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How do I remove coffee stains from clothes?


How do I remove coffee stains from clothes?

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Question: How do I remove coffee stains from clothes?
Here's how to remove coffee stains from clothes whether you're making a cup of joe, a coffee smoothie or some Irish coffee :

This is a tannin stain - a plant component that often shows as a color in the final product. Fresh tannin stains can usually be removed by laundering the garment using detergent in the hottest water recommended for the fabric. Before washing the garment, pretreat with a bit of liquid detergent or a stain removal product. Gently work in the detergent and allow it to work for at least 10 mintues (20 is better) before washing. This step is particularly important if the coffee contained cream.

Never use natural soap in a bar or soap flakes because they make tannin stains more difficult to remove.

Older tannin stains may need to be treated with bleach. Chlorine bleach can be used on white garments and linens. Use color-safe bleach for colored fabrics.

If the garment is dry clean only, point out and identify the stain to your professional cleaner. If you are using a home dry cleaning kit, be sure to treat the stain with the provided stain remover before putting the garment in the dryer bag.

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