The Ultimate Guide on How to Remove Coffee Stains From Anything
Don’t worry about your coffee stains, whether you spilled coffee on your clothes, carpet, or furniture, you’ll find a solution for it in our guide.
How to Remove Coffee Stains from Clothes
Treating a coffee stain from clothes can take a couple of steps, depending on how old the stain is.
1. Flush and Pre-treat
The best thing to do to remove coffee stains from clothes and fabrics is to treat them as soon as possible. Once you get coffee on your clothes, flush it with cold water from the backside. This flushes most of the wet coffee stain and prevents it from further penetrating the fabric. Putting a generous amount of baking soda or table salt also absorbs most of the stain and stops its spreading.
However, if it’s not doable to strip down and flush your t-shirt with water, using an instant stain remover pen is your only choice. Pat the excess coffee liquid with a napkin and then rub it with the stain remover. If the stain is gone with flushing or using an instant stain remover, then wash your clothes as you normally do. Otherwise, move to the next step.
2. Soak With Detergent
If you’re dealing with a more stubborn coffee stain, follow these steps after flushing or pre-treating:
- Apply liquid laundry detergent to the stain and rub it well with some cold water.
- For fresh coffee stains, let it wait for five to ten minutes.
- You can let it sit longer for older stains, but don’t let it dry.
- When the waiting time is done, rub the stain gently again and let it soak for 30 minutes in cold water.
- Then, wash your t-shirt or piece of clothes as you normally do.
- Finally, let it air dry, and don’t use the dryer as it would make the stain sit.
If you can still see a little bit of the stain, rub detergent again and soak your t-shirt in warm water this time. Let it soak for 15 to 30 minutes, then wash it and air dry it. The stain should be gone by now.
3. For Older Stains
Older stains become more and more stubborn. They might not come out with just liquid detergent and water.
So, a DIY solution is our only option.
- Mix your favourite powdered detergent with equal parts water and white vinegar until it becomes a paste.
- Patch-test this paste on your t-shirt to ensure it’s safe.
- Rub the stain with a toothbrush and this paste.
- Then, wash it usually, and air dry it.
If you don’t like the DIY option, an easier approach is to use a strong stain remover. The best one is OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover. It works well on many stains, including coffee stains. Follow the instructions on the package, then wash your t-shirt and air dry it. The old, stubborn coffee stain should be gone by this step.
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