Before trying to get chocolate out of the carpet, remember that the longer the chocolate stain sits, the harder it will be to remove it. Like with most carpet stains the best thing to do is to act quickly.
Here’s Coit’s guide to removing chocolate stains from carpet:
The first method to try to get your carpet back to normal involves a butter knife, a vacuum, spot remover, paper towels and a clothing iron. Gather all of these items before you begin to tackle the problem of how to get chocolate out of carpet.
- If you see that the chocolate has dried, take a butter knife and scrape off as much as the chocolate stain as you can.
- After scraping as much chocolate residue as you can from the carpet, vacuum directly over the stain to remove any flakes that may remain.
- Cover the affected area with a few paper towels.
- Set your clothing iron to the lowest, non-steam setting possible. Move the iron over the paper towels slowly. This should help the chocolate start to stick to the paper towels.
- When you’re ironing the paper towels, be sure to keep the temperature steady while doing so.
- Repeat steps 1-5 as necessary until the chocolate stain has disappeared.
- If any dark spots remain, apply a household carpet cleaner to the area and scrub vigorously. This should lift any remaining residue from the carpet.
Check out other methods to remove chocolate stains from carpet at Spotremoval.coit.com.
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