How to Clean Coffee Stains on Carpet

When They’re Fresh and Set-In


Coffee stain on carpet

Coffee is a notorious stain source. It’s bound to end up on your clothing as you try to sip from your to-go mug. Even your teeth can sport coffee stains. Your carpeting is no different. Learn how to clean coffee stains on carpet.

How to Clean Coffee Stains on Carpet

Step 1: Act Fast!

If you are able to take action immediately, grab a white cloth and lightly blot up the excess liquid. Pour a bit of cold water directly on the stain to dilute the remaining liquid. Use a clean cloth and blot again. Repeat this process until the cloth doesn’t change color anymore.

Step 2: Make Your Own Stain-Remover

Solution A: Baking soda. Make a paste of three-parts-water with one-part baking soda. Apply it to the stained area, let it dry, and then vacuum it up. Repeat as necessary.

Solution B: Vinegar. Mix two cups of water, one tablespoon of vinegar, and one tablespoon of dish soap in a bowl. Use a sponge to apply the solution directly on the stain, and blot it dry. Repeat as necessary.

How to Clean Set-In Coffee Stains on Carpet

Like any set-in stain, coffee can be tough to clean up after days, weeks, or months after a spill. That is especially true if the coffee stain is in the middle of a high-traffic area because every step can grind the stain deeper in.

When you’re dealing with a set-in stain, start with a little bit of warm water to loosen the dried coffee. Using your white cloth, work the stain inward so you don’t risk extending the stain to other fibers. Use the Solution B (vinegar) stain-remover to work the coffee stain out.

Tough Coffee Stains on Your Carpet? Call JDog Carpet Cleaning.

The Veterans and Military family members at JDog Carpet Cleaning are here to help handle the toughest cleaning jobs in your homeā€”like when your coffee ends up all over the carpet. In addition to offering carpet cleaning services for your whole house, we provide other services to address particularly resilient stains like ink and pet stains. We take great care in choosing the right method to remove these persistent messes from the delicate areas of your home, whether it’s on your sofa, rug, or carpet. Call us today at 844-655-JDOG for a free quote and to schedule a cleaning.


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