People who drink a lot of coffee will eventually need to know all about coffee stain removal. No matter how careful you are, coffee will likely be spilled on your clothes, carpet or furniture. When this happens it is important to clean up the spill immediately or the stain will set and never come out.
Any coffee that is spilled on upholstery or a rug should be cleaned up with a white cloth as soon as possible. Apply cold water to the stain and blot the area well. Find a good commercial stain remover made especially for carpets and carefully follow the directions on the label. If there are still traces of the stain, use a sponge to apply vinegar directly to the spot and let it sit for five minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Stains on clothing will be treated differently depending on what type of fabric the clothes are made from. If dry cleaning is indicated for the garment, take the garment to a professional and ask them to remove the stain. Make sure you point it out, so they are aware that special treatment is needed. For fabric that is hand or machine washable, blot up the excess liquid and rinse well with cold water. Treat the stain with a product that is safe for use on fabrics and let it stand for three minutes. Rinse the garment again and wash as usual. Make sure the stain has been removed before the clothing goes into the dryer. Never use a hair dryer on a stain. If the stain is allowed to set into the fabric it will be harder to remove and may even become permanent.
When purchasing a stain remover, look for something that contains additives that boosts oxygen. These types of cleaners are best for removing stains on a counter top, a wood floor, or any other hard surface. Apply the remover, wait for a couple minutes and then scrub the stain away. A paste made out of vinegar or water and baking soda will also be effective.
It is possible to get rid of coffee stains if they are addressed immediately and properly.