How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet
If you're a regular coffee drinker, you need to know how to remove coffee stains from carpet. The best way to remove coffee stains from carpet is to make sure that they don't happen at all. If you can't avoid spilling your coffee, it's best to remove coffee stains from your carpet as soon as they happen. The sooner you take steps to remove coffee stains from your carpet, the easier they are to get rid of. You don't need a lot of fancy cleaners to remove coffee stains from carpet. A little soap, water and vinegar will remove coffee stains from carpet and have your carpet looking good as new in a few minutes.
To remove coffee stains from carpet, you will need:
- Paper towels
- A cup
- Use a clean paper towel to blot the coffee stain on the carpet. Blotting the coffee stain as soon as it happens will remove the excess liquid from the coffee stain. The more liquid you remove when a coffee stain happens the easier it is to remove the coffee stain from the carpet.
- Fill a cup halfway with warm water and add a dash of detergent. Mix the the water and detergent together, then sprinkle the mixture onto the coffee stain. The water will help open up the fibers in the carpet so that the detergent can begin to break up the oil in the coffee stain and bring it to the surface. Breaking up the oil in the stain makes it easier to remove coffee stains from a carpet.
- Allow the water and detergent to sit on the stain for about 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, blot the area with a clean paper towel. Blotting the area will remove any excess water from the carpet. It will also soak up the oil that the coffee stain is made of. Always blot the area when you're trying to remove coffee stains from carpet. Scrubbing the stain can push the oil from the coffee stains deeper into the fiber of your carpet and make the stain worse.
- Fill a cup partially full of water and add one cap full of vinegar. Sprinkle the water and vinegar onto the coffee stain on the carpet and let it sit for one minute. The vinegar will break up any remaining oil in the coffee stain and neutralize any odors that the coffee has left behind. Wipe the vinegar and water away with a clean towel. Gently scrub the stain if needed.
Posted on: May. 07, 2010