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How to Remove Coffee and Tea Stains

Coffee and tea are staple drinks in many households across the world. Whether you are enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the morning before work or relaxing with a cup of chamomile tea, these beverages can easily be spilled and ruin your clothes.

Removing coffee and tea stains from clothes is relatively simple. It does not matter if you are drinking green tea, espresso or black tea. Getting these stains out requires the following steps.

How to Remove Coffee and Tea Stains

Remove Coffee and Tea Stains: Step by Step Tutorial

  • Remove excess liquid by blotting the stain with a clean, dry cloth
  • Choose a Persil detergent based on the colour and fabric type
  • Pre-treat the stain with the detergent
  • Wash and rinse in cool water
  • Check to see if the stain is gone

Pick a Detergent

When removing stains from clothing, always check the care label to make sure it is washable. If it is, use Persil Universal Gel for your stain removal on both white and coloured clothing.


If you are working with a coloured garment, check the colour fastness prior to using the Persil detergent. Blot the stain with a clean cloth and remove as much liquid as possible. Then, apply Persil Universal Gel detergent directly onto the stain, gently rub in and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. If the stain is stubborn, consider mixing your selected Persil detergent with lukewarm water and soak your laundry for a couple of hours.


When you are dealing with coffee and tea stains, cold water may be an option for removing stains from clothes by soaking.
However, the hottest water possible that is safe for the fabric should be used for washing.
You can find this information on the garment care label.
Most stains will come out of your clothing after just one wash. If the stain is still present after the first wash, however, you will want to repeat the pre-treatment and wash it again.


Removing Coffee and Tea Stains from Different Coloured Fabrics and Laundry

When using a Persil detergent or any stain remover, always make sure to check the colour fastness in an inconspicuous place before treating the stain. If you are removing coffee stains from white or coloured clothing, always use Persil Universal Gel which is specifically designed for all fabrics. 


Removing Coffee and Tea Stains After They Have Dried

If you have a coffee and tea stain that has dried, removing it is a bit harder. To remove an old coffee stain on a white shirt or pants, pre-soak it in lukewarm water mixed with your Persil detergent. Soak for at least an hour; an overnight soak may be required. After, pre-treat, rinse, and wash according the steps about.


Homemade and Natural Stain Removers for Coffee and Tea Stains

Be careful to avoid using homemade and natural stain removers for coffee and tea stains. Unlike Persil Universal Gel, these remedies are not designed to tackle stains, and they can often create more of a mess. Rubbing alcohol may damage the fibres of some delicate fabrics, hydrogen peroxide may change the fabric’s colour and vinegar may cause rubber and plastic pieces in your washer crumble after long term use.

Do not let accidental spills ruin your day. Get rid of coffee and tea stains quickly with these steps.

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