If you have ever been in a hurry to leave the house and spill coffee on your clothes, you know how difficult it can be to completely eliminate that light brown color in a short time and even worse the old coffee stains. That’s why we want to share some tips.
The good news is that there are some tricks that will get you out of trouble, some of these are ecological and natural, without even using a detergent, stain remover or any cleaning product. Let’s cut to the chase, the first one is: use a little cold water … preventing the coffee from drying out and using cold water can quickly make a difference.
In addition, there are other strategies that you can use, we want to leave you a series of steps that will make your life easier and, of course, eliminate the annoying coffee stains from your way.
Test with cold water
The first thing you should do is try cold water on the back of the stain. You should try that the cold water mixed with the coffee does not cover more fabric, simply let the water run through the back of the stain between 10 and 15 seconds or until you see that the cold water comes out completely clear. It is important that you do not allow the stain to dry out in the least. The hot water has to evaporate and this will dry the stain so it is not recommended in the first step.
If still the stain is not removed, or if you let it spend a lot of time on your clothes, you’d better see the next step.
Use white vinegar
Do you see how annoying coffee stains can be? But all is not lost, you can still eliminate it using white vinegar and water to soak the stain. Vinegar is a … (add two sentences about the use of vinegar for cleaning)
Do a little test to verify that the mixture does not discolor the garment and then, use a toothbrush to scrub the stain and rinse it.
Use soap or liquid detergent
If cold water and vinegar has not worked, it’s time to rub some liquid laundry detergent or dish soap and you can forget about that annoying stain.
All you have to do is leave the stain for 3-5 minutes (without doing anything), or, you can leave it longer while not drying. However, if it is an old coffee stain you will have to soak your clothes in water after you have rubbed the liquid detergent.
Every 5 minutes you should gently rub the cloth using your fingers to loosen the stain. Then, let it stand for 30 minutes in cold water and check again.
If the stain has not yet decided to leave your clothes, soak again between 5 and 15 minutes, but this time in warm water.
Use a stain remover spray
And if nothing of what we have mentioned before has worked for you … We can still do something!
There are sprays or special “sprays” to remove stains, there are even gels that you can place on the coffee stain, let it rest and then wash it as usual.
These gels cover both sides of the stain, so they penetrate the fibers of the clothes and make any stain come out easily … Are you going to stay without tasting it?
Other tips that could also be useful
It is important that before drying the clothes in the dryer, the stain has been completely removed. The heat can seal the stain and make it even harder to remove. If there is still part of the stain, it is best to repeat the steps that we have left a little higher.
Even, we recommend that before using the dryer you hold dry clothes in front of the sun or a good light to make sure nothing is left of the stain. If there is nothing left … You succeeded! Now you can wash and dry normally.
Did you know that all these steps could also help you to eliminate coffee stains from a carpet? The only thing you will need is the cold water, and two clean towels: one wet with cold water and the other dry to scrub the water on the stain and then dry the area.
While it is true that coffee stains can be practically impossible to eliminate, cold water is the solution to your problem. You could even forget the stain removers or additional products … You have other recommendations to let us know in the comments!