Remove cocoa stains: Many home remedies help

Especially for the cold season, both adults and children like to drink cocoa, preferably with a lot of whipped cream. Every now and then something of the hot liquid on the sweater lands. Once dry, the stain is difficult to remove. But these home remedies are also effective with old cocoa patches.

Home remedies for cocoa patches

  • milk
  • salt
  • glycerin
  • Enzyme-containing detergent
  • Salmiakgeist
  • Gallseife
  • benzine

Remove dried or fresh cocoa patches - instructions

  • soft brush
  • milk
  • Gallseife

1. Let it soak

Soak old, dried stains overnight in milk. Even fresh spots do a few hours in the milk bath very well.

2. Soak with gall soap

Then rinse the milk with lukewarm water (no hot water, otherwise the protein will clot!) And add some gall soap to the cocoa stain. Rub the soiled surfaces together or work the soap well with a brush.

Let the soap work for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Washing

Then put the textiles - if washable - in the washing machine and wash them at the highest possible temperature.

Remove cocoa stains from sensitive substances

If the cocoa stain has landed on wool or silk, you should better avoid treatment with gall soap, benzine or ammonia. Although there are voices claiming that nothing happens to the material, it is possible that these agents attack the delicate fibers.
Instead, you can use glycerin: place the textiles in the milk bath as described above and then rub the cocoa stain generously with glycerin. Then wash by hand in a lukewarm soap bath.

Cocoa patches on the wall, on the sofa or on the floor

Cocoa stains on colorfast carpeting or upholstered furniture can be treated like textiles with gall soap, ammonia or any of the other agents mentioned. Again, it is advisable to soak the spots for pretreatment with milk. Finally, you should remove the dissolved contamination with soapy water and absorbent paper and then rinse with clear water.

Cocoa stains on white or colorfast walls should be dabbed with milk and then carefully treated with benzene or ammonia. Do not rub over the stain, otherwise you will only smudge it, but work your way upwards with speckle movements from the outer edge.

Use as little of the aggressive detergent as possible to avoid damaging the wallpaper. For color-sensitive walls, first check for color fastness by placing some of the detergent on a small, barely visible spot and checking if the wall loses color. If so, you can treat or paint the stain with milk.

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