How to remove coffee stains from dishes and textiles

Violet Field inLifestyleJul 6, 2020 2 min read271 views

No more brown stains on mugs, clothes, furniture, and carpets.

Mugs

If you left a coffee mug in the sink and only reached a couple of days before washing your hands, it will not be so easy to clean it. To make your task easier, add a little soda, which is a soft abrasive, to regular dishwashing detergent. Pour it into a cup and rub it with a soapy sponge.

Clothing

Soak the stain or the whole thing in cold water for half an hour. Rub the problem area with a stain remover to remove coffee marks as much as possible. Then wash as usual.

If there was milk or cream in the coffee, use a detergent with enzymes in the wash. You can also add chlorine bleach if the fabric allows. To find out, check the information on the label: a crossed triangle means that whitening is prohibited.

Upholstery

Mix a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with two cups of cold water. Dampen a white rag in this solution and rub the stain. Repeat the procedure until the dirt disappears, and then wipe the place where it was with a clean, damp cloth.

Carpets

Blot as much coffee as possible with a paper towel. Then mix a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent, a tablespoon of white vinegar, and two glasses of warm water. Rub the stain with a white rag soaked in this solution. Apply a little liquid at a time and periodically pat the surface with a napkin or towel. Continue until the stain disappears. Finally, wipe with a sponge dipped in clean water and pat dry.