There comes a time when you are enjoying your morning coffee, and it suddenly spills on your expensive carpet, making it a big mess. A coffee stain can significantly affect the appearance of your carpet. And you surely don’t wish that.
Fortunately, it is easy to remove coffee stains from most carpet types. With some effort and readily available cleaning agents, you can do that. While for some of the carpet types, you might need help from a professional carpet cleaner.
Here in this blog, we will see how to remove coffee stains from carpet in 4 easy steps.
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet In 4 Easy Steps.
#1 Bloat the Stain
The coffee stain will be easy to remove if it is wet. So if the coffee is just spilled on your carpet, get ready to clean it and start bloating the stained area using a paper towel or an absorbent cloth.
If the stain is already dried, wet it by pouring some warm water on it. Wait 5-10 minutes to get water into carpet fibers, and then start bloating. Do not rub the stain while bloating. Rubbing will spread it.
#2 Make Cleaning Solution
After bloating the stain and we will make the cleaning solution for the coffee stain. There are carpet cleaning solutions available in the market for removing stains. You can use one of those or make a homemade cleaning solution.
To make a DIY cleaning solution add one tablespoon of vinegar and dishwasher liquid or detergent each to two cups of warm water. Add all of these into a spray bottle or a small bowl and mix the solution thoroughly.
#3 Clean The Stain
Apply an adequate amount of solution to the stained area. You can either spray it or directly apply the cleaning solution using a cloth or sponge. Dip the clean cloth into the solution and dab it gently on the affected carpet area.
After applying the solution, wait 2-5 minutes. The cleaning solution will work on the coffee stain. Afterward, start bloating the stained area again. It will remove the cleaning solution mixed with stain-causing contaminants from your carpet.
#4 Rinse and Dry
It is the last step, rinse the affected area of your carpet with normal water. It ensures that no residue remains in the carpet fibers. Like the cleaning solution, you can spray the water on your carpet or directly pour it. Just make sure it should not be too much.
After rinsing, start bloating the wet carpet area again and remove the water as much as possible for you. Lastly, dry the carpet. You can use a hair dryer to make the process fast.
Some Do’s and Don’ts
- Try to clean the stain as soon as possible.
- Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach.
- Do not rub the stain. It can damage the carpet.
- Use an adequate amount of cleaning solution.
- Do not use too hot water for stain removal.
Read this blog for more information: Do’s and Don’ts for carpet cleaning
Now if coffee spills on your carpet no need to worry because now you know how to remove coffee stains from the carpet. The procedure is very simple. Just make sure you follow all the instructions.