How To Remove A Coffee Stain - Clothes Doctor

How To Remove A Coffee Stain

Before going for your morning run, preparing lunchboxes, or turning on your home-office computer, we all need that silent moment to enjoy a hot cup of coffee. And it's just tragic when a splash of it falls directly on your freshly clean outfit (or pyjamas). 

Coffee stain nightmares can be a thing of the past, because we've put together our fool-proof guide for how to remove a coffee stain, and with our ultimate 'power powder' Tough Love Stain Removal and a few tips and tricks, you can banish that coffee stain with ease. 
How To Remove A Coffee Stain
Step 1 - The first thing to note is that it's best to act as quickly as possible. If possible, remove the garment ASAP so you can treat the stain before it sets.
Step 2 - Soak up as much of the spilled coffee from your clothing as you can by dabbing the affected area with a damp cloth. 
Step 3 - Flush out the stain from the reverse side of the fabric with warm water, to drive the liquid out from the fabric. Top tip: Don't let the stain dry, and don't apply any heat (like a drier or radiator) until you're sure the stain is gone, as heat can 'bake' the stain into the fabric.

Step 4 - Apply half a capful our Tough Love Stain Remover directly to the coffee stain, massage in gently with your fingers or our Natural Sea Sponge, and then leave to soak in warm water for one hour. If the stain has faded but not totally disappeared, then repeat. 


Step 5 - Once you're sure the coffee stain is gone, you can wash the garment as normal. Top tip: you can add a small amount of stain remover to your machine wash load to brighten light coloured garments too.  

Step 6 - As aforementioned, it's best not to use a tumble drier after an item is stained, just in case there is any trace of the stain left. Instead, air dry the item, preferably in natural sunlight, as the sun's UV rays will provide a natural bleaching effect.

 Phew! Crisis averted - your pyjamas will be stain free in no time. Now you've got the tips and tricks to tackle any stain before you can even say, "whoops!"
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