Removing Coffee Stains.
Removing Coffee Stains. With the advent of the car cubholder and the many varieties placed within the 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.
Once 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.