How to remove a chocolate stain from a Rayon Table Runner.

How to remove a chocolate stain from a Rayon Table Runner.

You break your diet and sneak a piece of chocolate, OK a few pieces of chocolate. But it was all worth it except you dropped a small piece and created a chocolate stain.

 

DO NOT LICK IT UP! I know it’s a waste of chocolate. DO NOT WET* the chocolate stain at any point in this process.

 

Rayon is a manufactured fiber derived from wood pulp. Excessive scraping or scrubbing will cause the rayon to scuff and pill (fuzz balls).

 

Step One; With your fingers pick off as much of the chocolate stain as possible without smearing the chocolate or imbedding it deeper into the fabric.

 

Step Two; Take the garment and put it into the freezer** and freezing the remaining chocolate stain until it is hard, approximately 30-45 minutes.

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Step Three; Remove the garment from the freezer and continue to pick off the remainder of the chocolate stain from the wool.

 

Step Four; Use a toothbrush to brush off the residue chocolate stain remaining from step three.

 

Step Five; repeat steps two – four over if necessary.

 

*Wetting the chocolate stain will cause the butter oil and sugars to dissolve and penetrate into the weave of the fiber making it much more difficult to remove.

**Freezing it will remove the moisture from the chocolate as well as hardening it.

 

That’s how to remove a chocolate stain from rayon without much of a fuss.

 

Seek professional help with your specific garment if necessary. If you have a good relationship with your green dry cleaners they will be more than happy to help you with stain removal questions.

 

 

Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners in San Francisco and Sausalito

is your resource for cleaning tips and garment care information.

A certified green dry cleaner by the Bay Area Green Business Program and the San Francisco Environment.

Your non toxic dry cleaning alternative serving you with an EPA approved Eco Dry Clean (Wet Clean) System that is safe for your health and is environmentally friendly.

www.eco-drycleaners.com

 

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