Most people have experienced an occasional tea or coffee spill before, but what if your clothes have not? The main point is, just like with other stains, to act quickly and not to start worrying about how you will remove that tea or coffee stain from your white shirt. Make sure to check out our step-by-step guide below on how to tackle a tea or coffee stain emergency with help from Ariel, and your clothes will thank you.
6 steps to remove tea and coffee stains
Prepare a soaking solution
First up, you’ll need to pre-treat the tea and coffee-stained garment. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and add half a scoop of Ariel Washing Powder. Mix the solution by hand until the detergent is completely dissolved.
Add your tea and coffee-stained garments to the solution and leave to soak for an hour. If the stained garment keeps floating to the top, place a white towel on top of it to keep it fully immersed in the soaking solution.
Preparing for wash
Gently wring out the excess water before adding it to your wash with similar items.
Add detergent based on the instructions on your pack.
Load your garment into the washing machine with other, similar items and wash on your usual cycle, at the highest temperature shown on the care label.
Then, when the wash cycle is over, simply remove the items and you’re ready to go.
How to remove stains similar to coffee and tea stains
When you’re enjoying a nice cup of tea, you’re likely to encounter other stains, too. Chocolate from the biscuits may find itself on your favourite saree, or jam from your morning toast may slide onto your jeans. Don’t worry about it: Ariel has those stains covered, too.
For whiter whites and tough stain removal, wash with Ariel Matic Front Load Liquid Detergent if you have front load fully automatic washing machine, or Ariel Matic Top Load if you have top load fully automatic machine. If you own a semi-automatic washing machine, then choose Ariel Complete powder detergent. It can’t replace the feeling of that first coffee, but clean, fresh, stain-free clothes are another great way to start the day.
FAQs on how to remove tea and coffee stains
Lemon juice can be used to help remove a tea stain, but keep in mind that laundry detergents were specifically developed for this reason, so they will always be more effective. Also, lemon can bleach your garment’s colour, so be careful.
Mix water and laundry detergent to make a pre-treatment solution, let the garment soak in it for an hour, then wash it normally. This should help you get rid of the black tea stain.
No. If you act quickly, getting tea stains out of clothes is much less difficult than dealing with a dried tea stain. Thanks to Ariel, both cases can be managed, though.
Vinegar mixed with water can help lift the stain from your clothes but using a laundry detergent that was specifically developed for this reason is always a more effective choice.
If you must tackle an old coffee stain, just mix some water with some laundry detergent and let your garment soak in the pre-treating solution for at least an hour. Then proceed to wash it normally.
When it comes to coffee stain removal, vinegar can be of help, however opting for a laundry detergent will always give you better results, as they were developed specifically to be harsh on stains.
Mixing some baking soda with water and putting the paste on the coffee-stained garment can help lift the stain, but your best bet is definitely a pre-treatment solution of water mixed with laundry detergent.
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