Coffee is a must for many in the morning. But in your sleepy state, you may end up spilling the cup of joe all over your carpet. It can result in unsightly stains on your carpet, which can be difficult to remove. To prevent this, here we have discussed the most effective ways to remove coffee from the carpet.
Easy Ways to Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet
⇒ With Cold Water
If you have just spilled hot coffee on your carpet, a simple hack to remove it is with cold water. So take two microfiber towels and damp one with cold water. Then, blot the stained area with the towel.
Apply light pressure to transfer the coffee from the carpet to the towel. Next, use another clean cloth to remove the excess moisture and pat the area dry. With quick action, this hack will work like a charm on newly spilled coffee.
⇒ With Club Soda
Another convenient way to remove fresh coffee stains is by using club soda. Just pour some of it and blot it with a microfiber cloth. The carbonation in the soda will lift the stain particles and make them easier to remove. Rinse and repeat till the stain disappears.
⇒ With Dishwashing Detergent
Liquid dish soap is an easy DIY solution to tackle stubborn coffee stains. So make a cleaner by mixing ½ teaspoon of dish soap and white vinegar into 2 cups of warm water.
Take a clean cloth and sponge the stained area with the mixture. Continue blotting the area till the stain lightens. Then rinse with cold water to remove excess moisture and dry the area thoroughly.
⇒ Vinegar Solution
A simple vinegar and water solution may also prove to be effective in removing the coffee stain from your carpet. Mix white vinegar and water into a bowl. Then, dip a clean cloth or a sponge into this solution and blot the stain.
Gently scrub the stain (without using too much force.) Let it sit for a while, and then use cold water to remove the leftover solution. Lastly, dry the place with a clean, dry cloth.
Yes! The same toothpaste you brush your teeth with. The exfoliating properties in it make toothpaste an effective tool against coffee stains. Just scrub the toothpaste into the stain using an old toothbrush. Work the paste into the carpet. After letting it sit for a while, rinse and dry.
⇒ Baking Soda
Baking soda is a versatile solution for many carpet cleaning problems, including coffee stains. Form a paste with water and baking soda and scrub it into the stain using a toothbrush. Work the paste into the stained area and let it dry. Rinse with cold water to remove the paste and dab dry.
Coffee stains are some of the most common ones on the carpet. But you can use the above solution to get rid of these stains as per your needs and requirements. However, always test any solution before using it on the carpet.
You can use a small, inconspicuous part of the carpet for the test to ensure there is fading and discoloration.