Removing coffee stains from white clothes can be a bit tricky, but there are a few methods you can try:
- Blot up as much of the stain as possible using a clean, white cloth or paper towel.
- Treat the stain with a pre-treatment stain remover or laundry detergent and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Wash the garment in the hottest water recommended on the care label with chlorine bleach, if safe for the fabric.
- Another option is to mix 1/4 cup of baking soda with 1 quart of water, and apply it to the stain. Use a brush or toothbrush to gently scrub the stain, then rinse the area with water and let it air dry.
- If the stain is still present, mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to make a paste, then apply it to the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes before washing the garment as usual.
It’s important to note that it’s always best to test any cleaning solution on an inconspicuous area first to ensure that the fabric can tolerate it. Also, the longer a stain sits, the more difficult it is to remove. So, act quickly as possible. If the stain is still present after trying these methods, it’s best to take the garment to a professional cleaner for further assistance.