How to remove a chocolate stain from a sofa?
A fabric sofa is beautiful, but a chocolate-stained sofa is a little less so! If you have children at home (like me, dad of 2 boys) you know how stressful it is to see them eating and drinking near the sofa!
Here are tips and tricks for removing a chocolate stain from a sofa and other fabric surfaces in the house.
1. Clean chocolate on a fabric couch with ammonia
A first effective grandmother’s tip for removing a recent chocolate stain from a sofa is ammonia.
Here’s how to detach the fabric from the sofa:
- Soak up the excess chocolate as quickly as possible with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water.
- Then mix water and ammonia and soak the remaining chocolate again.
- Repeat as needed and allow the sofa fabric to dry to finish.
2. Remove the chocolate stain on the sofa with Marseille soap
Marseille soap is a natural cleaning product that I highly recommend for cleaning stains at home.
In addition to being ecological and economical, this soap is very effective in removing fabric surfaces such as a sofa stained with chocolate for example!
- Lightly dampen the chocolate stain embedded in the fabric of the sofa with lukewarm water and gently rub the stain with the Marseille soap.
- Gently rub the stain until a sort of paste forms and leave to act for about twenty minutes.
- Rinse with a cloth and warm water and repeat as needed before letting the sofa dry.
You don’t have Marseille soap at home?
- Cleansing soap for home and beauty care.
- Natural soap based on olive oil.
- Useful against stains and even for washing dishes.
3. Chocolate stain on fabric couch and white vinegar
Another solution to remove chocolate stains on a fabric sofa, but also on a carpet is white vinegar.
But before getting to the vinegar step, here are the other steps:
- Dampen a cloth with warm soapy water and gently dab the chocolate stain.
- Rinse with a new damp cloth and now dab the remaining stain with white vinegar.
- Rinse again and let the fabric dry. The stain should be completely gone.
A little practical advice: it is important not to leave the vinegar or other products on the fabric or leather for too long, as you risk discoloring it.
4. Detach sofa and carpet with soda water
Whether it’s for staining a couch, rug, carpet or other fabric furnishings around the house, sparkling water can be effective.
- Scrape off excess chocolate with the back of a spoon to remove as much chocolate as possible.
- Gently pour sparkling water over the chocolate encrusted in the fabric and let sit.
- After 4 or 5 minutes rinse the fabric with a cloth and water and finally let it dry.