How to Successfully Remove Coffee Stains from Carpets

how to remove coffee stain from carpetOne of the most common spills that you have around the office, or even in your home, is coffee stains on your carpet. Unfortunately, this is probably the one stain that you can’t blame on your kids or your pets. The good news is that it isn’t very hard to get rid of a coffee stain even if it is months old. Learning how to remove coffee stains from carpet is really important to keep your carpets looking nice.

Removing Carpet Stains from Carpet That Just Happened

If the stain is fresh, it means that you barely spilled it, and hasn’t had time to dry. These types of stains are the easiest to treat. Most of the time you can get them out just by using a fresh towel, and a bit of cold water. The sooner you take care of it, the easier it to remove the stain.

The number one rule is to get the stain out right away. The best way to do this is by blotting your carpets. While you are blotting, try to blot towards the center of the stain. You want to contain it, and keep it from spreading. So blot from the edges inward. Never scrub your carpets because scrubbing them can cause them to wear out easily and even damage them permanently. Most of the liquid that spilled will adhere to the cloth, and just by blotting it, you will be able to get rid of most of the stain.

how to remove carpet stainsIt is okay to rub a cloth back and forth across the spill area. Just make sure you don’t scrub. It will surprise you how much of the stain you can get out if you could start cleaning it right after the spill.

Once you have gotten everything out using a damp towel, get another towel that is wet with some cold water and try blotting it again. Cold water helps to release things. Never use hot water because this could cause the stains to set. You will know when you have gotten rid of the stain because you will stop getting discoloration from the carpet to your towel.

How to Get Rid of Old Coffee Stains On Your Carpet

If you are just tired of looking at that old coffee stain, and you want to get rid of it, we recommend that you buy a carpet stain remover specifically designed to remove coffee. Now before you use it, you want to test it on a small part of your carpet just to make sure that it doesn’t transfer the color out of your carpet. Once you are sure it won’t damage your carpet, it is okay to start using it on the stain.

Spray a bit on your carpet around the edges of the stain. Then work the cleaner from the edges of the stain towards the middle. The goal is to try to contain the cleaner and contain the stain. Start blotting it with a damp or a dry towel. If it is working, you should start to see the stain lift and stick in your towel. Be careful not to scrub your carpets because it will just make things worse. Have patience and keep on blotting your carpets until you can get all the stain out.

Removing Coffee Stains from Carpet with a Carpet Cleaner

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Another way for removing coffee stains from carpet is to use a carpet cleaner. Make sure however that when you use a carpet cleaner, you use cold water instead of hot. This will help loosen and remove the stains. It might be a good idea to pre-treat the stains with a stain remover and rub them into the stain a few minutes before going over your carpet with a cleaner.

Hope this article will help you out in removing carpet stains the easy way. If you know of any other methods to remove carpet stains, please feel free to let us know your ideas. You may even write a guest post that we can publish on our site!