How to Remove Coffee Stains

Getting out coffee stains with OxiClean.

If you’re a coffee drinker, you know that mugs, travel tumblers, and disposable cups are not spill-proof. Add grogginess, walking, driving, or riding public transportation with your coffee and stains are in your future. Luckily, OxiClean™ will help you get out coffee stains, wherever they land.

How to Get a Coffee Stain Out of Clothes

Pretreating a coffee stain is the trick to making sure it doesn’t set into your fabric. When the inevitable happens and you need to know how to get a coffee stain out of a shirt, spraying it with OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray as soon as you get home is your answer. As you add clothes to your washer, inspect them for any additional coffee dribbles and stains you may have missed.

Follow this protocol to get coffee stains out of your clothes:

  1. Spray OxiClean™ MaxForce™ directly onto the coffee stain until saturated. Do not treat garment while wearing it.
  2. Let stand for 5 minutes to up to a week depending on the severity of the stain. Let the spray penetrate the stain. For fabrics that are prone to color change, do not let stand longer than 5 minutes.
  3. Wash as you normally would with detergent, using the warmest water that is recommended on the garment label. Consider adding a scoop of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™ to your load to boost the stain fighting power.

What if you have a large coffee spill, like more than a dribble or a spot? It happens. In this case, soak your entire garment in OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™.

  1. Add one scoop filled to Line 2 of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™ per gallon of water. Let dissolve completely.
  2. Add your coffee-stained garment(s) to the tub and soak them for between 1 and 6 hours. Heavier stains may require longer soak time. For best results, soak for 6 hours.
  3. Transfer the clothes from the soak to your washer, and wash as you normally would, using detergent. Add a scoop of OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™ directly to the drum with your clothes for added stain-fighting power.

Always test OxiClean™ MaxForce™ Spray and OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover™ on an inconspicuous area of the garment, such as an inside cuff, collar, or hem, prior to use. Since it doesn’t contain any chlorine bleach, you can use it on all washable white clothes, as well as colored fabrics. Do not use on wool, silk, leather, or clothes labeled "dry clean only."

How to Get Coffee Stains Out of Carpets

Let’s face it. Clothing isn’t the only place coffee stains happen. Knocking your cup off your coffee table can create a coffee stain on your carpet lickety split. To help get coffee stains out of carpets, follow these easy steps. OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover Spray is your solution of choice.

  1. Immediately blot up the excess coffee as much as possible. The quicker you can treat the stain, the easier it will be to remove.
  2. Test OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover on an inconspicuous area of carpet, such as behind a door or piece of furniture. Let stand for 10 minutes. Do not use on wool, leather, or silk.
  3. Spray OxiClean™ Carpet & Area Rug Stain Remover directly onto the coffee stain. Saturate the area so that the solution can penetrate the carpet fibers and begin dissolving the stain.
  4. Wait 10 minutes for the cleaners to get to work.
  5. Blot the area with a clean, color-fast cloth or sponge. You should notice the coffee stain transferring to the cloth or sponge as you blot. If the stain persists after dying, repeat a second time.
  6. Vacuum the area once it is completely dry.

Get Out Coffee Stains Wherever They Are With OxiClean™