How to Remove a Coffee Stain
A coffee stain doesn't necessarily mean it's time to say goodbye to your carpet or favorite sweater. Coffee stains can actually be removed relatively easily using the following methods.
Clothing stains can be removed much more easily if not allowed to dry.
Step 1 - Blot
Blot the stain with a clean cloth to remove any excess liquid.
Step 2 - Sponge
Mix a teaspoon of a good dishwashing detergent, such as Dawn, with a cup of lukewarm water. Sponge the area with the dishwashing solution, then blot again with your clean white cloth.
Step 3 - Use Vinegar
Next, mix 1/3 cup of white vinegar with 2/3 cup of lukewarm water. Once again sponge the area with this solution, and blot again with a clean white cloth.
Step 4 - Rinse
Rinse with clean water, and launder as soon as possible, following the care label instructions.
Carpeting can be cleaned using the following method.
Step 1 - Use Detergent
Mix one teaspoon of a mild PH-balanced detergent (a mild non-alkaline, non-bleaching detergent) with a cup of lukewarm water. Blot the area.
Step 2 - Use Vinegar
Mix 1/3 cup of white household vinegar with 2/3 cup of water and blot again.
Step 3 - Use a Sponge
Use a sponge and clean water to blot again.
Baking soda is really good for most stains and works well for Coffee Stains. If you don't have baking soda you can use white toothpaste. Just rub the soda or the toothpaste onto the stain and leave for about five minutes then rinse thoroughly. For particularly stubborn stains, add laundry detergent to the mix. Repeat process if necessary.
Note: Always test an inconspicuous area for colorfastness before treating the exposed area.