Oops! You sit on the couch drinking your cup of coffee but accidentally spilling something over your pants. Or maybe you walk with a coffee to go and suddenly it flows over your white blouse. What now? No panic, you can easily remove coffee stains from your clothes. We also know what to do with older spots. We give you a few tips on how to do that.
The faster you act, the better the stains can be removed.
Step 1: Fresh stain
Is the stain still fresh and wet? Then the best first option is to rinse with cold water. Open the cold tap and keep the garment underneath. Do not try to rub, so you rub the stain in the fibers of the fabric. Try to keep the stain directly under the tap so that the coffee does not run out. After a while, the brown stain should be flushed away. Is your stain older or does it not look completely different? Then proceed to step 2.
Step 2: Liquid detergent
Is it not possible to wash away the stain with only cold water? Rub lightly (!) A little liquid detergent into the stain together with cold water. Do you not have liquid detergent? Then a little detergent is sufficient. Let this sit for about 5 minutes, but do not let the soap dry out. Rinse out with clean water. Is the coffee stain older? Submerge the entire garment in a bucket of water after you have rubbed the detergent. Remove it every 5 minutes to gently rub to loosen the stain. Rinse well.
Step 3: Vinegar
Is the stain still not gone after a bath with detergent? Then grab a bottle of white vinegar. Mix a small scoop of washing powder with a little white vinegar and water until a paste is formed. Put this on the stain and rub with an old toothbrush. Rinse well.
Step 4: Stain remover
Are you really unsuccessful? Then try it with a stain remover in the form of a gel. Spread this on both sides of the stain so that it can draw deep into the fibers of the fabric.
Step 5: Check
The most important part of removing a stain is to always check if the stain is gone before you put the garment in the dryer or warm it. Hold the clothes up against the light to see if the stain is really gone. If this is the case, then the garment may simply be in the wash. If the stain is not gone yet, repeat the whole process.