocolate-stained garment.
Add your garment to the solution and leave it to soak for an hour. If it keeps floating to the top, place a white towel on top of it to keep them fully immersed.
Preparing to wash
Gently wring out the excess water before adding your garment to your wash with similar items.
Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.
After the wash cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.
Video guide on how to remove chocolate stains
Dessert stains may have other friends. Whether it’s the curry from the earlier meal or the red wine that went with it, Ariel knows how to remove those stains, too. For chocolate stain removal – let that be from chocolate ice cream, hot chocolate or chocolate milk –, or any other type of dessert, you can trust in Ariel to return the amazing look of your favourite white shirts. Use Ariel Matic Front Load for front load fully automatic washing machine or Ariel Matic Top Load if you have top load fully automatic machine to help with tough stain removal. If you have a semi-automatic washing machine, simply choose Ariel powder detergent. Apply the steps described above and forget the worry of stained clothes.
FAQs on how to remove chocolate stains
Using a vinegar-water mixture to get a chocolate stain off your favourite jeans may be working, but if you don’t want to experiment, it’s always more effective to use a laundry detergent mixed with water as a pre-treating solution.
Putting some baking soda on a chocolate stain can help lift it, but for the best result, make sure to use laundry detergent mixed with water as pre-treatment. Laundry detergents are developed specifically to remove stains, so they’re more effective at it.
If you couldn’t act quickly and the chocolate stain is already dry, make sure to pre-treat your garment. Mix some laundry detergent with some water and soak the stained garment in it for an hour before you wash it as normal.
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