Coffee spills are inevitable when you’re dedicated to a morning cup of joe. If your beloved mug of coffee splatters onto the carpet, it leaves an unsightly, sometimes-sticky stain as a reminder of your clumsy coffee calamity.
Thankfully, Molly Maid knows how to clean coffee stains from carpet.
How to Clean Coffee Out of Carpet
It’s best to treat a coffee spill on your carpet while it’s still wet by blotting it up with a clean cloth. Then clean any residual stain as necessary.
With your hectic schedule, though, you might need to put off cleaning the stain until later. If you spilled your coffee last week, and you’re just now trying to figure out how to remove the old coffee stain from your carpet, follow these five steps for the results you’re hoping for …
How to Get Coffee Stains Out of Carpet
- Lightly wet the stain with warm water to loosen the dried coffee. Then, blot the area with a dry white cloth starting at the edges of the stain and moving inward to prevent the color from seeping to surrounding fibers. Continue to wet and blot the stain until no more coffee transfers from the carpet onto your cloth.
- Make your own cleaner. Using supplies you already have at home, you can remove coffee stains from carpeting just as successfully as with expensive commercial products. An effective homemade coffee stain remover consists of one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Combine these in a bowl and stir the solution with a spoon.
- Apply the cleaner with a clean cloth. Blot from the edges of the stain and move inward. Dip the cloth back into the bowl as needed. Blot the stain with a dry towel to remove the stain from the carpet fibers.
- If the coffee contained cream or sugar, combine one capful of enzyme laundry detergent and one cup warm water in a fresh dish. Stir the solution to blend it well. Using a new cloth, dab this cleaning solution onto the old coffee stain to help break down the stickiness of the cream and sugar.
- Rinse the carpet with cool water. Blot up as much liquid as possible with a towel, and allow the carpet to air-dry the rest of the way. Avoid walking on the area until the spot has dried completely.
Get Help Removing Stains
These do-it-yourself methods to remove coffee stains from carpet may be sufficient, but for particularly stubborn coffee stains, you might need a professional carpet cleaners’ help. While Molly Maid does not clean carpets other than vacuuming, our insured, licensed and uniformed housekeepers have experience getting out all kinds of stains.