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Removing Coffee & Tea Stains

coffeeIf you are a coffee or tea drinker, you know how hard it can be to remove a stain caused by these addictive liquids. If you spill it on your clothing, chances are good that you are going to wind up throwing it away. If you spill it on your carpet however, you can not simply throw it away. Carpet is far too expensive so we need to do everything possible to remove the stain. The best choice may be to call a professional carpet cleaner, but you can also try to clean the spot yourself. Here is what you need to do to treat the spot yourself.

First, you need to get together the necessary supplies. You will need a mild dish soap(not automatic), white vinegar, cotton towels or paper towels and a sponge or spray bottle. Mix up a solution of one cup of water and one tablespoon of dish soap and this will be your general spotter. Now, mix a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts water and this will be your acid spotter.

Now that you have the supplies, we can begin. Apply your general spotter to the spot first with a spray bottle or a sponge. Be careful not to over wet the spot. Let it sit for a few seconds and then blot it up with your cotton towels or paper towels. Repeat this process until no more of the stain transfers to your cloth.

Next, we will use the acid spotter. It will help neutralize your general spotter and will help to reverse browning. Apply it to the spot in the same fashion as the general spotter and allow it to dwell for a few seconds. Then, blot it up using your paper towels or cotton towels.

Finally, you will give the carpet time to dry before putting it back to use. Use extra ventilation from portable fans if you have one handy.

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