Tuesday, July 26, 2011

How to Clean a Coffee Stain from Rug

Spilled coffee quickly soaks into rugs, leaving unsightly brown stains. If sugar has been added to the coffee, the stickiness should be handled in addition to the brown staining. Proper cleaning methods and tools can remove the coffee stain, returning the bright appearance of your carpet.

Here are some simple steps to follow when cleaning a coffee stain.
  1. Get the following items: paper towels, trash bag, spray bottle, bowl, dish detergent, white vinegar, sponge, rags, hydrogen peroxide and a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.
  2. Cover the stain with paper towels and press them to soak up the coffee. Replace the soiled towels with clean ones and continue to absorb the liquid until no more coffee is soaked into the paper towels.
  3. Pour cold water onto the coffee-stained area of the rug, and blot up the moisture with paper towels. Keep doing this step until most of the stain is removed from the rug.
  4. Make a solution of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of dish detergent, and 2 cups of warm water. Dunk a clean sponge into the cleaning solution, and squeeze out excess liquid. Treat the remaining coffee stain, , as Parsons Green cleaners suggest, by blotting from the periphery of the stain towards the centre. Rinse and dip the sponge into the solution frequently to prevent spreading the coffee with a soiled sponge.
  5. Use a damp cloth to rinse the rug by blotting.
  6. If the coffee stains is still visible, dampen a cloth with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and blot the area until the stain is completely gone. If this doesn't work, consider hiring professionals such as carpet cleaning Clapham team.
  7. Use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to extract the moisture, then leave the carpet to air dry before walking on it.

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