Removing Coffee Stains from

Upholstery



So you have spilled your drink and have coffee stains on that new piece of furniture you just purchased and are not sure just what to do with that stain. Well you have come to the right place to find out. If the coffee stain is fresh it will come out.

But this stain is one of the most difficult substances to remove from your upholstery. As with a stain on clothing, it can be a stubborn stain that is difficult to remove. There are some good instructions below so follow the directions to remove the stain. It is best to do this while it is still fresh



THINGS TO KNOW

Most upholstery cleaning solutions, which comprises of mainly detergent and water, should be effective. Some people have even successfully used plain washing detergent. Any cleaning agent should work as long as one can create lather, as it is the foam that lifts the stain from the surface. With this in mind, the next time someone has a stain to remove, perhaps one should try using shaving cream.


PROPER TECHNIQUE

Firstly, make sure it is the foam type from an aerosol can. Understand that the Gillette cream works the best. Start by scrapping the stain with a blunt knife to get the larger, encrusted bits off. These should then be vacuumed away. Next, apply some shaving cream onto the stain, rub it in thoroughly and use a damp sponge to soak it up. Remember to rinse the sponge with clean water occasionally to keep it clean and moist during the process. Once the stain vanishes, vacuum the upholstery to prevent water from soaking into the cushion. It is advisable to vacuum several times during the rinsing process also. This method has been known to be effective on leather, vinyl and fabric upholstery.

WARNING: Before making any attempts to remove spot, always test fabric for colorfastness first by applying a small amount of the cleaning solution or chemical on a hidden or unnoticeable area. The tips listed here are not guaranteed to work with every carpet, fabric or upholstered item. When using any chemical or liquid on fabric you should PROCEED WITH CAUTION. If you are unsure as to how your fabric or upholstery might be affected you should call a professional cleaning technician in your area.

Some products like hydrogen peroxide, ammonia, bleach, or alcohol can change or remove the color in some fabrics.




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