Cleaning coffee stains can be hard depending on the type of the stained surface and also on the duration the spot has been there. There is a difference when cleaning a fresh spill and an old stain and both can be pretty tough to clean. Especially if you managed to stain your white shirt, for example. Here are a few tips and suggestions on how to effectively remove old and fresh coffee stains.
Treating Fresh Coffee Stains on Clothes
Imagine spilling coffee on your blouse… To clean fresh stains off your clothes, the first thing you should try is to wash it in cold water. Run cold water through the back side of the shirt and in case you do it immediately after spilling the coffee, this might be all you need to do to remove the stain. But if you let the stain remain there for a little longer and this doesn’t work, you should try soaking the stain in hot water and detergent for about fifteen to thirty minutes. Then pour the water out and pour fresh hot water and detergent again. Scrub the stain and rinse with warm water.
Using a Stain Stick
There are more methods to remove coffee stains like special stain sticks that you can find on the market. Apply some of the gel on the stain, let it sit for up to ten minutes and rinse. In case the stain is still visible, repeat the process.
Using an Egg Yolk
This is an alternative method you could try. Beat egg yolk and apply on the stained area. Let it sit for a minute and rinse with warm water.
Using vinegar is a good way to treat old coffee stains. Mix one part water and one part vinegar. Apply the mixture to a clean cloth and scrub the stained area then rinse with warm water.
Stubborn Stains on The Kitchen Counter
How disturbing can be an old stubborn coffee stain on the counter? Try to remove the stain with a soft detergent on a sponge. It depends on the surface if this method will be successful. If not, try applying baking soda to the stained area to loosen the stain so it’s easier to clean. Use a damp sponge or cloth and wipe away. If this doesn’t help either, use vinegar applied on a cloth. Scrub with this cloth for a minute and rinse.
There are many ways to get rid of coffee stains. Hope you will find our tips on how to remove old and fresh coffee stains helpful.
July Minor works for an agency that provides guaranteed cleaning service . She knows all sorts of cleaning tricks and she is more than happy to share them.