Queen of Clean: Removing a coffee stain

Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 1:21 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Here’s how to remove a coffee spill in an emergency.

How to:

  • 1. When you spill coffee on yourself, flush it immediately with cold water or dab it with a wet cloth or paper towel. Place a dry cloth under the stained area to absorb moisture
  • 2. Apply laundry detergent or spot remover.
  • 3. Use cold water again to blot and remove the spot.
  • 4. Toss in the washer or take to the dry cleaner as soon as possible

Warnings & Cautions: Do not try to spot leather or fur. Blot the stained area and take it to a pro. Do not use hand or dish soap. They do not have enzymes to break down the organic coffee stain.

Linda Says: If you are in a restaurant, ask for club soda and blot with that. The carbonation will bubble up the coffee spill, and the carbonation will keep it from staining.

SURPRISE TIP: Drink your coffee or tea (hot or cold) from a straw to avoid this.

Why It Works: The enzymes in laundry detergents break down the organic coffee stain.

For more information, go to: QueenOfClean.com

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