How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet

Written by Posted On Tuesday, 30 April 2019 08:41
How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet

Coffee spills can be a disaster for your carpet. The rule of thumb is to deal with stains as soon as possible, but some circumstances may force you to wait until later before you can clean up the mess. While getting to a stain early means you have a better chance of getting rid of it, there are several tips on how to get old coffee stains out of carpet.

How to Get Old Coffee Stains out of Carpet - Like a Pro

If you drink coffee, whether it’s regularly or occasionally, it’s important to know how to remove coffee stains. Here is a step-by-step guide to help you keep your carpet stain-free.

Light Wet the Stain

Start by loosening the dried coffee with some warm water. Then, use a dry piece of cloth to blot the stained area, working from the edges of the stain and moving inward to avoid spreading the stain to surrounding carpet fibers. Continue to wet and blot the stain until no more coffee transfers to the cloth.

Make Your Own Cleaner

While there are plenty of commercial stain removers in the market, you can make your own from supplies you probably already have in your pantry. For instance, you can make an effective stain remover by mixing a tablespoon of mild dish soap, a tablespoon of vinegar(white) and two cups of warm water in a dish. Stir the ingredients with a spoon, and you’ll have your cleaning solution ready for use.

Apply the Cleaner

Use a clean cloth to apply the cleaner onto the stain. Work from the edges of the stain and move inward to avoid spreading the mess. You should refresh the solution by dipping the cloth into the dish with the cleaning solution as needed. Once you’ve applied enough of the cleaner, blot the area with a dry towel to remove as much of the stain as possible. A simple trick is to alternate between a wet and dry cloth.

If your carpet is not wool, consider mixing a tablespoon of ammonia with a cup of water. Test the solution on a small hidden spot to confirm that it won't damage the color of your carpet. Blot the solution gently onto the stained area and let it sit for about three to five minutes. Then using another towel, alternate between blotting with a dry cloth and blotting with water until the stain disappears.

Coffee with Sugar or Cream

If the coffee contained sugar or cream, you’ll need to combine one cup of enzyme laundry detergent and a cup of warm water in a dish. Stir the solution to mix it well. Using a clean piece of cloth, dab the cleaning solution onto the stain to help break down the stickiness of the sugar and cream.

Rinse the Carpet

Once the stain is no longer visible, use cool water to rinse the carpet. Blot as much liquid as possible with a dry towel and give the carpet sufficient time to air dry. You can speed up the drying process by switching on your ceiling fan and avoid walking on the area until it has dried completely.

To Summarize

That’s how to get old coffee stains out of carpet. The steps are similar to removing fresh stains, but it may take a lot of repeated effort to get rid of the stain completely. The only significant difference is that you have to lightly wet the stained area before treating it.

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Dalia Rotrammel

Cleaning business for over 20 years. Property Management. Mother of 2, grandmother of 1 beautiful girl. Foster parent.

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