Ice cream will often lead to spills, and not just on a single surface, but on many surfaces as it falls from a spoon onto a shirt, which then rolls onto the couch and then the floor. When you need to remove chocolate ice cream stain residue from your home, it can be very frustrating. However, there are simple methods to remove chocolate ice cream stain residue from any material in your home.
Remove Chocolate Ice Cream Stain Residue from Soft Flooring
If you need to remove chocolate ice cream stain residue from rayon, wool, acetate, burlap, synthetic carpet, wool carpet, rope, silk, or fiberglass, there are easy methods.
- Scrape away any of the excess residue immediately. This should be done with something such as a spoon to gently lift the solid material from the stained area.
- Sponge the area. You should use light strokes and work your way from the outside of the stain toward the cent.
- Be sure to use a dry pad and dampen it with a cleaning detergent.
- Apply a stain remover to the area and leave it covered with the clean cloth.
- Leave it covered until the stain has been removed. Be sure to change pads as they continue to pick up the stain.
- When you change pads, keep them moist using the same stain remover.
- Flush the area. Use a solvent and with this, apply the stain remover to the stain to loosen the materials.
Should the stain remain, then you can use an enzyme pre-soak on the affected area. Dip a clean pad into the solution then wring it out to dry. Cover the stained area with a clean pad which has been dipped into the solution. Allow this to stand for thirty minutes. Once this is done, you should ensure that there is enough solution to keep the stained area moist, but not enough that the wet area spreads. Once the stain has been lifted, then you should flush the area with water and let it dry.
Remove Chocolate Ice Cream Stain Residue from Fabrics
When you need to remove chocolate ice cream stain residue from washable wool, nylon, spandex, acrylic fabric, linen, cotton, or polyester, there are similar rules.
- Remove any excess ice cream. Scrape it with gentle motions until it is gone, ensuring that you do not spread the stain further.
- You should then sponge the affected area using a solvent.
- Once this is done, cover the ice cream stain with a clean cloth to lift the stain.
- You should let the clean cloths sit as long as necessary to remove the entire stain.
- Once the pads begin to pick up the stain, you should change pads while ensuring that the area remains moist using a dry spotter.
- As soon as the stain has been removed you should flush the area using a liquid solvent.
If any of the stain remains, then you should apply three to four drops of liquid detergent alongside three to four drops of ammonia to the affected area. Using a brush, lightly stroke the material to scrape the remaining stain loose.
Ensure that the stain remains moist using a solution of ammonia and detergent. Occasionally blot the area using a clean cloth.
Once this is done flush the area with water so that all of the ammonia is removed and allow it to dry.
Remove Chocolate Ice Cream Stain Resisdue from Hard Surfaces
Removing chocolate ice cream stain from different hard surfaces can be achieved by following these instructions:
- Remove any excess ice cream immediately. After this place a clean sponge in warm, sudsy water.
- Wipe down the surface until the stain is removed.
- Rinse the area well and wipe it dry using a clean cloth
- You need to carefully use a spoon or knife to remove any of the excess ice cream from the stained area.
- After you have done this, rinse the stained area under cold, running water.
You do not want the stain or remnants of the stain to come into contact with unaffected areas of your shirt so be sure to rinse carefully. Do NOT use warm water because it will heat the protein and thereby cause the protein to bind further to the fabric.
After you have done this, soak it in cold water over night. You can add an enzyme detergent if you want to attack the protein.