How to Remove Dried Coffee Stains From Carpets
What You'll Need Before You Start:
- Powdered Oxygen Bleach
- Clean White Cloths
If coffee has dried on your carpet, the stain may be a bit more challenging to remove. Powdered oxygen bleach can gently lift and dissolve dried coffee, helping you to get coffee stains out of your carpet even if they've been there for some time.
Here's how to get coffee stains out of carpet, using that stain-removing powerhouse, oxygen bleach:
- Do not use powdered oxygen bleach on wool carpets or carpets that are not labeled for at-home cleaning. Contact a carpet cleaning professional for wool and non-washable carpets. When using on washable carpets, always test oxygen bleach on an inconspicuous spot before using.
- Mix powdered oxygen bleach with water according to label instructions. Make sure powder is completely dissolved before using.
- Apply the oxygen bleach solution to the stain, completely saturating it. Allow to sit one to five minutes, but do not allow the solution to dry on the carpet.
- Blot the stain and solution with a clean white cloth. If any stain remains, repeat steps two through four until the stain is removed.
- Rinse the stain solution out of the carpet with clean water and blot dry.
- Vacuum when carpet is dry.
There's no need to cry over spilled coffee when you know how to remove a coffee stain from your carpets. When you work fast and use the right products, coffee stains can be a thing of the past for your carpets -- and so, too, will be the lingering odor of coffee and the milk or cream you add to your coffee.
As with all stains, the key is quick action. If you already know how to get coffee stains out of carpet, then you're a step ahead, so keep these instructions handy if you just can't get through the day without your cup of joe.