How to Remove Coffee Stains

We all love having a cup of coffee with our breakfast, but it is always a mess if we spill it on our cloth, bed sheet, or carpet. It stains the material, and we start thinking that it has ruined our favorite garment. But wait- this is not the end! We have a solution for your every situation. In this article, you will find ways how to remove coffee stains from anything and everything. So, without any further delay, let’s begin.

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The faster you act, the more the chances of getting the coffee stains removed.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Clothes

Sprinkle a lot of salt or baby powder on the coffee stain and let it soak the coffee for at least 15 minutes. Now, rub it with a clean cloth or towel. This will stop the spreading of the stain but will not remove the stain. Follow the below-mentioned ways to remove it:

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For Cotton Clothes. If the cloth is of cotton material, blot the stained area with water using a clean cloth. Now, use a stain remover to sponge the area. Wash the cloth with liquid detergent and cold water and dry it as usual.

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For Synthetic Clothes. Dab the stained area with dampened cloth. Make a mixture of one tablespoon of vinegar, one teaspoon of a liquid dishwasher, and two cups of hot water, and soak the cloth in the solution for at least one hour. Now, wash it with clear water and laundry detergent. Let it dry to wear again.

For Jeans. Put some baking soda on a clean wet cloth and rub it on the stained area. Let it soak for a few minutes and rinse with water as usual. Let it dry for you to wear again.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Upholstery and Carpet

Firstly dab the stained area with paper towels to soak the excess coffee. Now, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar, and one tablespoon of a liquid dishwasher with two cups of hot water. Take the mixture in a soft cloth and blot the stain. Continue doing this until all the stain gets removed. Lastly, sponge the area using cold water with a microfiber cloth and dab it with a fresh cloth until it dries up.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Mugs or Cups

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Quickly sprinkle some baking soda on the cup and drop some white vinegar. You will notice some bubbles- now let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Wash the cup with water. Take a paste of baking soda and water, and scrub it on the stained area with a toothbrush. Lastly, wash the cup as usual.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Car Seats

Firstly dab the excess coffee using a paper towel or tissue. Repeat until all the excess is soaked up. Now, dab the stained area using cold water with another paper towel. Lastly, dry it up using a fresh towel. If the stain remains, use baking soda or dishwasher soap on the seat with some cold water. Rub it softly and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Wipe it with a fresh towel and dry it up. Your car seat will look like a new one now!

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Wooden Surfaces

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It is one of the easiest to remove coffee stains from wood. You just have to put some distilled white vinegar on the coffee stain and let it sit for five minutes. Now, wipe the area with a clean paper towel, and you are done.

Other Household Products to Remove Coffee Stains

Toothpaste. Take some white toothpaste on a toothbrush and scrub the stained area. Wash with clean water and repeat the process unless all the stain is removed.

Beer. Pour a little beer on the coffee stain and softly rub it. Wash with water and repeat the process until you get the desired results.

Egg yolk. This might sound weird, but it has worked for a lot of people. Whisk an egg yolk and rub it on the stained area using a clean cloth. Now, wash with water as usual.

Shaving cream. Apply an ample amount of shaving cream on the coffee stain and rub it gently with your hands. Repeat the process until the stain has completely vanished. Wash with cold water and let it dry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are coffee stains permanent?

You will be glad to know that coffee stains are not permanent. You can remove the dark color of coffee from anything you want- you just need to follow the right method to do that!

Can I remove coffee stains from white clothes?

Yes. You can remove coffee stains from white clothes by following the same methods mentioned above. An additional tip will be to soak the white cloth in a mixture of one gallon of water and one-fourth cup of chlorine bleach. Let it sit for at least five minutes, and rinse with normal water.

When should I take my coffee-stained cloth to a professional?

If none of the home remedies work out for you, or if the fabric care label states “only dry clean”, you must take the cloth to a professional cleaner to get the coffee stain removed. You should not try doing it at home because that can ruin the material further.

Can dried coffee stains be removed?

Yes. You can remove dried coffee stains using white vinegar and liquid laundry detergent. Just wet the area with warm water, apply the mixture of vinegar and detergent, and scrub it using a soft toothbrush. Now, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse it with clean water.

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