How To Care For Your Carpet – Coffee Stains

  1. The sooner you can catch a spill, the better. If the spill is fresh, begin by blotting the area to absorb as much as possible. It is best to work from the outside of the spill towards the middle to avoid spreading the stain.

2. Next, spray on plain water and blot with a clean cloth.

3. Repeat until much or all of the coffee is removed. If it is treated promptly, it can often be removed without any staining.

4. If there is a stain left, or if you are unable to get to the stain right away, continue with the following steps.

5. Apply a mild soap or detergent to the area and gently work it by rubbing the fibers between your fingers. Avoid pushing down as you rub as this will push the stain further into the carpet.

6. Spray with water and blot several times to rinse.

7. If there is still some staining, apply a foamy shaving cream to the area and rub it gently with a clean cloth.

8.Blot to remove. Repeat as necessary.

9. Rinse by spraying with clean water and blotting with a clean cloth.

10.Still got staining? Make a paste with baking soda and water. It should be the consistency of toothpaste.

11.Spread the paste onto the stain and allow it to sit and dry.

12. When it is dry, vacuum it away and the stain should be gone.

13. If not, mix 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water and spray the stained area.

14. Blot with a clean cloth to remove. Repeat as necessary.

15. Rinse the area with clean water and blot with a clean cloth.

16.When the stain is completely gone and the area has been rinsed thoroughly, lay a small stack of paper towels over the wet area and either step on it to absorb the water or lay a heavy book on top for a couple of hours. This will help draw out the last bit of water from the carpet fibers.

18. Allow the area to air dry completely.

19. Finally, vacuum to restore the carpet’s texture.

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