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Coffee stains on the carpet: instructions for removing coffee stains and cleaning the carpet thoroughly.
Sara, a reader of ours, contacted me onFacebook hunting for natural remedies for carpet stains and wrote to me:how can i remove old coffee stains from the carpet? The coffee stains are at least a month old.
In fact, Sara should have thought about it first and acted promptly, at the same time as the catastrophe ... however there is still a glimmer of hope. Here is a guide that will explain to Sara, and to those who are in her situation, how to remove coffee stains from carpet.
Coffee stains on the carpet
When it comes tocoffee, it is time that makes the difference. The more promptly you act, the less chance there is of residue or streaks. Thecoffee stains on the carpetthey are a reminder: they remind us of our carelessness and our delay in surgery.
Here are the instructions that will help you get rid of coffee stains from the carpet. This process is useful for both old coffee stains and newly generated coffee stains.
- Shaving gel
- Hand soap or dish soap (no bleach)
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Spray bottle (optional)
- Absorbent paper towels or soft towels
To avoid any negative effects, test the procedure on a small, more hidden piece of fabric.
- If the coffee stain on the carpet is still damp, blot with a clean cloth and soak up all the coffee.
- Apply the soap to the area affected by the stain. Rub gently working the fibers of thecarpetwith the fingers. Rub between your fingers (if the coffee stain is extended, between your hands) avoiding to push the fibers towards the floor.
- Sprinkle abundantly with water, rinse and leave to dry.
If the coffee stain hasn't penetrated deeply into the fibers, the above should probably be enough to clean the carpet. If the stain persists or there is still a halo, continue as described below:
- Apply, selectively to the area to be treated, some shaving foam and rub gently with a clean cloth.
- Dry, inspect and possibly repeat the operation.
- Rinse by spraying with water and let it dry by dabbing with a clean cloth.
If the stain persists, deeper residues can be removed with a DIY stain remover based on baking soda. Continue as follows:
- Make a paste with baking soda and water. The paste should have the consistency of toothpaste.
- Spread the paste on the stain and let it act until the most superficial layer is completely hardened.
- When the pasta is dry, vacuum the pasta with a vacuum cleaner, the stain should also disappear.
- If the paste was not effective, mix one part of white vinegar with two parts of water.
- Mix well and sprinkle generously on the stain.
- Blot with a clean cloth and admire the result.
When the coffee stain on the sofa is almost completely gone, you should rinse again with water and vinegar. Sprinkle abundantly on the area to be treated. Take a terry towel and spread it overcarpetstill wet. Press it with a book and leave the towel on it for at least a couple of hours, this measure will keepsoakingeven the last remnants of the stain making it easy to remove.
Only when the stain has completely disappeared, rinse with fresh water and leave the carpet in the open air to allow it to dry completely.
N.B .: on this page we have seen the rnatural remedies to remove coffee stains from the carpethowever, there are specific detergents on the market for coffee stains. Such products are useful for removing coffee stains from walls, carpet, sofa or other fabrics.