How To Remove Coffee Stains From Clothes
Early morning coffee may help you wake up, but if you were half asleep while drinking, you now have to figure out how to remove coffee stains to save your clothing. Treating the stain as soon as possible increases the chance of getting it out of the clothes. Multiple treatments may be required depending on the type of fabric, size of the stain and amount of time before the stain was treated.
To remove coffee stains, you will need:
- Paper towel
- Cold water
- Powdered laundry soap
- Washing machine
- Bleach pen
- Remove coffee stains by blotting the area with a paper towel or clean dish towel in a lifting motion. Start on the outside of the stain and work inward to prevent it from spreading.
- Rinse the stain with cold water from the backside of the clothing. This will push the stain out of the clothing.
- Create a cleaning paste by mixing powdered laundry soap, a small splash of vinegar and enough cold water to create a paste. Apply the mixture to a hidden area on the clothing to make sure it does not discolor or damage the clothing.
- Rub the paste into the front and back side of the stain with your finger to remove coffee stains. Let the paste set on the clothing for 5 minutes and then scrub with a toothbrush in a circular motion. Remove the paste thoroughly with cold water.
- Wash the clothing to remove coffee stains by pouring a color-safe laundry detergent on the stain and gently rub it with your fingers. Place the clothing in the washing machine and wash according to the label instructions.
- Air dry the clothing to make sure the stain has been removed. Use a spot treating bleach pen on white clothing that is bleach safe. Repeat the process to remove coffee stains that remain.