We love coffee, but we do not love it when it spills on our carpet. Whether a simple brewed coffee or a decaf, getting out that stain is work on its own.


Cleaning coffee stains from your carpet may seem like a difficult task. But it can be done in a matter of minutes. You would need to have certain cleaning appliances ready. Trust the process and you will find yourself a clean carpet.


What do I need?


There are a total of 3 items you would need to clean your carpet from coffee stains. To start off, you would need some paper towels. If you want, you can also use a simple piece of cloth. The other two items you would need are some cold water and lastly, a stain remover.


If you do not have a stain remover, you can make your very own in your home. For that you would need 1 tablespoon of dish soap (liquid), 2 cups of warm water, and 1 tablespoon of vinegar (white).


The Process

When you have gathered all the items, you would need to start cleaning the carpet to remove the caffeine stains. Make sure that you clean the stain as soon as possible or else it would leave a nasty mark.


1.    Blot


Take the paper towel or white clothe and lightly blot the coffee stain. With this technique, the coffee stains will not spread off further. Instead of rubbing or scrubbing, blotting can help with controlling the spill and the stain color.


After you have thoroughly blotted the stain, you can pour some cold water over it. This would dilute the stain’s mark. You can then start blotting again.

2.    Stain Remover


After the coffee stain has been diluted and patted down, you will take another clean cloth and apply some stain remover. Start patting the cloth on the coffee stain with the same technique as above.


The coffee stain would start to fade and you can use a dry towel to make sure that no residue is left behind.

3.    Wash and Dry


To remove the stain remover chemicals, you now should wash the cloth with some cold water. Make sure that the coffee stain is thoroughly cleaned. Do not forget to blot the stain.  Once you have washed the coffee stain on the carpet with cold water and blotted it, you can now leave it to dry. Do not rub the carpet nor use a dryer.



September 08, 2021 — Guy Wilmot

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