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Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet

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Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet

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The same rules that work to remove coffee stains from your clothing can work for your carpet. Your first line of attack is blotting and cold water. If the stain is fresh, this might be all you need to do the trick.
Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 15-30 min

Here's How:

  1. Use a clean white cloth to blot up as much of the coffee as possible.

    Keep pressing new clean sections of the cloth onto the stain onto the cloth until no more of the coffee transfers onto it.

  2. Pour a small amount of cold water onto the coffee stain. Use a new clean white cloth and continue to blot up all of the liquid. You might need to repeat this process at least twice depending on the type of coffee and how much landed on the carpet. Don't over saturate the carpet. You are trying to dilute the coffee but still be able to soak it up with your cloth.
  3. As a final step, use your favorite carpet stain remover.

    Be sure to follow the instructions thoroughly. Don't over-spray the cleaner since cleaner residue in your carpet can actually attract more dirt in the long run.

What You Need

  • Clean white cloths
  • Cold water
  • Carpet stain remover
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