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Old 08-16-2011, 04:53 PM   #1
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carpet stain (coffee) little help please

My wife spilled a full cup of coffee on our grey rug. Tried resolve and felspare bar soap. Not much success. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for anr help
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My wife spilled a full cup of coffee on our grey rug. Tried resolve and felspare bar soap. Not much success. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for anr help
Spot shot , made by the wd 40 co. My dw says it will work. Good luck.
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Traveling with cats that puke often, we don't go anywhere without a spray bottle filled with: 50% white vinegar and water.

Blot up what you can and spray, soak and blot with this mixture. Even when not discovered until the spot has dried.

Was told to use that combo by a wise old rug merchant. Use it successfully at home too on our creme colored carpet. (what were we thinking?)

Has also worked with red wine, which we use to soothe our nerves after a long day driving.

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Do not listen to amatures trying potions.
I am a professional in this area and you may have already set the stain.
Use approved coffee stain remover (sodium metabisulfate) and rinse after with water.
The worst products to use are some of the ones recomended by others on here.
Decaffinated coffee can be more difficult to remove because of the dyes involved in making it dark again after the process is over.
You will never harm carpet using the vinegar mix, it is just making the water slightly acidic.
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I may be an amatuer but have been using this solution, with success, for more than 20 years.

That's why I never have to call, or pay, a "professional"....

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I spilled coffee on the beige carpet in my home and tried everything. I finally called a friend who works for Cotton, Inc. She checked with the chemists in the lab and told me to put a white towel on top of the stains, then pour hydrogen peroxide on the towel over the stain and let it dry. It worked. I used the same method for taking stains off the upholstered seats on my dining room chairs. It's best if you can put the item out in the sun - just takes a bit longer if you can't. Good luck!
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There are a bunch of products like the Bissle Spot LIfter, (Small hand held carpet cleanres) also a steam cleaner may help. I've used both.
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I spilled coffee on the beige carpet in my home and tried everything. I finally called a friend who works for Cotton, Inc. She checked with the chemists in the lab and told me to put a white towel on top of the stains, then pour hydrogen peroxide on the towel over the stain and let it dry. It worked. I used the same method for taking stains off the upholstered seats on my dining room chairs. It's best if you can put the item out in the sun - just takes a bit longer if you can't. Good luck!
I like this solution. Hydrogen Peroxide turns to pure water when left to evaporate. No residue.
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My wife spilled a full cup of coffee on our grey rug. Tried resolve and felspare bar soap. Not much success. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance for anr help
This worked on dried red wine in our carpte (1/2 bottle) - mix carpet cleaner with peroxide equal parts then use as you would carpet cleaner. I was totally shocked at how well it worked.
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stain

thanks to all for suggestions. Got some of it out with carpet cleaners but still have a couple spots. Think I will try the peroxide idea. Thanks again
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I was in the Navy in the days that you had to wear your whites on liberty in the orient.

Many of a time I would spill coffee, or soy sauce on myself, and if you attack the spill with with Ice, the stain goes away.

For future reference of course.

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We use spot shot it even took finger nail polish out, very lucky wife.
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