How to deal with a Tea or Coffee stain on wool carpet

Tea & coffee are a particular challenge on carpets & upholstery fabrics. They contain a natural dye; tannin.
The more they are scrubbed & rubbed the worse the problem can become.

Do

Remove as much as possible with an absorbent white towel. If there is, repeat & continue until there no more coffee appearing on the towel.

Sprinkle a little unsweetened soda water over the stain & blot, don’t rub the area with a fresh area of white towel. Check the towel for signs of coffee/ tea. If

Blotting is direct vertical action. Pushing down, allowing the carpet to recover.

Do Not

Panic & try every thing in the cleaning cupboard! Many DIY carpet cleaning detergents will remove the colour from the carpet, if used incorrectly or to vigorously. A generic cleaning product may not deal with the dye from the spill.

If you want to try a cleaning chemical;

Check the directions on the label. Or;

Do so in an inconspicuous area of carpet. Check for any alterations on the carpet.
Then try a little on the stain with a white towel. see if it has any effect stain.
Don’t try more and more. If it hasn’t worked the chances are it is not having the desired effect. Tea & coffee contain natural dyes. So mat not be remove by general cleaning techneques. At this stage you will require professional help to go any further.

Call Cotswold Carpet Cleaners on 07775944596 for further information

Spot stain removal on Wool Berber carpet

First job, helping a couple in Box, Minchinhampton meet their letting agent inventory obligations with an end of tenancy carpet clean.

Second call was in Box, Minchinhampton again. This time, we were required to tackle a Redbush Tea stain on a wool Berber carpet & to remove the residue left by cat vomit. Not a very glamorous calling, but great when it all works out!

We are always happy to offer spot stain removal advice. Let us help you tackle the stains with out damaging your carpets, Berber or otherwise. There are a few simple steps you can take to prevent the spot stain becoming set in. Incorrect processes & products can cause damage to your carpet.
Different stains require different approaches on certain carpets such as Berber. But particularly aware of carpets containing viscose or hessian. These natural materials can react very differently to wool & synthetic carpets.

If I can help you with spot stain removal advice, Please call Bruce on 07775944596