Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, however its stains are really annoying. Sometimes it can be difficult to remove stains when they are old, but it is definitely not an impossible task. You don’t need to worry if you have spilled coffee over your clothes or carpet or anywhere. Just grab a few ingredients from your kitchen and remove them effectively with little efforts and without burning a hole in your pocket. Here we have summarized few homemade coffee stain removal methods. Give them a try!
1. Club Soda
Spilled coffee on your new dress, then use club soda to remove the coffee stain from your clothes. First of all blot the stain with a clean white tissue. Now pour club soda over the mark and gently blot until the stain vanishes. You can also use this remedy to remove coffee stains from carpet or table cloth.
2. Egg Yolk
Egg yolk works wonders to remove coffee stains. All you need to do is beat an egg yolk and apply it over the spot. Rub the area using a terry cloth for a couple of minutes. Give final rinse with normal water.
- Alternatively, you can add a few drops of alcohol and warm water to the egg yolk. Now, apply the solution on the stain using a sponge and let it dry. Wash it off later on. The stain will vanish instantly.
Vinegar not only removes coffee stains but is equally effective in removing stains of juices, tea, etc from upholstery, carpets and other fabrics. Just dip a soft towel in white vinegar and blot the mark until it is completely clean. Rinse the cloth thoroughly with water to remove the unpleasant smell of vinegar.
- For large and hard coffee stains, mix vinegar and water in 3:1 ratio. Soak the cloth in the prepared solution for at least 8-9 hours (or overnight). Wash off as you wash your cloth, the following day.
How to Remove Coffee Stains From Clothes
To get rid of coffee stains is not a tough row to hoe. You just need to learn some techniques to clean up the stain from your favorite fabric.
4. Lemon Juice
This is another effective coffee stain removal method. Start by washing the cloth with water. Before you proceed with the remedy, test the color fastness of the cloth. For this apply some lemon juice on any part of the cloth that is not visible from outside. If the color of the fabric does not fade away, then pour lemon juice on the stain and blot it using any white tissue or sponge. Apply the lemon juice again and let it sit for some time and blot again. Repeat if necessary, and wash regularly.
5. Vinegar and Dish-washing Liquid
This method works only if the stains are fresh. First of all put the piece of cloth on table or on a flat surface. Next, take a white towel or a colorless tissue; damp it with water and blot the stain with it. Remove as much as possible (don’t rub the stain as it may spread). Now, put the cloth under running water for some time and squeeze out the excess water. After this take some liquid detergent and apply it directly over the stain. Let it sit for some time and remove the detergent with a cloth soaked in vinegar. Wash the cloth again as you wash any other cloth and air dry it.
6. Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide has been used for many household purposes since ages. Mostly 3% concentration of this is used as it is not harmful and is sufficient for removing stains. Before you start with the remedy, test the color fastness of the fabric on a small portion. If the color of the fabric does not fade away, use this remedy directly over the stain. Pour hydrogen peroxide on the stain and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Later on wash off the cloth with a mild detergent. Repeat if necessary, keeping a gap of 1 or 2 hours in between. This method works for both old and new stains.
- If the stain is old or it has already set then mix some amount of liquid detergent with hydrogen peroxide and proceed in the same manner.
7. Rubbing Alcohol
Rubbing alcohol can be found in products like hand sanitizer, deodorants, etc., and works wonder in removing coffee stains. Also, these are not too harsh on clothes. Just apply it directly on the stain and swab gently with a sponge or any soft cloth. If the stain is still there, repeat it twice or thrice. Wash regularly afterwards.
Note: Don’t use this method on regular basis as it may damage the cloth.
8. Baking Soda
For this method, you will need a soft cloth (preferably white) and some baking soda. Place the stained cloth on a flat surface. Take another piece of cloth and dip it in the paste prepared by mixing water and baking soda. Blot the stained cloth gently and wash the cloth in the running water afterwards.
For coffee stained fabrics, prepare a blotter by mixing glycerin, dish washing detergent (preferably liquid) and water in 1:1:8 ratio. First of all, start cleaning the stain with water. Now, apply the blotter on the stain with a few drops of white vinegar. Next, dip an absorbent pad in the same blotter and place it over the mark. Replace the pads when it picks up stain or when required. Rinse off with water. Once you have washed the cloth, dry them out in the sunlight inside out. This will fade the stain and make it disappear eventually.
- If any traces of the stain are still left then, apply rubbing alcohol and place absorbent pads over it. Replace, when required.
