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How to Remove Tea and Coffee Stains From the Carpet?

Tea leaves and coffee have a pigment that leaves tannin stains when spilled on the carpet. These stains are often stressful to remove. They can ruin the beauty of your carpet if you allow them to become permanent stains.

You can remove any stains before they’re absorbed by the surrounding fibers by responding to the situation quickly.

If sugar and milk were added to the hot beverage, ensure you treat the stained spot to avoid the formation of a sticky beverage residue.


carpet stained by spilled coffee


Step 1

Cover the stained spot with salt to absorb the spilled tea or coffee. Allow the salt to sit for about 20 minutes. Remove the poured salt from the carpet by vacuuming it.


Step 2

If the beverage contains cream or milk, treat the stained carpet with the help of an enzyme stain remover. Enzyme stain removers contain enzymes that break down proteins in the milk, thereby preventing the cream from souring as it might leave an unpleasant smell on the carpet. Wet a cloth with the stain remover and sponge the carpet. When sponging the stain, start from the outer area and move inward.


Step 3

Take a cup and add two-thirds of water and one-third of regular vinegar. Pour them into a clean spray bottle. Next, spray the mixture on the stain. Take a clean towel and use it to blot and absorb the stained spot. Proceed with absorbing the stain using the clean parts of the towel until the stain gets lifted further.


Step 4

Next, mix 1 quart of lukewarm water with a ¼ tablespoon of dishwashing soap. Take a clean towel and dip it in the soap solution. Use the cloth to sponge and remove the remnant stain completely. Dampen a clean towel with water and use it to rinse off the soap solution from the carpet to remove any soap residue.


Step 5

Take some dry towels and lay them on the wet carpet spot. Press the towels against the carpet with your feet or hands to absorb moisture from the carpet. Allow the carpet to dry completely.


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