DIY Techniques to Get Rid of Coffee Stain out of Carpet

crteam September 19, 2020 Carpet Cleaning , Do It Yourself

You sure might be a coffee lover but dealing with coffee stains is something you might hate the most, especially when the coffee cup gets tumbled on your favorite carpet. If you have just spilled the coffee, then without further ado, blot the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel. Blot it as much as possible. Act fast to remove the stain fast. However, if it is an old coffee stain, be prepared to do some extra work. Don’t worry, it is not going to be tough. Just with a few ingredients, you can get rid of the coffee stain from the carpet. 

A tip before you start:

Whether you are following a homemade technique to clean the stain or using readymade carpet stain removers, make sure to test it, before applying to the carpet fully. Only if it doesn’t affect the carpet fabric, follow the technique.  

Here is a step-by-step guide to getting coffee stains out of carpet:

What all you need 

  • Small bowl
  • Coldwater
  • Dishwashing liquid soap 
  • White clean cloth or paper towel
  • Small bowl
  • Hydrogen peroxide (alternative cleaning solution ingredient)
  • Ammonia (alternative cleaning solution ingredient)
  • Vacuum 

Steps to clean coffee-stained carpet 

Step 1 – Add cold water 

If blotting doesn’t work, the first step you need to do is wet the stained area with cold water. Pour a small amount of cold water, do not over-saturate it.

Step 2 – Blot the water

Dab a clean white cloth on the wet area and blot it dry. Repeat both the steps at least twice or thrice, until the stain vanishes. And remember, just blot, don’t rub or else the stain might spread.

Step 3 – Prepare a cleaning solution 

If the above technique, doesn’t work fully, you can go for a cleaning solution. It’s easy, just mix hydrogen peroxide (1 cup) with dishwashing liquid soap (half teaspoon) in a small bowl. Once the solution is prepared, use a sponge or clean cloth, soak it in the solution, and dab it on the stain. 

Let the solution get soaked on the portion for at least 5 to 10 minutes. Later use a clean towel or paper napkin to blow away the moisture as well as the stain.  

Step 4 – Cleaning solution using ammonia

An alternative cleaning solution, especially if your carpet is made up of wool is using ammonia. You can prepare a cleaning solution by mixing ammonia (one tablespoon ) with a cup of water (one cup).

Dab the solution on the stain with a clean cloth or sponge and then dry it with another dry cloth. This will remove the stain away.  

Step 5 – Use vacuum 

You can also use a vacuum to dry the cleaning solution. Pour the cleaning solution, leave for over 10 minutes, let it saturate, and then dry the wet area with the vacuum. Repeat until the stain is completely removed. 

What if the stain reappears? 

The stain may reappear if it is deep or very stubborn. You can make sure the cleaning solution gets more soaked onto the stain by placing a towel on it and some heavy weight on top of the towel. This will allow the cleaning solution to go deep into the stain and make the removal process more effective. 

You can also use a carpet stain remover. Just follow the instructions given by the manufacturer and follow the cleaning process. Removing coffee stain is actually incredibly easy. So enjoy your cup of coffee without worrying about the stains.