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Guide on Removing Coffee Stains

We’ve all accidentally spilled coffee at some point or another—you’re drowsy and still waking up, and one poorly-timed step is all it takes for you to spill the contents of your mug onto your carpet. Stanley Steemer has created an easy to follow tutorial on removing coffee stains from your carpet, using just a few household items you can also follow along with the video posted above.

For this tutorial you will need:

  • Clean white towels
  • Spray bottle
  • 4 cups of cold water
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • A metal or plastic spoon

If the spill is recent and still damp you should blot up as much coffee as you can, and as quickly as possible. Due to coffee’s acidity a stain can set very quickly and be difficult to remove, so the faster you respond, the easier the stain is to remove.  It’s also highly advised you use a white towel to wipe up the spill, to prevent transferring any dye onto your carpet.

Next, create a solution of one tablespoon liquid dish soap and two cups of water in a spray bottle and spray the affected area. After the solution has been applied, press it into the carpet with a spoon and let the stain sit for one or two minutes. Once the solution has set, blot the area with a clean towel until no more of the stain lifts onto the towel.

Flush the affected area with clean water and then blot it dry with a towel. Pour some hydrogen peroxide into a clean spray bottle and spray the affected area. Let your carpet dry completely before you walk on the spot. This process should remove most mild stains, but if the spot persists call the professionals at Stanley Steemer. Our technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable on removing coffee stains.


All of the regional Stanley Steemer locations are part of a nationwide network.
Each and every home carpet cleaning service is performed in the same manner, so customers know what to expect when they call for subsequent visits by the company’s representatives.
Customer satisfaction ranks very high with this company, particularly when it comes to respecting private property and attention to detail.

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