old coffee stains carpet

I accidently spilled my coffee over my carpet.
I clean it with papertowel to absorb and hot-spot carpet removal spray but it's still have stains on it. So I wondering if your product could help me out with this problem. I'm looking for some spray or liquid that can remove coffee stains 100%. and hope it won't change my carpet color.

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Jan 22, 2012
old coffee stain
by: dave@healthier-cleaning-products.com

Dear coffee drinker

The challenge to removing coffee stains is dependent upon a few variables. See the article on removing coffee stains.

A good first step after blotting the spill is to use an alkaline cleaning product like Soap Free Procyon Spot & Stain Remover found on this website. It often does completely remove coffee spills.

Without getting too technical, when hot coffee/tea is spilled, it has the effect of opening the fibers and getting into most carpet fibers such as wool or nylon.

Think about it as carpet "pores" that open when hot and when cooled will close keeping the color of the spill inside. On top of this, coffee/tea contains tannins that give color to the beverage.

If the Procyon Spot & Stain Remover cannot remove the spill then the next step is to apply an acidic solution such as acetic acid (white vinegar) and warm to hot water. Apply enough to "re-create" the spill then blot until dry as possible.

Often stubborn coffee stains can only be removed with a "reducer" (a color safe bleach of sorts) NOT to be confused with "Clorox" bleach. A reducer should only be used by a competent carpet cleaner.

Hope this helps.

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