Today, I’m sharing about an easy carpet stain remover DIY, along with how to remove coffee stains from carpet. Plus, this works for removing red wine stains from carpet, too!
I had never thought about cleaning carpet stains until Luke and I were married. It was the first time we had lived on our own, so learning how to to clean and maintain a place of our own was new to us. Luke had some experience with different methods of cleaning carpet, and flooring in general, because his family owned a janitorial supply business and he worked for a floor cleaning company throughout college. But I, was completely clueless on the best way to remove stains from carpet and other things like that!
Carpet Stain Remover DIY with How to Remove Coffee Stains from Carpet
I still remember where I spilled the coffee on the carpet (the first time) and how I felt and it was over 12 years ago. We were living in our a brand-new, first-renter apartment. We hadn’t been there long, maybe a month, and I was doing my make-up on the floor in our bedroom in front of the glass closet doors, drinking my coffee.
I think you probably know what happens next. I knocked over the whole mug of coffee on brand-new, white carpet. I then proceeded to freak out. Luke knew how to remove coffee stains from carpet though. He grabbed a clothes iron and used that to remove the carpet stains.
Fast forward many years, and I have had red wine stains on the carpet in our current house as well as more coffee stains. I’ve definitely used the iron trick a few different times so thought I’d walk you through the process so that you are able to remove red wine stains from carpet, too (or coffee, or whatever!).
Supplies Needed for Getting Coffee Stains out of Carpet
- Clothes iron
- White rag (or a rag or towel that won’t bleed color)
How to Remove Carpet Stains with an Iron?
- Wet towel completely and fold over a few times (you want 2-3 folds on the towel)
- Using high heat, press iron down on towel for about three seconds. This creates steam which raises the carpet stain to the surface of the carpet or onto the towel itself.
- Release and check progress.
- Let the towel cool before repeating the process.
- Repeat if the stain is still showing.
- Gently rub/dab carpet to completely release the stain from the carpet fibers.
Before Photo of Coffee Stain on Carpet
After Photo of Using an Iron to Remove Carpet Stains
There’s something about me moving into a new place and then immediately spilling on the carpet. I wasn’t even a wine drinker when we first moved into this house but I think we bought a bottle to celebrate or something. Well, I spilled the WHOLE glass of red wine in the living room on the carpet. There were immediately tears because I knew we couldn’t afford to replace the carpet and I just knew that the red wine stain wouldn’t come out. Well, Luke to the rescue again because using the iron to remove the red wine stain on the carpet totally worked. It took quite a few iron presses, letting the towel cool and repeating before the stain came out but it did come out!
- Clothing Iron
1. Wet towel completely and fold over a few times (you want 2-3 folds on the towel)
2. Using high heat, press iron down on towel for about three seconds. This creates steam which raises the carpet stain to the surface of the carpet or onto the towel itself.
3. Release and check progress.
4. Let the towel cool before repeating the process.
5. Repeat if the stain is still showing.
6. Gently rub/dab carpet to completely release the stain from the carpet fibers.
p.s. If you’re wondering whether I brought any great cleaning tricks to the marriage…the answer is no. =)