Hot chocolate stain

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  1. smblanton

    smblanton New Member

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    Jul 29, 2016
    Hello! My son spilt hot chocolate on our new cushion. What's the best way to get the stain out? Thank you
  2. flingwing1969

    flingwing1969 New Member

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    Jul 6, 2013
    Hot chocolate spills on a camping trip - with kids - who would've thunk it could happen? [;)]
    Here is what one expert says:
    The Chocolate Stain Removal Process

    Brownies, delicious but difficult to remove from upholstery
    If you are renting a carpet cleaning unit from the store, you will want to rent the upholstery tool for this job.

    If you are trying to remove the spot from your furniture, make sure that the fabric can be water or “wet cleaned”.

    If you don’t know, look for a label, test in an inconspicuous spot, or call in a pro! Maybe all three.

    Important! Do not scrub your upholstery with anything! Scrubbing can destroy the fibers and leave permanent damage.

    Step #1
    You want to flush the spot thoroughly with water. Get a pitcher of warm clear water, and with the upholstery tool on the spot and the carpet cleaner machine turned on, pour a gentle and steady of stream of water around the outside of the stain. Allow the machine to vacuum up the water!

    Step #2
    Apply the vinegar, OR Ascorbic Acid, or TCU to the affected areas. We’ll call this the acid solution for the rest of the instructions.

    Step #3
    Use the tamping brush and white cotton towel to tamp the spot in to the towel.

    Tamping is the process of using a tamping brush in a tapping or rapid up and down motion on the towel that covers the treated spot.

    The process draws the stain into the towels fibers and out of the carpet or upholstery, without unraveling the carpet fibers.

    Step #4
    Allow the acid solution to sit on the stain for two or three minutes. Go get yourself a drink of water or your favorite beverage, just don’t spill it on the carpet while you wait…J Then come back to finish the chocolate stain removal process.

    Step #5
    Using your upholstery tool or carpet cleaning wand, rinse the spot with water, no soap or detergent yet! You will short circuit your spot removal.

    Step #6
    If the spot still remains, apply the Coffee Stain Remover or Oxiclean according to label instructions. Allow recommended time for the solution to work, then rinse with water using your upholstery tool or carpet cleaning wand.

    Step #7
    Mix ¼ cup of Protein Spotter with 2 tablespoons of Coffee Stain Remover in eight ounces of very hot water and then shake vigorously. Test the colorfastness of the carpet or upholstery in an unnoticeable location. Mist the Protein Spotter/ Coffee Stain Remover Solution directly on the stain. Make sure it is applied heavily.

    Step #8
    Using a very damp, just short of dripping wet, white cotton towel and a steam iron set on the lowest steam setting, steam the stain and spotting solution, lifting the towel frequently to check for any color loss or color change.

    Step #9
    Thoroughly rinse the spot with water using your upholstery tool or carpet cleaning wand. If this last chocolate stain removal steaming did not fully remove the chocolate, you can repeat the solution/steam step as needed. The protein spotter/ coffee stain remover mix will not store, so discard any unused solution.

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