Coffee Stain Removal Tips
We all know too well the frustration of having a favorite wardrobe item ruined by a stubborn stain. Whether you were rushing out the door with your travel mug or weren’t paying attention when pouring, a hot cup of Joe can quickly stain clothing. Before you do your laundry in Chula Vista, you will want to treat the coffee stain.
For fresh coffee stains, try cold water first. Run cool water through the back of the stain, and you may find that this is all the treatment that’s needed. Run the fabric under cold water for around 10 minutes, or run the water until the stain is completely clear. If the stain isn’t fully removed, or your stain is old, read on.
Rub liquid laundry detergent and a little cold water into the coffee stain. If you don’t have liquid laundry detergent, you can use liquid dish soap. If it is a fresh stain, let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Although you can let it sit for longer, do not let it dry. For older coffee stains, you will need to soak the clothing in water after you’ve rubbed the liquid detergent in. Every five minutes, gently rub the stained fabric with your thumb and fingers to loosen it up. After 30 minutes of soaking it in cold water, check the stained area. Repeat if necessary.
If that hasn’t done the trick, pull out your favorite stain remover and, following its directions, continue to remove the stain. Make sure to concentrate the substance on the coffee stain so that you don’t spread it further. Do not use harsh rubbing actions or bristle brushes to budge the stain, as this could end up damaging the fibers of the shirt.
Once the stain has completely disappeared, rinse the piece of clothing well in clean, cool water and let it air dry. Now you are ready to head to the laundromat and put it through the regular cycle.
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