Note: This remedy is more suitable for silk, wool and burlap fabric
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Teeth
Coffee stains on the teeth occurs when tannins is deposited on the enamel, as a result of regular consumption of coffee. Tooth whitening paste and oral hygiene are of much help and you should always brush your teeth after sipping coffee. In addition to this, you can try simple home remedies also to get rid of coffee spots.
10. Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide Paste
Hydrogen peroxide is a wonderful whitening agent and baking soda is a natural stain remover and therefore, these ingredients make perfect toothpaste to brighten your teeth. Firstly, take 1 tsp of baking soda and three or four drops of 3 % hydrogen peroxide. Mix these well to prepare a thick paste. Carefully brush your teeth with the mixture using a soft toothbrush or you can use ear-buds and apply the mix on the spots. Repeat this procedure once a day until you observe satisfactory results.
11. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a panacea for stubborn stains on teeth. It is very effective but a little time consuming. Just brush with a little amount of ACV followed by brushing with regular toothpaste, everyday. You will gradually see positive results.
Note: Be careful with the amount of ACV, as excess of it can harm your tooth enamel.
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Carpet
12. Vinegar, Water And Soap
To remove the stains, firstly, blot the area as much as you can. Now, take a bowl and add 1 tbsp each of vinegar and liquid detergent. Now add 2 cups of warm water. Mix it well and apply this on the mark slowly and keep blotting the stain. Do this until it is completely vanished.
Beer is another effective ingredient to remove the coffee stains from a carpet. Pour beer liberally over the mark and rub it slowly, moving in circular direction. Repeat the process 2-3 times to remove the stain completely.
Carpets are generally made up of delicate fibers. Hence, using detergent for removing blemish may damage them. Firstly, spray some water over the stain. Now add ¼ tsp of mild shampoo in 1 liter of water. Spray the solution over the stain and keep on blotting it with a clean piece of cloth. If you are using a tissue then, use a spoon over the tissue and press it gently. Give a final rinse with water and blot it with a dry towel.
15. Lemon and Water
For this method, gently blot the stain with a towel without scrubbing it as the carpet may absorb oils and will cause the stain to set. Now, pour 1 cup of cold water on the mark and prepare a solution by mixing 2 cups of water with ¼ cup of lemon juice. Use a sponge to apply the solution on the mark. Rinse the area with cold water. Repeat if required.
16. White Foam Shaving Cream
Have you ever thought of cleaning a coffee stain with the shaving cream? If not, give it a try. Shaving cream helps get rid of those stubborn stains. First of all, clean the area with some water and blot it with a clean cloth. Now, spread the foamy shaving cream on the stained area. Let it settle down. After a couple of minutes blot the area with a clean cloth and rinse with cold water. If required, you can use a mixture of baking soda and water after using the above remedy.
How To Remove Coffee Stains From Cups And Mugs
If you spot a stain of coffee in your mug or cup then take a piece of wet cloth; sprinkle some salt on it and rub the mark on the mug with this cloth. It will help remove the stain thoroughly. Wash off the mug afterwards with clean water.
18. Corn Starch and Vinegar
For this method you will need 1 tbsp each of corn starch and white vinegar. Mix them well and make a paste (you can add more vinegar if you don’t find the consistency of the paste good enough). Spread this paste on the stains and let it stay for a couple of minutes. Rub it gently and the mark will disappear.
- You can add baking soda and salt to the prepared mixture if the stains are tough.
19. Lemon, Baking Soda and Salt
Take equal amount of salt and baking soda; squeeze a lemon in it. Mix all the ingredients properly. Now apply this paste on your cups and leave it for some time. Scrub a little and wash your cups with regular water.
- Instead, you can only use baking soda or lemon to clean your cups.
20. White Toothpaste
Rubbing white toothpaste on the stains is another effective way to remove coffee stains from your mug. Just leave it for sometime before rinsing. The stains will vanish instantly making your cups shine.
21. Bleach and Water
Bleach has been used for years to remove tough stains and marks. To remove coffee stains, add a little amount of bleach to the cup and fill it with hot water. Leave it for 8-9 hours (or overnight) and rinse well the following day.
22. Salt and Vinegar
Take salt and vinegar in equal proportions and mix properly in a bowl. Now spread it over the stain and leave it for some time. Afterwards, scrub it off with a damp cloth.
- Work on the coffee stains as soon as possible.
- Read the wash instructions on the cloth before applying any of the above remedy.
- If the cloth is delicate then give it to a professional cleaner.
- Use baby wipes to blot the stains from delicate fabric.
- Don’t rub the stain else, it will spread.
- Don’t over wash the stain.
- Don’t rub bar soap on a fresh stain directly, as it may actually set the stain.
- Don’t iron or machine dry the fabric that has stains, as it may set the stain.