There’s nothing worse than spilling coffee. Coffee can drip onto your work station, stain your shirt, or even your carpet! Once on your carpet, it leaves a disgusting brown spot. That’ll leave a mark that’ll forever be a reminder of your clumsiness. What’s worse is if someone else had stained the carpet such as a house gathering or party.
Even if you have a busy schedule, don’t put off cleaning coffee spills. It’s much easier to get rid of the stain if treated early. Coffee stains might feel like an emergency. But even if you procrastinated cleaning your coffee stain for a week or longer, we’ve got a five-step solution for you.
How to Get Rid of Coffee Stains Out of Your Carpet
Step 1: Wet the Stain
Gently use warm water to wet the stain to loosen the dried coffee. Pat the wet area using a dry cloth, preferably white. To avoid the brown color to ooze into other areas of the carpet, start from the edges and make your way to the inner parts of the stain. Keep repeating this step of wetting the stain and dabbing the area dry until there’s no more coffee that transfers to your cloth.
Step 2: Create Your Own Homemade Cleaner
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need expensive commercial cleaning products to clean your carpet. You can easily remove coffee stains using commonly used home supplies. For this DIY method, mix a spoonful of white vinegar, 2 cups of water, and a spoonful of dish soap together in a dish. Continue to stir to ensure the ingredients are mixed well.
Step 3: Apply Cleaner Solution into Stain
Dab a clean cloth into your DIY cleaner, and lightly dab it onto the stain going from the outer edges to the inside. When the cloth is dry, dip the cloth into the solution again as needed. Spot dry the wet area using a towel to lift the coffee out of the carpet fibers.
Step 4: Make a New DIY Cleaner if Coffee Contained Cream or Sugar
Mix a cup of warm water along and a cupful amount of enzyme laundry detergent into a new dish to create a new cleaning solution. Stir the solution to ensure it’s mixed well. To get rid of the stickiness of the cream and sugar, dab the dry cloth into the new cleaning solution and gently pat it on the stain.
Step 5: Wash out the Carpet
Using cool water, wash the carpet thoroughly. Soak up the water using a towel and try to take out as much liquid as you can. Then let your carpet air-dry. Do not walk on the carpet while it’s still wet.
Hire a Professional
Sometimes doing it yourself is difficult and can be just as tough as removing water stains. For those hard-to-remove stains, consider hiring expert carpet cleaners to get it out for you. Denver Carpet Cleaning has stain removal experts to remove anything from coffee stains to pet stains and everything in between out of your carpet. Just use their online booking system to schedule your appointment today.