Coffee spills can be an inevitable problem when you enjoy one cup every single morning. For sure, those stains can really make your stuff look so ugly and you can’t just leave it like that.
Lucky for you, you can actually clean coffee stains easily with some simple home supplies. The quick tutorial on how to clean coffee stains below will show you effective ways to get the job done.
How to Clean Coffee Stains
Grab these home supplies:
- Laundry detergent
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Spray bottle
- Microfiber cloth
- Oxygen bleach stain cleaner
Cleaning Fresh Coffee Stains
If you have some fresh coffee stains on your fabric furniture, you can treat them as soon as possible with the following steps:
- Blot the coffee stains with a microfiber cloth gently, and put your focus on the center of the stains. Try your best to blot the stains as much as possible. Keep in mind to never rub the stains.
- Rinse the stains with cold water and blot them gently.
- You may need to repeat the step all over again to remove the coffee stains completely.
- Once the stains are cleaned, let everything air dry or use a fan to fasten the process. Never use any heat to dry it up like a hair dryer or aven a lamp.
Cleaning Dried Coffee Stains
Of course, the longer the stains stay in the fabric items, the more difficult they can be removed, but it’s not impossible. You can try several methods to get the job done, just follow the steps below:
- You can create your very own cleaning mixture by mixing 2/3 cup of warm water, 1/3 cup of vinegar, and a few drops of laundry detergent.
- Soak a microfiber cloth into the cleaning solution and rub it directly into the stains, then leave it for a few minutes.
- Rinse the cleaning residue with cold water, and ensure that you remove the soapy residue completely.
- Blot the cleaned area with a clean dry cloth and let it air dry.
- If the cleaning mixture doesn’t really remove the stains, you can add some baking soda to the stained area. Leave it for around 15 minutes and vacuum the baking soda.
- Grab the oxygen bleach stain remover if the baking soda still doesn’t do the job well. Mix two tablespoons of hot water with a tablespoon of oxygen bleach water. Test the cleaning mixture in the hidden spots, and if it’s safe, rub the stained areas.
(Read also: How to Clean Outdoor Furniture Quickly All by Yourself)
Cleaning Dried Coffee Stains From Hard Surface
Dried coffee stains can be seen in the form of ring stains. These problems mostly happen on the coffee tables and kitchen countertops. You can try the following methods below:
- Wipe the ring stains on the hard surface with a mixture of warm water and baking soda.
Alternatively, try this method:
- Spray some all-purpose cleaners on the stained areas and wipe it down with a clean microfiber cloth.