Removing Coffee Stains from Upholstery (Car Valeting)

Removing Coffee Stains.

Removing Coffee Stains. With the advent of the car cubholder and the many varieties placed within theRemoving coffee stains car along with the increase of coffee shops, coffee spills are one of the most frequent accidents to occur within the car. Once the coffee has dried the stain can look very unpleasant affecting the appearance of your cars interior and can leave a stale smell. If you use the correct products and method coffee and drink stains can be removed from most interior fabrics fairly easily leaving no trace.

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Fabric.


The first thing you should do when you spill coffee in your car is to use a paper towel, tissues, or a cloth to remove as much of the spillage as possible. The spillage should be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent any stains to the interior of your car. If you are unable to do this then leave the said towel, cloth etc on top of the spillage to soak as much of the coffee from the material as possible and prevent the liquid from drying.

How to Remove coffee stainsOnce excess coffee has been soaked up from the upholstery the next stage would be to use a multi purpose cleaner diluted with water. This should be applied by a cloth to the affected area. The cleaner will help to break down the stain. This may have to be repeated depending on how deep and large the stain is and the type of material.

Next an upholstery cleaner should be used, these can be purchased from any car maintenance shop. This cleaner should be applied using a damp cloth and worked evenly over the affected area. An upholstery brush can be used to agitate deep down into the fibres of the upholstery removing any coffee residue.

After these stages have been completed and the stain removed the area should be dried with a mircofibre cloth to remove as much dampness as possible. A vacuum cleaner can also be used to help dry the area.

How to Removing Coffee Stains from Leather.

If coffee has been spilt onto leather a good quality leather cleaner and conditioner should be used. The cleaner should be worked into the leather with a microfibre cloth or leather brush to remove the coffee from within the leather grain. Once the stain has been removed the leather conditioner should be used to keep the leather supple. removing coffee stains from upholstery





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  1. Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment
    (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.

    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips and hints for beginner blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.

    • I write about subjects which I’m interested in. I.E the car industry, and the car valeting and car detailing industry. Also do some research and then form your own opinions.

  2. Great advice – any idea how to get chewing gum off a cloth seat?

    • hi Lisa, how are you? I usually use interior shampoo and an interior brush and elbow grease. Wait until its dried and hopefully it will come off easier. An Interior brush might get most of it off on its own

  3. Hi!

    Just want to say thank you for giving us tips on how to clean coffee stain from the car’s upholstery. I am currently having a hard time on removing these stubborn stains so this post is really a life-saver.

    Will watch out for more great tips from here.

  4. Thanks for posting this tips. I really don’t like to see my car’s seat cover to be spilled by any liquid such as those very hard to remove. But thanks, because there is always a way to get rid off those stains.

    • I have a few more useful tips which I will be posting soon, so please come back, or any suggestions feel free to comment

  5. Yeah, so true! I’m so thankful to the upholstery cleaner. I have encountered the same problem before. I feel so upset about it for I don’t know on how to clean that stained my car seat. Well, it’s a good thing the friend of mine introduced the product. I’m so happy about it.

  6. Thanks Richard, ill try your tips on my own car. I think it s very helpfull for me :)
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  7. If you can take your car wash services I think they too also include those stain removals, otherwise do it yourself as suggested above.

  8. You’ve made some really good points there. I checked on the web for more information about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website.

  9. Very nice points indeed, I would like to add that when removing coffee stains on leather you may need to paint that seat. Coffee is an acid, left to set it changes the leather as it sets, dissolving the fibers and changing the color. The same happens on carpet when soda or coffee spills. The best remedy is to get the spill BEFORE it drys in.


  10. Please some one recommend me the leather cleaner that will surely clean it..!

    • I use products from ValetPro or Auto Finesse all are very good and will remove nearly everything, just remember to use a conditioner afterwards to prevent the leather from cracking

  11. This coffee problem can be a real problem. I know a Volvo Dealer and he said that one of the most common problems he has with a used volvo is the stains! He has had to not sell perfectly decent cars before because of the stains they had in them, it has cost him a lot of money so im sure he’d be interested to here about any ways to get rid of stains in a used volvo.

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  13. It is not easy to remove a coffee stain from the interior of my car but thanks to this post. It is very helpful and useful for me. I’ve got my stains out already. This is so helpful. I hope others who have problems like this can see this post. Thank you! Keep it up!

  14. Thanks Richard, I will try this tips on my car. I think it s very helpful.

  15. Do these cleaners, like the Meguiars MPC, leave a strong bleach-type smell afterwards? I used a cleaner before and it made the whole used volvo smell of bleach for 2-3 days afterwards.
    I agree with what Jake commented before about used volvo cars having stains in them, it is true about volvo’s but I have experienced it equally with other cars as well not specifically used volvo cars.

    • Richard says:

      I use the Meguiars APC or MPC a lot of the time and find it very good. I dont tend to find it smelling of bleach afterwards. Although I do use a variety of cleaners as well and then finishing products like dressers which leave a more pleasant smell. I dont tend to find any difference with Volvo but I do tend to find they are slightly easier to clean than average. I guess its because the interiors are well made from quality materials.

  16. I tried the way. It is a good idea. Thank you.

  17. It works well. I like it.

  18. I use the Meguiars APC or MPC a lot of the time and find it very good. I dont tend to find it smelling of bleach afterwards. Although I do use a variety of cleaners as well and then finishing products like dressers which leave a more pleasant smell.

  19. I’m absolutely love the website. Really useful!!

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