How to Clean Coffee Stains from Carpet
In honor of national coffee day, we wanted to give a few helpful hints on getting rid of coffee stains!
Pro Home Spotter is a great product for removing stains from carpet, find out how you can get a free bottle here!
If you don’t have Hope Pro Spotter, you can try 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed with 1 cup of water (but not on wool or wool-blend carpet; instead use mild detergent and water).
Here’s the process:
1) Remove any solid matter first.
If there is any solid matter, like ice, whipped cream, or even spices, remove it from using something to scrape it from the carpet.
2) Blot the stain, do not scrub.
With a white cloth (to prevent the possible bleeding of colors,) blot the stain by pressing the cloth onto the area to remove as much liquid as possible. Do not scrub! Scrubbing can permanently damage the carpet fibers. It can also cause the stain to soak deeper into the carpet, even down to the carpet padding, making it much harder to remove.
3) Treat with a mild detergent.
At this point, you can apply a small amount of a mild carpet cleaning product, like the ones mentioned above. *You may have to repeat steps 2 and 3 a few times if you have a really stubborn stain.
After you treat the stain, extract as much water as possible. The best way to extract water is by using a hand-held carpet cleaning tool, or a wet-dry vac. But seeing as how most people don’t have one of those lying around their house, you can also just blot (again no scrubbing) with a dry towel until the spot feels dry to the touch. (Try placing a dry towel down on the area and weighing it down with a heavy object, replacing the towel when it feels wet.
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