How to Remove Coffee Stains From Mattresses

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Commercial stain remover spray for laundry

  • Sponge

  • Cloth

  • Fan or blow drier


If you don’t have stain remover spray on hand, Volcanica Coffee suggests using either white vinegar and water (1 tsp. white vinegar per quart of cold water) in a spray bottle or baking soda (add a little to a damp cloth and rub over the stain).

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Breakfast in bed is a treat, but spilling your morning coffee ruins the moment. Once you strip off the sheets, no matter how quickly, you likely will face a coffee stain on the mattress. With the right products you can remove these stains with minimal effort.


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Step 1

Press paper towels onto the coffee stain to absorb as much liquid (if the stain is still wet) as possible. Use new paper towels until you can't get any more moisture up this way.

Step 2

Spray a commercial stain remover spray for laundry on the stain, saturating it. Volcanica Coffee recommends using a spray containing oxygen bleach (a bleach safe for many fabrics).


Step 3

Leave the product on the coffee stain, undisturbed, for at least 15 minutes or the time indicated on the stain remover spray's label.

Step 4

Dampen a clean sponge and rub this over the stain. Blot the area with paper towels again, rinse out the sponge (to remove coffee that has transferred to the sponge) and use it to scrub the area again.


Step 5

Blot the area with paper towels. If coffee color is still coming up, rinse out your sponge again and scrub the mattress. You may need to re-apply stain remover spray if the stain seems persistent (and leave it again for 15 minutes).

Step 6

Use clean, damp paper towels or a damp cloth to rinse the area. Turn a fan on in the room and let the mattress air dry, or use a blow drier--if you choose the latter, make sure the stain is truly gone as heat will bake the stain onto the mattress.