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How to remove chocolate stains from car seats

Easter is just around the corner, time for visiting family and friends with the kids.

The likely hood is your kids will receive some sort of chocolate over the Easter period, and will want to tuck into them as soon as you start your journey home.  So the question is…..

How do you get chocolate out of car seats?

chocolate common cause of car seat stains

The key here is do not leave the chocolate for too long, don’t try to wipe it out as this may just rub it in further.  Once you have reached home take the following steps:-

Ice – put ice on the chocolate stain to freeze it, soft melted chocolate will just spread and go deeper into the fibres.

Once the chocolate hardens, get a plastic scrapper or similar and scrape the chocolate out.  Make sure you use gentle motions so that you do not damage the fires of the material.  Hoover up the chocolate scrapings, rather than brush which may cause more marking.

Upholstery Cleaner – get a purpose upholstery cleaner, making sure that it is ok to use on all types of material.  Spray on and leave to settle into the stain area (according to the cleaning product you are using).  Gentle with a soft brush gently scrub the stain area until it disappears.

If you find that once the area has dried the stain is still there you should repeat with the upholstery cleaner.

Of course, the best way to avoid chocolate stains in your car is either-

Kids and chocolate cause mess in cars

  • Ban chocolate eating in your car

  • Ban kids from your car

  • Eat the chocolate before it gets in your car

Tips on stain removal from upholstery in the interior of cars

With all these tips make sure you first test the cleaning liquid you are using on an inconspicuous area to be sure that, it does not damage the material or cause more of a mark than the stain itself.

Stubborn stains: Put glass cleaner on the stain and allow to soak for 5 minutes, then blot clean.

Blood: Make a paste of washing powder and cold water apply to the area and once dry hoover off.

Leather interiors: Use a low ph soap and water mix to remove stains.

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