Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Remove a Coffee Stain from Your Carpet

When a coffee stain occurs on fabric, most people will simply leave it and wait for a proper time to get the stain dry cleaned. Of course, that is an option, but with a little practical know how, you would be able to deal with coffee stains on your own.

As it was said, the trick is to know how, and here is what Clapham cleaners recommend:
  • Blot the coffee stain using a dry cloth to absorb the excess liquid. Always blot stains form their edges to their centre in order to avoid spreading them further.
  • Make a detergent solution by adding a teaspoon of detergent (usually, mild dishwashing liquid) to a cup of warm water.
  • Sponge the stained area with the cleaning solution and blot it afterward.
  • A vinegar solution is also used to sponge the affected area. It is made of white vinegar and two volumes of water.
  • After the vinegar solution is applied, use a clean cloth to blot the problematic area. Make sure to use white cloth in order to prevent colouring of your carpet.
  • Avoid rubbing the coffee stain in order to prevent its spreading.
Another method recommended by carpet cleaning Clapham is to moisten the carpet with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide. Allow it to set for sixty minutes, and then blot the area until the stain vanish. Next, cover the affected area with a dry cloth and place a weight on it. When the stain disappears, remove the cloth and the weight. There is no need to rinse the carpet with water after this treatment because hydrogen peroxide turns into water on standing.


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