How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Silk.

How to Remove Chocolate Stains from Silk.


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 little piece on yourself.


How are you going to remove that chocolate stain?


A chocolate stain is nothing more than Coco, Milk Protein, Butter Fat and Sugars.


Follow these simple steps.


DO NOT WET the chocolate stain at any point in this process between steps one to five.







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


Residual Chocolate Stain?: Create a spotting solution of 1 part laundry detergent and 5 parts water.




Remember to always evaluated color and material. Test for color bleeding in a hidden area of the garment before proceeding with stain removal solution. Using a white towel apply a small amount of the solution onto the towel and dab a hidden area of the garment. If color transfers to the towel re-evaluate the use of the product and technique. Rubbing and scrubbing can cause excess color lost.


Finish by cleaning the entire garment as recommended by the care label if you used a spotting solution on it. Leave residual detergent on the garment from spotting may cause damage in the long term.


Seek professional help 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

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How to Remove Hot Chocolate Stains.

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