So, kids and couch met snack time? No problem.
Here's how to remove chocolate stains from your upholstery and furniture.
Create your upholstery and fabric cleaner by mixing 1 teaspoon laundry detergent that contains enzymes in one cup of water in a bowl or bucket.
Blot the solution onto the chocolate stain on your furniture or upholstery, using a clean rag or white paper towels.
Allow the solution to sit for 30 minutes on the upholstery or furniture to remove chocolate stains.
If a ring or a slight stain remains after this time, feather the edges with a cloth dampened with full strength hydrogen peroxide.
No mixing required here. Just use 3 percent, undiluted.
Using a separate damp (not dripping wet) clean rag or paper towel, blot-rinse the solution from the upholstery or furniture.
Keep dabbing water on until no more solution or chocolate appears on your paper towels or rag.
Do a final rinse mix with one-half cup of white vinegar and one-half cup of warm water to remove the cleaning solution.
Apply to the upholstery or furniture stain; then immediately blot dry.
To keep such confections from sweetening the sofa or upholstery in the future, keep the kids and the good stuff (read: expensive furniture) separate. At least during snack time.
Read how to remove chocolate stains from clothes here.
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Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.