How To Remove Espresso Stains From Carpet
Sometimes, your clumsiness can result in spilling your espresso on the carpet. These stains can be unsightly, but they aren’t very difficult to remove.
What you will need:
- Cleaning solution (1/4 teaspoon non bleaching detergent or carpet shampoo per 1 liter of warm water)
- Heavy object
- If the stain is fresh, take a towel and blot the area. This will help to remove most of the espresso stain before it can really set in to the carpet.
- Spray some lukewarm water on the stain to dampen it for ease of removal.
- Take the cleaning solution (recipe above) and apply it to the stain using a clean white cloth. Be liberal with the solution – it’s harmless and will not stain or bleach the carpet further. Take a spoon and massage the cloth with it to work the solution into the carpet without damaging it or rubbing the stain.
- Rinse the area and remove any excess liquid with a clean cloth. Gently blot the area, don’t rub it (that will exacerbate any of the stain that remains).
- Dry the carpet. This is the most important part, because the drying process can get out even the deepest of carpet stains. Take a dry dishtowel and put it over the dampened spot. Put a heavy object on top of the towel (you can put a plastic bag in between if you’re worried about damage to the object). Allow this to sit overnight for the best results.