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Removing coffee stains from whites and colors

Whether it’s that daily morning coffee run or a much-needed afternoon coffee break, we know how important coffee is in our lives. However, when you are on the go and have a coffee spill accident, don’t let that ruin your day. Clorox is here to help by giving you instructions on how to remove new, dried or even set-in coffee stains. Follow the steps below to remove tough stains like coffee from both colored and white clothing.

  1. Rinse
    To prevent the stain from sinking deeper into the fabric, rinse from the back of the garment with cold water.
  2. Pre-Treat

    For both colored and white clothing, pour Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster directly onto the coffee-stained area and let it sit for 5–10 minutes, making sure not to let it dry. The stain should begin to disappear immediately for both new and set-in coffee stains.

    For larger stains or stains that cover an entire piece of clothing or fabric, soak the coffee-stained areas in 1 quart of water mixed with 1 full cup of Clorox 2® for up to 60 minutes. Stains will begin to disappear for both new and set-in stains.

  3. Rub
    If the stain is particularly tough to remove, try gently rubbing the stained area with Clorox 2® formula on it.
  4. Wash

    For colored clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox 2® Stain Remover & Color Booster into the laundry basin or detergent dispensing tray. Clorox 2® helps remove stains and odors through the wash while making both colored and white clothing brighter and cleaner. Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

    For white clothing and fabrics, set your washer to the hottest recommended water setting and add both detergent and Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® . Always be sure to follow the instructions on your garment’s care label.

    Carefully inspect to confirm the stain is gone before machine drying.


Avoid
Do not use bar soap, which may cause the stain to set.

Removing coffee stains from surfaces

  1. Wipe
    Wipe up spilled coffee, then grab your Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach.
  2. Spray
    To clean and disinfect: Spray 4–6 inches from surface until thoroughly wet. Let stand 30 seconds.
  3. Rinse
    Rinse or wipe clean.

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