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Chocolate Stain Removal

Chocolate stains... is there a single person in Australia who's not had to battle them at some point? Chocolate stains are one of the most common when it comes to things that stain people's clothes. Vanish know that whilst we all love chocolate; we hate the stains it can cause! Don't panic though, if you have Vanish Napisan Oxi Action in your household, getting chocolate stains out of clothing shouldn't be a problem. Simply follow our instructions below for great results.

HOW TO REMOVE CHOCOLATE STAINS

To help get rid of chocolate stains, we recommend using Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder:

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Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder

Remove as much chocolate as possible from the area affected by the chocolate stain. Rinse with cold water from behind the stain so the stain doesn't have to travel through the fabric to be washed out.

Soaking is recommended for tough stains: Dissolve 1/2 a scoop of Vanish Napisan Oxi Action Powder in 7L of warm water (max 40°) and soak the stained item. For both coloured fabrics and whites soak for a minimum of 2 hours. Then rinse thoroughly or wash as usual with your detergent. 

Important:  Always follow the usage instructions on the Vanish packaging. Do not use on wool, silk or leather. Do not soak metal buttons or zippers.

 

For more tips, click the titles below:

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Chocolate Stain Removal Tips

Often a chocolate stain may leave a faint oily mark if removed without a detergent product; make sure to check for this before drying the stained item otherwise this mark will become very difficult to remove.

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Removing Chocolate Stains- Handy Tips

If you don't have a Vanish stain removal product on hand then don't worry. We're still able to provide some handy hints on removing stains. Vanish will help you remove the stains even once they have dried-in.

  • Remove as much chocolate as possible with a knife or spoon, being careful not to spread it further.
  • Gently rub in some soap to the damp chocolate stained area and dab with a damp cloth to break up the stain.
  • Use clean water to rinse and then blot as much fluid out of the stained area as possible with a clean cloth or napkin.

Other Useful Stain Removal Tips

Vanish can help get stains out of carpets as well as remove red wine stains, cooking oil stains or sweat stains.

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What Causes Chocolate To Stain So Badly?

Chocolate causes stains so frequently because of its low melting temperature, and the fact that it contains cocoa butter and milk solids; two staining agents.