How To Remove Chocolate Stain From Polyester
Knowing how to remove chocolate stains from polyester is one of the easiest techniques when it comes to stains. Polyester is durable; seldom does it shrink or fade. The number of stain lifters you can choose from are endless when you are getting chocolate out of polyester.
Things you'll need:
- Cold water
- Knife or scraper
- Stain lifter
- Rinse the chocolate stain immediately. If you catch the chocolate stain on your polyester garment fast enough, you have a better chance of removing it quickly. The longer the stain sets in the polyester, the harder it is to get it out of the fabric. Place the garment under cold running water and rinse well. Use your hands to rub the polyester together. This will help get the chocolate stain out.
- Scrape off the dried chocolate. If chocolate has become a dried stain in the polyester, you have to scrape off the dried chocolate before you can rinse it. Lay the polyester piece out flat. Using a knife or scraper of some sort, carefully scrape the chocolate off. Now rinse as in step one.
- Choose a stain lifter. Polyester is so durable you have a number of choices for stain lifters. Dawn, Borax, baking soda, vinegar, ammonia or rubbing alcohol are a few that work well to remove chocolate stains out. Put the stain lifter directly on the stain and scrub it with toothbrush and a few drops of water.
- Rinse and repeat. Place your polyester fabric under cold running water and rinse out the stain lifter. Rub the material together with your hands to get the cleaning product out of the polyester. Depending on how set in the chocolate stain is, you may have to repeat step three more than once.
- Wash the polyester in the washing machine. Now that you have successfully removed the chocolate stain from the polyester, wash the garment in cold water in the washing machine. Hot water tends to set dark stains; therefore, using cold water will ensure that the stain will be completely lifted.