Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which, for many of us, means chocolate. When it’s consumed in the car, it’s easy to stain the upholstery. We’ll explain the process for how to remove chocolate stains from your vehicle’s upholstery.
How to Remove Chocolate Stains: A Step-by-Step Process
Even a small piece of chocolate candy falling on your seat and being smooshed into the upholstery–not to mention your clothing–can result in an ugly stain. DIY removal is possible if you treat the stain right away. Here’s how to do it.
1. Remove as much of the chocolate as you can with a plastic spoon
2. Create a homemade cleaning mixture using two cups of cold water and one tablespoon of liquid dish soap.
3. Dip a cleaning cloth into the mixture and use it to wipe the stain away. Start from the edges and work your way in. The stain should begin to lighten.
4. Rinse using a second clean cloth until the area is free of color.
5. Apply three drops of cleaning solvent and blot the area with a towel until the stain is completely gone.
When to See a Professional
The stain may or may not go away completely. It may linger if the stain had time to dry or is from dark chocolate. In this instance, a professional will need to restore the upholstery.
Vehicle Restoration Near Woodway
Does your car have a chocolate stain? Bring it to Henry’s Auto Detail for a restoration. We remove such stains year-round, though they’re especially prevalent around Valentine’s Day. While you’re at it, why not consider a wash and wax in the process? Removing chocolate stains from the car upholstery will eliminate an ugly stain. Contact us today to schedule vehicle detailing!
We Remove Chocolate Stains for Woodway Drivers
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