We understand how aggravating it is to spill coffee goodness. Not only are you losing that crucial ounce of caffeine, but the carpet or furniture that absorbs the liquid is stained for good. We’re not sure what to do about the coffee stains on your notebooks, but we can give you the best guidance on how to get rid of coffee stains from your carpet and furniture.
Cleaning Coffee Stain from upholstery
Step 1: Act Fast to Blot Up the Liquid
Yes, we understand that mornings are generally slower. However, the best thing you can do if a coffee stain has occurred is to act quickly. The longer you wait, the deeper your coffee will seep into your carpet or upholstery fabric, making it more difficult to remove.
Grab a paper towel or a dishcloth and blot the mess carefully. Avoid scrubbing or moving the towel rapidly over the stain; this will cause the oils to be absorbed more quickly. Take up as much of the stain with the towel as possible.
Step 2: Flush It with Water
With only 1 cup of cool water, clean the discoloured area of carpet or upholstery thoroughly. Continue blotting the stain gently with a new, clean paper or dish towel.
Step 3: Create an Easy Cleaning Solution
Then, combine 2 cups of lukewarm water with 1 cup lemon juice. To the mixture, add a teaspoon of dish soap.
(Alternatively, for a different option, combine 1/3 cup white distilled vinegar and 2/3 cup water.)
Step 4: Work the Solution into the Stain
Rub the solution onto a clean sponge. Make sure the sponge is damp enough to have an impact on the stain, but not sopping wet. Begin at the edge of the discolouration and, in a clockwise manner, softly stroke over it with your fingertip, working your way to the core.
Step 5: Rinse
After you’ve finished, rinse the spot with cold, clean water. By pressing down firmly on the area using a dry, clean towel, remove any moisture that has gathered. Soak the carpet in warm water, then with coffee. If this does not work, repeat the process until the stain is gone.