No matter how careful you are when drinking coffee, you’ll eventually spill some of it on various surfaces. Coffee can stain furniture, countertops, clothing, and floors. While coffee stains hardly occur on the ceiling, a major splash can reach the ceiling and stain the ceiling.
Ceiling paint typically comprises flat paint. Removing stains from flat pain is extremely challenging. However, it’s still possible to get rid of coffee stains from ceiling paint. Here’s how to go about it.
- Old toothbrush
- Clean cloths
- Rubber gloves
- Ammonia (1 cup)
- Cleaning Spray (all-purpose option)
The easiest way to remove coffee stains is by clearing them as soon as they occur. If allowed to set, they may become more stubborn. You can remove stuck coffee stains by following the steps below:
Position a ladder in a way that you’ll easily access the stained part of the ceiling. Ensure there’s someone to secure the ladder from the bottom by holding it tightly as you climb up to work on the stains.
Mix ammonia (1 cup) with warm water (1 gallon). Wear a pair of rubber gloves to keep your skin protected from drying as a result of ammonia.
Dampen a piece of cloth with the mixture. Squeeze out the excess liquid. Next, scrub the stain gently to remove the stains without scrubbing the paint. If the stains are stubborn, dip a toothbrush in the water and ammonia solution and brush the stains.
Take the cleaning spray and spray it on the stained area. Wipe off the stain with a dry cloth to clear any remaining stains and the ammonia mixture. Wipe the spot with another clean piece of cloth to dry it.
Avoid using abrasive cleaners when getting rid of coffee stains as the ceiling paint may come off and demand repainting.
If the stains are severe and don’t seem to come off, rub them with a fine texture steel wool. Repaint the ceiling if you’re dealing with old, accumulated stains.