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Fix You With Coffee Stains

Fashion is one way or another part of the coffee culture, but that delicious coffee doesn't look all that appealing now that it's all over your clothes.

There are lots of great coffee blogs out there, but finding information on treating coffee stains can be difficult. Here is some useful information you should know.

Remove Coffee Stains from Synthetic and Cotton Fabrics with a Similar Technique

Synthetic fabrics are generally more durable, but not as flexible as they always are. Also, if not cleaned in time, they can change color permanently, lose their shape or structure. What you should do:

Soak the fabric in a quart of warm water, ½ teaspoon of dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Leave it for 15 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Wipe the fabric using a damp sponge with alcohol, rubbing it on the stain.

Remove any remaining coffee.

Wash the fabric normally.

Removing coffee from cotton is slightly easier than from synthetic fabric. Cotton is denser and dries more slowly. Difficult stains will require a little extra work. Here's how to clean tough stains:

Pour in liquid fabric detergent or stain remover and saturate the affected stain area.

Wash the clothes as soon as possible with your normal load of laundry.

Repeat the process until the fabric is clean.

Pay More Attention to Dry Coffee Stains

After the coffee spilled on it dries, it is not impossible to save your clothes from permanent stains. Follow the cleaning steps below:

Apply a non-bleach, regular liquid laundry detergent or non-bleaching fabric stain treatment directly to the affected area. Liquid dish soap will also help when used in place of fabric detergent or stain treatment if nothing more specifically formulated.

Fully penetrate the fabric with liquid laundry detergent, stain treatment or liquid dish soap.

Rub it in gently before letting it sit for a few hours or overnight. Alternatively, soak the garment in cold water after treating the area. This is a quicker but less effective way of removing dry coffee from fabric.

Keep the fabric wet and then wash in cold water.

Repeat until clean.

Try Using Coffee Stain Removal Tips

Regular coffee stains are relatively easy to clean, but require a bit more work for worst-case scenarios. Here are some other ideas when simple or repetitive actions don't work:

Sprinkle salt on the stain to prevent it from spreading. Rub salt into the fabric with a dry cloth.

The same can be done using baking soda and rubbing it into the fabric with a damp cloth.

White vinegar can be dripped directly onto the stain.

Baby powder will prevent the spread of coffee stains. Dust the affected area liberally and let the powder sit for a few minutes before scrubbing with a dry cloth.

Basic DIY Stain Remedy Recipe:

Use 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts cold water.

Alternatively, use 2 parts vinegar and 2 parts cold water.

Add 1 tablespoon of soap to each glass of water.

Clean Mug Stains Regularly

Coffee cups and containers get dirty after regular use. They can also always hold stains when used with dark or particularly strong brews.

There are several easy ways to get your beverage containers sparkling clean again. You will need a microfiber cloth and baking soda or lemon.

Here is the baking powder process:

Put 2 tablespoons of baking soda on the stained fabric or in the stained containers.

Use soda with enough water to make a paste.

Rub the paste with a cloth.

Rinse and repeat until the surface is clean.

For use with lemon:

Apply ¼ lemon to the stain.

Let it stand for 15 minutes.

Rub with cloth.


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