Our days are incomplete if we don’t start and finish them with a nice and warm cup of coffee. But sometimes Coffee spills are just inevitable, especially if you’re late for work and trying to finish breakfast as fast as possible! If your favorite mug of coffee splatters onto the area rug, it will leave unsightly, sometimes a sticky coffee stain as a reminder of your clumsy coffee calamity.
But as long as you have us by your side, you don’t have to worry about stains at all! In this quick guide, We’ll tell you how to remove coffee stains from your rugs at home in no time.
We highly recommend you treat the coffee stain while they’re still wet. Start by blotting them firmly with a paper towel or a clean cloth. Keep repeating this until the stained area on your rug is completely dry.
The general principle of all stains is that the sooner you get into action, the better you’ll remove them. A dried and long-stuck coffee stain is always more challenging to remove. Follow these steps for the results if you don’t want to see that ugly coffee stain on your rugs anymore!
Lightly wet the stains with lukewarm water if the coffee was pretty dense. Then, blot the stained area with a dry paper towel or cloth, starting at the edges of the coffee stain and moving inward to prevent the color from seeping to surrounding fibers. Continue to wet and blot the stain until the cloth you’re using is dry.
Note: Avoid scrubbing the stain. That will spread it and make it more difficult to remove. If your rug is antique with delicate fibers, blotting the coffee stain might lead to a color run.
Make your own stain cleaner with the supplies you already have at home. You can remove coffee stains from running. You can make an effective coffee stain remover at home with one tablespoon of white, one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, vinegar, and two cups of water. Mix them in a bowl and stir the solution with a spoon.
Then, apply the cleaner with a clean cloth. Blot from the edges of the coffee stains and move them inward. Keep blotting the coffee stain with a dry towel to remove it from the rug fibers.
If the coffee contains cream or sugar, combine one cupful of enzyme laundry detergent and one cup of lukewarm water. Mix the solution to make it slick. With a new cloth, dab this cleaning solution onto the coffee stains to help break down the stickiness of the cream and sugar.
Note: Dish soap and white vinegar might be harmful to some natural fiber and antique rugs. Ask a rug expert before using this solution to make sure it won’t hurt your rugs.
Use cool water and start blotting up as much liquid as possible with a towel. Then, allow the rug to air-dry the rest of the way. Avoid walking in the area until the spot has dried completely.
Note: Rinsing the rug at home might be tricky. Due to their long piles and deep textures, you can’t extract the moisture entirely from them, and that residual dampness leads to mold, mildew, and bug damage in your rug.
These DIY methods to remove coffee stains from the rug may be sufficient, but for old and stubborn coffee stains, you might need to get help from a rug expert.
Khazai Rug Cleaning, relying on fifth-generation expertise, uses its own licensed %100 organic rug cleaning solutions that remove the nasty stains but are totally safe for your children, pets, and rugs.
If you have trouble with stains on your valuable area rugs, give us a call today and ask for the top-grade rug cleaning in Louisville, KY!
For more help with other types of stains, visit our comprehensive Stain Removal Guide.