Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How to Remove Coffee and Tea Stains from Carpets and Rugs

Coffee and Tea Spot & Stain Removal from Carpet

How to remove coffee stains from carpet

How to Remove Coffee, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha and Tea Stains from Carpet

Professional Procedure to Remove Coffee or Tea Stain from Carpets or Rugs:

  • Have customer absorb the majority of the spill immediately and leave a weighted moist towel on the spill overnight. This will greatly improve the likelihood of removal when you get there.
  • If the spill was extremely heavy, use the Water Claw® Surface Spot Lifter to more thoroughly flush out the spill.
  • Mix Pro-Zyme according to directions on bottle.
  • Apply solution to stained fibers to thoroughly wet fibers.
  • Gently but thoroughly agitate fibers to break up and emulsify deposit. Dwell time will help the biochemistry work for you here.
  • Thoroughly rinse via water extraction leaving carpet as dry as possible (do not use an acid rinsing agent here).
  • If stain remains and this is not a natural fiber such as wool or sisal, apply Stain Magic® to the discolored fibers with trigger sprayer and gently agitate.
  • If the carpet or rug is wool, use Stain Magic for Wool instead.
  • Stain should disappear in 1 to 8 hours depending on severity.
  • To speed stain removal, especially with old stains, use the Energizer Light for Stain Magic with Stain Magic or cover the spot with plastic overnight to slow down evaporation of the Stain Magic.
  • NOTE: Removal of some of the rug dye is always possible in this type of system!
  • For heavy spills, follow with Stain Blotter to absorb any further coffee that wicks to the surface. The customer can vacuum up the Stain Blotter the next day.
  • If the spill covers a large area, instead of Stain Blotter, treat with
  • ARA to keep the stain from coming back.

Homeowner Procedures to Remove Coffee or Tea Stain from Carpets or Rugs:

  • Blot as much of the spill as possible with a clean, white towel. (DO NOT RUB)
  • Mix 1/4 teaspoon mild liquid dish soap with one cup warm water.
  • Test the above cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous section of carpet to make sure the solution doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage.
  • Apply the solution to a cloth, and use the cloth to apply the solution to the coffee stain.
  • Work from the outside of the stain toward the center.
  • Leave the cleaning solution on the spill for at least five minutes.
  • Blot with a clean white cloth until the stain no longer transfers - do not to rub the stained area
  • Rinse the spot with cold water, making sure all excess cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
  • If the coffee stain is still visible, repeat the process until it is removed, or no longer transfers to the cloth.
  • Once the stain is removed, layer white paper towels on the site to soak up any extra moisture.
  • Weigh down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object (think like a paperweight), and let them sit overnight.
  • When the carpet is dry, vacuum the area to restore the texture.
  • You can also use Perky® Spotter according to label directions.
  • If unsuccessful:
    • Call the Bane-Clene locator service at 1-800-428-9512 (U.S. ONLY!) for a professional in your zip code area.
    • Or use our Find a Cleaner function to locate a cleaner in your area.

Why Coffee Stains are so Stubborn and Hard to Remove:

  • The hotter the coffee was when spilled and the longer it is left on the carpet, the more difficult it is to remove the coffee stain.
  • Nearly always, the spill is heavy and absorbed into the carpet pad and even to the subfloor and it’s usually hot which quickly penetrates carpet protectors such as Scotchgard and Teflon.
  • Additionally, a typical coffee has tannins, cream or milk to your coffee, meaning there’s also a protein stain to treat.
  • The faster you can treat the spill, the better your odds are at removing the stain completely.
  • If the spilled coffee or tea is in the sub-floor and pad, simple cleaning may result in the spotwicking back.
  • Many instant freeze-dried coffees have dye added to darken the crystals and increase a look of richness, which may make removal from carpeting more difficult.
  • NOTE: Pure coffee has a pH of 5 - 5.5 (slightly acidic). When cream is added, the pH rises to about 7 (neutral).

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  1. Synthetic Food Dyes: Stains containing man made dye - Examples: Kool-Aid®, Fruit Punch, Colored Candy, Cough Syrup, etc.
  2. Organic Stains: Stains from a natural source - Examples: Wood Furniture, Mustard, Coffee, Mold, Tea, Urine, etc.
  3. Petroleum based Stains: Petroleum Derivative - Examples: Gum, Grease, Tar, Ink, Adhesive, Glue, etc.
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Date Modified: August 21, 2019

Date Published: November 10, 2014

VIDEO: How to Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet - Presented by Bane-Clene

From a presentation at a Bane-Clene training class for carpet cleaning companies by Bane-Clene’s chemist, Don Terry, on How to Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet.