Everyone loves a coffee to make them feel awake and alert. But we’re all vulnerable, while the caffeine is slowly entering our system, to spilling our coffee down the front of our new clothes. It’s a very common problem, but, luckily, it has a solution.
Removal of Coffee Stains Clothes: Cotton and Linen
There are different techniques you can use for the removal of coffee stains from cotton and linen clothing, all depending on how old the stain is.
If the stain is new:
- First dab with a wet cloth.
- Then rinse with cold water, running the water so it passes from the inside of the stain outwards.
- Alternatively, pour boiling water on it from about a metre’s height (be careful not to splash it). Though cotton and linen can survive high temperatures, and the pouring cools the water some, it’s an idea to check for color-fastness before leaving the item in the hot water for too long.
- Run through the washer on a normal cycle.
How to Remove Old Coffee Stains from Clothes:
- Dab with 10-times diluted hydrogen peroxide.
- If the garment is white, chlorine bleach can be used instead.
- Make sure to handle hydrogen peroxide and chlorine bleach carefully, wearing gloves and following the instructions on the label. Never use both at the same time.
- Rinse in cold water then run through the washer on a normal cycle.