Chocolate is loved by many people from children to adults.
Have you ever found yourself stuck to your clothes?
No matter how quickly you throw it in the washing machine or how many times you wash it, it's difficult to remove chocolate stains.
However, with the right methods, you can easily and beautifully remove chocolate stains.
This time, I will tell you how to remove stains from chocolate.
Why is it difficult to remove chocolate stains from clothes?
Chocolate contains plenty of cocoa mass and cocoa butter.
Since these are fatty substances, they are classified as oil-soluble stains .
By the way, oil-soluble stains include those that are mostly oil (mayonnaise, butter, etc.) and those that have a combination of oil and pigment (crayons, lipstick, oil-based ballpoint pens, etc.).
Chocolate falls into the latter category, with pigment on the surface of the cloth and oil adhering to it. Therefore, it is difficult to completely remove stains unless you thoroughly remove the oil on the surface.
First aid when you get chocolate on your clothes when you're out and about
- pick chocolate from clothes
- Pat the chocolate with a dry cloth or tissue paper to absorb the oil.
- Apply a dry cloth or tissue paper to the back of the chocolate stain on your clothes.
- Apply hand soap to a damp cloth or tissue paper and gently press the chocolate stains on your clothes.
- Wipe remaining moisture from clothes with a dry cloth or tissue paper.
Try removing chocolate stains from clothes at home before sending them for cleaning
Part 1 | Remove chocolate stains from clothes using things you have at home
We recommend dish detergent and cleansing oil .
Dish detergents that contain surfactants can mix water and oil. Additionally, since chocolate melts at around 28℃, it is highly effective in removing stains. If it doesn't come off with dish detergent, we recommend using cleansing oil. A cleansing oil that can remove makeup products that contain a lot of oil is also effective in removing chocolate stains.
Things to check before removing chocolate stains
・Are the clothes made of fabric that can be washed with water?
Be sure to check the washing label to see if it can be washed with water. Delicate materials such as leather, silk, and kimono may damage the fabric.
Also, be aware that knits and sweaters may shrink in hot water.
*Silk and wool are explained in the section below*
・Check for color fading on clothes
Apply a few drops of detergent to an inconspicuous area of your clothes.
After a few minutes, press a cloth dampened with water to check if the color remains.
If it gets colored, please clean it as there is a possibility of discoloration.
Things to prepare for removing chocolate stains at home
- Dish detergent or cleansing oil
How to remove chocolate stains at home
1: Place dirty clothes on top of the bowl.
The key is to turn it inside out and apply the cleaning solution from above.
This will make it easier to remove dirt.
2: Spray the cleaning solution directly on the dirty area.
3: Make a stick by wrapping kitchen paper around a chopstick.
Apply a towel to the stained surface
Step 4: Use a chop stick to dab the stained clothing.
Prepare a towel that you don't mind getting dirty, place the stained clothing on the towel, and tap it with a chopstick wrapped in kitchen paper.
5: Repeat this process several times.
6: Gently rinse with lukewarm water
If you use cleansing oil, you will need to remove the oil.
Finally, apply dish detergent and gently massage.
Do not wash vigorously.
Be careful not only to damage the fabric but also to spread the stain.
7: Put it in the washing machine
Once most of the chocolate stains are removed, put it in the washing machine.
This method is also effective for removing chocolate stains from carpets and sofa covers, so please use it not only to remove chocolate stains from skirts and pants, but also from carpets and sofas!
Part 2 | With linenna, you can remove chocolate stains from clothes by just soaking them and washing them!
With Linenna, you can easily remove chocolate stains without having to use a brush or preparing towels.
Soak washing procedure
- Apply RINENNA Pro #ZERO , which is resistant to oil stains, to the areas covered with chocolate.
- Dissolve Rinenna #1 in hot water of 40℃ or higher and let it soak for about 1 hour.
- put it in the washing machine
Chocolate melts at around 28℃, so it is highly effective in removing stains.
However, please note that Rinenna #1 and #2 cannot be used on silk or wool fabrics .
■Leave the stains on fashionable clothes such as silk and wool to ZERO!
If chocolate gets on silk or wool, please use RINENNA Pro #ZERO alone.
ZERO is a neutral stain remover that can be used for fashionable clothing.
How to remove stains from fashionable clothes
- Apply one shot of RINENNA Pro #ZERO to the dirty area.
- Rinse gently in a bucket
- Rinse thoroughly so that detergent ingredients do not remain on clothes.
Using Linenna detergent, I was able to successfully remove stains from chocolate after a long time! We have received many positive comments!
We hope that the linen that can easily and cleanly remove chocolate stains will lighten the burden of laundry for everyone.