One clumsy gesture and the contents of your cup of coffee end up on your cloth. I am sure this is a situation that has happened to almost everybody and, sometimes, more than once! a rhetorical question I found when reading a forum post is:
Does Coffee Stain Clothes? YES. Coffee, as well as tea, do stain cloths, teethes, mugs, and everything they come in contact with. The good news is coffee stains are easily removable with laundry detergent, Vinegar water, White toothpaste, etc.
Coffee stains on clothes are the most apprehensive because they are very difficult to remove.
Are coffee stains permanent on clothes?
No, coffee stains are not permanent, but they can be difficult to remove depending on the amount of time the stain has been soaked or the size of the stain. Most coffee stains can be removed, but the process varies and can be time-consuming.
They are even known to be impossible to remove especially when they are old. But nothing is impossible with the tips of grandmothers. In case you’ve spilled your coffee on your white shirt or t-shirt or on your pretty tablecloth, here are the right things to do to quickly detach it.
How to clean an old coffee stain
Egg yolk: You might think this trick is incongruous, but it is actually possible to get rid of a coffee stain with egg yolk. You will only have to apply it directly to the affected part. Wait for it to dry before rinsing thoroughly. If the stain persists, dab with a clean cloth dampened with water mixed with a drop of hydrogen peroxide.
Marseille soap: This product is an excellent stain remover, and this tip works very well on natural, fragile, and synthetic fabrics. To do this, moisten the Marseille soap, and rub it on the area stained by the coffee to create a crust. Wait an hour before emulsifying and rinsing with clean water. In the absence of Marseille soap, you can also use black soap.
Household alcohol at 90 ° C: If it is delicate fabrics such as linen, silk, and velvet that are affected by the coffee stain, prepare this solution based on household alcohol at 90 ° C ( 3/4 alcohol for ¼ of water). Dab the stain with a cotton swab dipped in this solution. Then put in the washing machine.
Vinegar water: To quickly remove a caffeine stain, mix equal parts white vinegar and cold water. For more efficiency, use vegetable glycerin. Start the operation by pouring a few drops and rubbing from the outside to the inside of the stain. Afterward, rinse with cold water, and dab with a cloth soaked in a mixture of vinegar water. Finish by putting the laundry or clothing in the machine.
Baking soda: For this grandmother’s trick, first soak the coffee-stained part with water after, cover with a good dose of baking soda. Remember to rub well so that the fibers are well impregnated. Then leave it on for a good hour before rinsing it off. You can also use lemon juice to remove the coffee stain. Spray it with this juice, and rub gently before putting the machine.
White toothpaste: Toothpaste is able to remove a nasty coffee stain. Rub it over the stain using an old toothbrush. Then leave to act before rinsing thoroughly with clear water. This solution also works with the tea stain. Note that the shaving foam works very well too, but by doing the same process. In the event of a stain on leather, you can remove it with cleansing milk mixed with a little household alcohol or white vinegar. Then, nourish the leather with wax products.
Dos and Don’ts
Before doing anything on a coffee stain, first, soak up as much liquid as possible with a clean cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, but blot so that it does not spread. If the brown stain is stubborn, avoid hot water, this is also the case if the mark is cool, because it will fix it even more. Also, do not use coarse salt to avoid damaging the fabric.