How to remove coffee stains from white shirt sleeves? I swear I don’t know how my husband manages to get coffee on all his work clothes!
Juliet B., Bedford
You’re in luck because I can tell you how to remove coffee stains from white shirt sleeves. I’m guessing that his shirts are cotton or a cotton-poly blend, which makes cleaning them easier.
First, there is one thing he could do to take care of the problem himself. Right after he notices a spot, he should rinse it thoroughly with cold water. This step might remove the coffee completely. Then the shirt can be laundered as usual.
But if the stain goes unnoticed, you’ll need to treat it with other tools. The simplest method is to rub a little liquid soap into the mark, then let it work for at least five minutes. You can use either laundry or dish detergent for that.
Once you rinse the spot with cold water, the coffee should be gone. Otherwise, try the next step.
Combine one part powdered detergent with one part each of water and white vinegar. This makes a paste to massage into the stain. You can also scrub with a toothbrush if needed. Since you’re working on white shirts, you won’t need to worry about colorfastness.
Next, club soda also works well for removing stains on cotton. It’s similar to rinsing with cold water. And oddly enough, even an egg yolk might solve the problem. For full details on these last two methods, consult our detailed post here: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-remove-coffee-stains-from-clothes/
Of course, the sooner you can address the problem, the better. And if none of these tricks work, there’s always bleach as long as the shirts are not silk or some other delicate fabric.
In conclusion, I hope all those coffee stains fade away.