Spilled coffee looks horrible on carpets, clothes and other surfaces. In addition, coffee leaves difficult to remove stains that can become permanent if not treated properly. When it comes to coffee stain removal, it is important to act fast. Use the right cleaning methods and you can get the coffee stain removed once and for all. Here are a few simple tips how to deal with coffee stains.
- Make a stack of three to five paper towels and blot the coffee liquid with it. Do not rub the stain in a try to get as much liquid out as possible but dab repeatedly and gently instead.
- Make a cleaning solution of 2/3 cup of warm water and 1/3 cup of white vinegar.
- Fold two to three paper towels into a stack. Dip the stack into the mixture and blot the stained area. Keep blotting at the affected area until the stain is gone or no more of it transfers into the stack of paper towels.
- If the coffee stain remains, pour hydrogen peroxide directly over the problematic area. Be careful not to oversaturate the area with hydrogen peroxide, as it will be very difficult to dry completely afterwards. Place a paper towel over the stain and press down the towel with a heavy book to help extracting as much moisture as possible. Hydrogen peroxide doesn’t need to be rinsed since it turns into water when exposed to air.
Specialists in cleaning warn that the longer you wait before treating a coffee stain, the harder it becomes to remove. If you cannot deal with the coffee stain alone, you can always turn to cleaning professionals in your area for help. These professionals are experienced enough to know how to get the coffee stain out without damaging your piece of furniture.