Removing tea or coffee stains from carpets

Aug 8, 2021

Besides leaving unsightly and sticky marks on the carpet, tea or coffee marks needs urgent attention before they become permanent. Therefore, to get the best result please make sure that you treat the stain when it is still wet. However, as we never plan in advance to have accidents, tea or coffee stains can still be removed even well after they have dried.

Most people will be surprised to find that a solution of baking soda, distilled white vinegar and any detergent will do the trick. You will need to first use a detergent to clean the carpet in gentle circular motions and please avoid applying aggressive pressure as it will spread the stain deeper into fabric and threads. DO NOT USE BLEACH. Bleach will damage your carpet and any other upholstery. Fill a spraying bottle and gently spray onto the areas and then use paper towels to pat dry and soak in the excessive water. Sprinkle some baking soda on the wet patch and leave it for about half an hour to absorb all the excessive moisture. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck in all the baking soda and the stain should disappear.

*For stubborn stains, you will need to make a solution of water and vinegar in equal measures to treat the stain once again. Pat down using paper towels to soak in the excess water and then leave to dry.

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