How to Remove a Coffee Stain
Removing a coffee stain is not difficult. For fabrics, the best way to remove a coffee stain is to put a little soap on the stain before washing the garment.
If the stain remains, white vinegar, bleach (only on white fabrics), and rubbing alcohol at 90° can be useful. More original, the egg yolk is also very effective.
Cleaning a coffee stain on leather
To remove a coffee stain from leather:
– Mix a glass of water with a glass of rubbing alcohol.
– Soak a cloth in the solution.
– Dab the stain.
– Wipe with a dry cloth.
– Press a handkerchief on the stain.
– Apply diluted egg yolk to the stain.
– Let it work.
– Rinse off.
– Absorb the stain with a paper towel.
– Dilute vinegar with water.
– Dab this mixture on the stain.
– If traces remain, rub with a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol.
Removing a coffee stain from fabric or clothing
Before cleaning a coffee stain on a fabric, check the composition of the fabric to avoid using the wrong detergent.
On a synthetic fabric or jeans
– Rub the stain with a soapy cloth.
– Turn the fabric in the washing machine.
– For colored cotton: Soap the stain.
– For white cotton: dab a cloth with bleach on the stain.
– Put the cloth in the machine.
Rub the stain with a dry soap.
Start the cotton cycle of your washing machine.
– Dab the stain with a cotton pad soaked in diluted rubbing alcohol.
– Rinse with clear water.
– If the stain remains, add acetic acid.
On satin or velvet
– Press an absorbent cloth on the stain.
– Using a cloth soaked in vinegar and water, rub the stain.
– If the stain resists, add rubbing alcohol to the detergents.
– Apply a cotton cloth soaked in ammonia with diluted glycerine.
– Put the garment in the washing machine.
Another effective detergent is rubbing alcohol at 90°.
On goat or sheep hair or skin
Dab some rubbing alcohol on the stain.
Other effective detergents: ammonia with glycerine.
On natural fur
– Dilute glycerine and ammonia in water.
– Apply this mixture to the coffee stain with a cloth.
On synthetic fur
– Sponge the stain.
– Rub the stain with a cotton ball moistened with vinegar.
– If the stain persists, put rubbing alcohol on the stain and rub.
– Run a sponge full of soapy water over the stain.
– Rinse and wipe off.
Removing a coffee stain from wood
Got a coffee stain on wood? Here’s how to clean it.
On white wood
– Rub the stain with a cloth soaked in linseed oil and gasoline.
Other effective detergents: mayonnaise, sandpaper with pumice powder, ammonia with water, black soap.
On waxed wood
– Rub the stain with a damp sponge containing pumice.
– Remove any remaining traces with sandpaper.
– Wash with clean water.
Other effective detergents: mayonnaise, gasoline with linseed oil, ammonia with water, black soap, polish.
On painted wood
Rub the stained area with a cotton ball moistened with mineral spirits.
Rub with a damp cloth until the stain disappears completely!
Cleaning a coffee stain on a floor or wall
Removing a coffee stain from a wall must be done according to the support.
On natural fibers (sea rush, jute, coconut)
– Press an absorbent paper on the stain as soon as possible.
– Rub the stain with a cloth containing vinegar and water.
– If traces remain, apply alcohol on a cloth.
– Sponge the coffee stain.
– Sprinkle with carpet stain remover available in drugstores.
– Apply a cotton swab moistened with rubbing alcohol.
– If the stain persists: dab the stain with a cloth soaked in 5% sodium bisulfite.
– Rinse with clean water.
Another effective detergent is white vinegar.
On linoleum or tiles
A coffee stain on linoleum simply disappears with a little soapy water.
On cement or concrete
– Rub the stain with a cloth moistened with diluted egg yolk.
On terracotta or brick
To get rid of a coffee stain on a terracotta object:
– If the stain is fresh: apply a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.
– If the stain is soaked: dip a cotton swab in turpentine (with gloves) and treat the stained area.
Caution: It is better to treat a recent stain. The older the stain, the more dangerous the detergent used. Wear gloves in all cases.
If the wallpaper does not wash, try to reduce the stain by erasing it with a schoolboy eraser.
Another effective detergent: breadcrumbs.
If the wallpaper is washable:
– Dab a cotton swab moistened with vinegar water on the stain.
– If there are still residues, apply another cotton swab containing rubbing alcohol.
Removing a coffee stain from a smooth surface
Cleaning a coffee stain from a smooth surface is often as simple as blotting it.
On plastic or rubber
– Place a tissue on the stain to absorb some of the stain.
– Dampen a sponge with scouring powder.
– Wash with water.
– Wipe clean.
On glass, window, or crystal
Scrub the coffee stain with a soft, damp brush.
On ceramic, earthenware, porcelain, or enamel
A sponge and soapy water are sufficient to remove a coffee stain from ceramic.
Removing a coffee stain from metal
To remove a coffee stain from stainless steel, simply sponge it off.
On the other hand, polish the stain with a cloth soaked in white vinegar for copper or brass objects.
Cleaning a coffee stain on stone
If you get a coffee stain on stone, clean it by rubbing it with a damp sponge.
If the sponge doesn’t work:
– Dilute a little bleach in a large amount of water.
– Dab the stain with a cloth dipped in the mixture.
– Rinse and dry.
Caution: For safety reasons, do not handle bleach without using gloves.
Other effective detergents: hydrogen peroxide, and scouring powder.
– Wash the stained area with soap and water.
– If traces remain, dab a little ammonia with a damp cloth.
– Wipe with a cloth and water.
Wipe the stain with a damp cloth until it is completely removed.
– Apply vinegar and water to the stain.
– If the result is unsatisfactory, rub with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol.
List of detergents for cleaning coffee stains
– Rubbing alcohol
– Can of bleach
– Acetic acid
– Vegetable glycerin
– Dry shampoo for carpets and rugs
– Sodium bisulfite can
– Turpentine essence
– Linseed oil
– White vinegar
– Bottle of odorless mineral spirits
– Pumice powder
– Scouring powder