There’s nothing like a freshly brewed french press first thing in the morning to get your day kicked off with a hit of caffeine!
Coffee is one of the most common spillages that we come across in our work. And sometimes, if the stain has been treated incorrectly, it may appear impossible to remove.
But as with most stains, the key is to react quickly as once the coffee has dried, it will prove much more difficult for you to completely remove.
Here’s a photo of a recent large coffee stain removal we completed for one of our carpet cleaning customers in Bridgend:
If you do want to attempt removing the stain yourself, here’s how to tackle it:
First, dab the stain with an absorbent towel, being careful not to spread the stain or push it deep into the fibers.
Then, using a mix of 50/50 water and white wine vinegar, pour very small amounts of the solution onto the stain (or use a spray bottle) and once again dab carefully to extract the liquid and coffee.
Repeat this process several times until the stain has been removed.
*Be careful not to over-wet your carpet, always making sure the towel absorbs most of the moisture each time*.
Then, place a clean towel over the stain – weigh it down with a heavy book or other such weight and remove after a few hours. Any remnants of the stain should have transferred from the pile to the towel.
In some cases, you may find it impossible to remove coffee stains. DO NOT attempt to use branded stain removers from your local store – they can potentially dye the stain and permanently ‘set’ it.
If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’re more than happy to offer free advice over the phone.