4 common coffee stains and how to remove them effectively

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Spilled a cup of joe? Not to worry, here's how to remove those pesky coffee stains!

How do we remove coffee stain quickly when a coffee accident happens? Not only do they tend to happen at the worst time, but they are also really inconvenient.

Do not worry if you've split your cup of Joe! Here's how to remove coffee stain from some of the most common coffee accidents. All you need is to make sure you have some of these essentials on hand. In fact, some of these household products might already be staples in your home!

Remove coffee stain from these 4 most common things

1. Mug Stains

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Coffee can stain mugs and cups easily especially if they are white. But a very common mistake is to leave used cups in the sink, instead of washing them immediately. To remedy this, you can try adding some baking soda or salt into each cup when washing them. The added abrasion should help scrub or rub away the stains. Another alternative is to use a paste of baking soda and lemon juice. But for really stubborn stains, try soaking your cups in a mixture of hot water with baking soda, bleach, vinegar or denture tablets.

2. On Clothing

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Sponge up as much stain as you can then soak the soiled clothes in cool water and bicarbonate of soda for 30 minutes.  However, if your coffee has milk or cream in it, make sure you use a detergent that has enzymes in it that will help break down stains. Soaking your clothes with diluted natural enzymes could work too. There are also pre-treatment products you can buy from supermarkets as well, which you can spray or apply directly to remove coffee stain. Alternatively, you can also add chlorine bleach, if it is safe for the fabric and your clothes are white.

3. On upholstery

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To remove coffee stain that has accidentally spilt onto upholstery, quickly grab a cloth to soak up as much of the liquid that was spilt. Then mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap together with two cups of cool water. Then with a clean cloth, dab the stain with this mixture. Keep dabbing until the stain disappears, then sponge it once more with cold water and then blot it dry.

4. On the carpet

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Similarly, if you have spilled coffee on the carpet, start by blotting up as much as you can. Next, make a solution with one tablespoon of dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar and two cups of warm water. Dab small amounts of this mixture with a sponge, then blot it away with a dry cloth until the stain disappears. Think of it as alternating between the sponge and cloth. Finally, finish off by sponging the area with cold water and then blotting the area dry.

Now that you know how to remove coffee stain from just about everything, we hope you can kick back, take a break, make it more relaxing while having a cuppa!

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