Do you love enjoying your fresh hot cup of coffee while sitting back in the company of your friends? If so, it probably has happened to spill some coffee on your favourite upholstered sofa, chair, carpet or even your car seat.
A typical cup of coffee contains sugar, milk, coffee granules, and water. Coffee stains contain oils that stick to surfaces and are quick to be absorbed. Porous surfaces hold these oils and cause a discoloration.
But you do not have to worry or spend much money on expensive cleaning solutions to treat such common stains. Sipping coffee occurs frequently and every coffee lover should be familiar with the following simple instructions for coffee stain removal.
Be sure NOT to aggressively scrub the affected area. Doing this will make the coffee stains spread further. Instead, try to blot as much of the excess liquid as you can in the fastest way possible. Gently use a white, clean cloth or a paper towel for the purpose.
Then, mix 1 cup warm water with 1 tablespoon dish-washing liquid. Apply the solution on a white, soft cloth and sponge the stain in a circular motion. After that, blot from the outside in until the moisture is absorbed. Repeat treatment with the solution if needed. When the spot is gone, sponge the affected upholstery or carpet area with plain cold water. Blot with a clean white towel and let the area dry.
If the stain still appears, another mixture you could try for cleaning coffee stains includes 1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 cup water.