Imagine in a morning, a cup of coffee drip on your carpet, leaving an unsightly, sometimes sticky stain as a reminder of your clumsy coffee calamity.
It’s best to treat coffee spills early, but with your hectic schedule. You might sometimes have to put off cleaning the stain until later. If you spilled your coffee last week and you’re just now trying to remove the old coffee stain on carpet, follow these five steps for the results you’re hoping for.
1. Lightly wet the stain
With warm water to loosen the dried coffee stain on the carpet. Then, blot the area with a dry white cloth. As you to prevent the colour from seeping to surrounding fibers, you should start at the edges of the stain and moving inward. Continue to wet and blot the stain until no more coffee transfers from the carpet onto your cloth.
2. Make your own cleaner
By using supplies you already have at home, you can remove coffee stains on carpet as instantly and less expensively, as buying commercial cleaning products. An effective coffee stain remover consists of one tablespoon dish washing liquid, one tablespoon white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. Combine these in a dish and stir the carpet cleaners with a spoon.
3. Apply the cleaner
With a clean cloth. As with the first step, blot from the edges of the stain and move inward. Dip the cloth into the dish as needed to refresh the cleaning solution. Blot with a dry towel to remove more of the coffee stain as it lifts from the carpet fibers.
4. If the coffee contained cream or sugar
Combine one capful of enzyme laundry detergent and one cup warm water in a fresh dish. Stir the solution to blend it well. Using a new cloth, dab this cleaning solution onto the old coffee stain to help break down the stickiness of the cream and sugar.
5. Rinse the carpet with cool water
Blot up as much liquid as possible with a towel, and allow the carpet to air dry the rest of the way. After that, avoid walking on the area until the spot has dried completely.