COFFEE STAIN REMOVAL
Step 1: Start removing the spill immediately by blotting with towels or using a wet/dry vac.
The longer you wait, the harder it is to remove the stain. With a towel or wet/dry vac, take up as much of the stain as possible. Avoid scrubbing this can cause a wear spot.
Step 2: Flush It with Water
With no more than 1 cup of cool water, flush the stained area of carpet or upholstery fully. With a clean towel or a wet/dry vac. Continue removing the stain.
Step 3: Create a Cleaning Solution
Mix ¼ cup lemon juice with 2 cups of lukewarm water. Add a teaspoon of dish detergent to the mix.
(For an alternative to this water and lemon juice mixture, you can also combine 1/3 cup white distilled vinegar and 2/3 cup lukewarm water.)
Step 4: Work the Solution into the Stain
Apply the solution to a clean sponge. Make the sponge damp enough so that it has an affect on the stain, but don’t soak it. Begin on the outskirts of the stain and lightly rub over the discoloration in a circular motion, working your way to the inside.
Step 5: Rinse
When you’re finished, rinse the area with cold, clean water. Remove any excess moisture. If the coffee stain remains, repeat this process until the stain is no longer visible.
Coffee is an acid-based beverage with tannins and typically requires an acid-based agent to dissolve the natural tannins, but then an oxidizing or reducing agent — depending on the type of coffee, such as decaffeinated or caffeinated — may be necessary to remove any remaining stain.
*This website provides suggestions for home remedies for removing stains. JTEC LLC is not liable for any damage to your personal assets from these recommendations. Professional cleaning is always recommended.