Haste makes waste, we all know but what to do when we have only 15 minutes to get out of the door and a list of things to get done. In such hassle, accidents are likely to happen, and coffee spills quite a normal part of the morning routine for many of us. Well, spilling coffee in a rush could be justified but leaving it unattended to let everybody know about your freaking habits is not defendable.
If coffee spills are way too common a routine for you find out how to remove coffee stains from carpet completely so that no signs of the disaster remains whatsoever?
How to remove Coffee Stains from carpet:
Coffee stains are quite hard to get away with once dried. In order make things much easier to dealt with I’ve put both the situations separately in order to get better results quickly and efficiently. Hope you’ll find them quite effective!
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How to remove fresh coffee stains from carpet:
Fresh stains are easier to deal with and much chances to remove them completely. Follow this simple step by step guide to get rid of fresh coffee stains from carpet fast.
Blot the stain with Paper towels
Remember the sooner the better and more chances of removing the stain completely. So once you get stain it is crucial to act promptly without any delay.
Start with blotting the area with a paper towel to absorb as much coffee as you can. It is important to remember that you don’t have to scrub or rub the stain (no matter how much you inner self provokes you to quickly get the job done) or otherwise the stain will get absorbed in the carpet and will leave a stain afterwards. Keep on blotting gently until you absorb as much coffee as you can.
This step is so crucial because this way you absorb the coffee and as I mentioned above acting promptly is important otherwise the liquid will get dry and the stain will set in deep.
Next, fill a spray bottle with water and spray on the stained area to lightly dampen it. You can either use a wet sponge to dampen the area. Keep in mind that you don’t have to soak the area with water, only dampen it lightly. With a paper towel or a clean cloth gently blot to absorb as much color as you can from the carpet.
DIY stain removal solution
Prepare a stain removal solution. A super effective stain removal solution with simple ingredients available at your home plus you can use it to treat most stains on your carpet.
You will need
- 1 tablespoon of Liquid dish detergent
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- 2 cups of warm water
Mix all the ingredients well. Your own DIY coffee stain removal is ready to go.
There are stain removals available at stores but besides being a bit expensive are rather filled with nasty chemicals which are not so good for anybody especially with children around. This recipe for coffee stain removal is not only super cheap and easy to make but the best thing is it doesn’t contain any harmful hidden chemicals. So you can use it with confidence and it renders best results.
The liquid dish detergent is one of the best stain removals due to the presence of stain removing agents which work incredibly well to cut the stain. Not only liquid dish detergent works well on coffee stains but can help get rid of grease stains from clothes but also getting rid of nail polish from clothes.
Vinegar has a multitude of uses. A secret weapon not only for skin but for unlimited cleaning purposes. For coffee stains, Vinegar helps dislodge the stain which help get rid of it fast.
Baking soda is one of the best stain removal agents most of us have in our kitchen cabinets. Cheap and super effective, you can benefit from baking soda for a wide range of stains including the creepy coffee ones.
It is important to always do a spot removal test to ensure the safe removal of the stain only. For this, test on a small hidden section of the carpet first to ensure the cleaner will not cause any adverse effects to the color or texture of the carpeting. Once the solution passes the test you can use it on the stain.