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How to Remove Hot Chocolate Stains From Clothes

Does hot chocolate stain? You bet it does. Follow our hot chocolate stain removal tips to learn how to get hot chocolate and hot cocoa out of clothes.

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With the change of seasons come a change in the weather, and a cool weather favorite has always been hot chocolate! Chocolate has fine particles and milk proteins that can make this a difficult stain to remove so start by presoaking the item in cool water and good liquid laundry detergent for about 30 minutes to help loosen the protein part of the stain.

From here, if your stained item is white:

1. Pretreat with a bleach and water solution made with ¼ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach added to ¾ cup water. Apply the bleach and water solution to the stain and then immediately machine wash the item.

2. Wash immediately in the warmest water recommended on the care label with detergent and ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach.

3. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.

If your stained item is colored or contains spandex:

1. Again, soak fabric in cold water and good liquid laundry detergent for about 30 minutes to help loosen the protein part of the stain

2. Apply Clorox 2® For Colors 3-in-1 Liquid directly to the stain and rub in. Wait 10 minutes (use a timer to keep track of the time), then wash immediately in the hottest water recommended using detergent and more Clorox 2®.

3. Air dry the item and check to make sure the stain is completely removed. If stain remains, repeat steps above.

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