black coffee spilt on cream carpet

(13 Posts)
furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 10-Feb-14 17:04:13

its not coming off aaaargh

tried soapy water
then vanish

any ideas??

thanks

furlinedsheepskinjacket Mon 10-Feb-14 18:28:11

bump

Oubliette0292 Mon 10-Feb-14 18:30:23

Try baby wipes?

ruby1234 Mon 10-Feb-14 18:36:40

Can you claim on your contents insurance?

Some years ago our DS spilt lime pop on our cream wool carpet, couldn't get it to come out, even with a shampooer. We'd had it down over 10 years, so just went to the carpet shop to buy another. The lady in the carpet shop asked us if we'd claimed - had never crossed our minds. Anyway, we made a claim, the man came out and had a look, agreed we would never get the stain out and paid out enough money to buy the same standard of carpet again.

Lagoonablue Mon 10-Feb-14 20:28:23

Professional carpet cleaners can usually do it. Insurance companies often only give you the cost of cleaning these days. Modern carpet cleaners are very quick and efficient and carpet dry almost immediately. Good luck!

Leviticus Tue 11-Feb-14 11:16:00

My friend has three kids and cream carpets. She says a cleaner once told her to spray and rub stains with a bleach solution and it works a treat.

I'm not sure what ratio if bleach to water you should have and I'd recommend a test on a hidden bit first.

EvelinMichaels Wed 12-Feb-14 12:52:09

I've heard that baking soda can remove red wine stains, why not coffee split? You should try it smile

EmNetta Thu 13-Feb-14 22:33:22

I did exactly the same a few years ago, (full mug of espresso) and tried glycerine on kit.roll after mopping as much as possible. Difficult to tell when it's out, but should be rinsed afterwards with lukewarm water and patted as dry as possible. Mine took two tries, but is no longer visible.

furlinedsheepskinjacket Thu 13-Feb-14 22:54:06

thanks everyone

it has sort of come out 2nd go with vanish and water
will have a good look in daylight tomorrow maybe need a 3rd go but looking ok

thankfully

EmNetta Fri 14-Feb-14 16:12:14

That's good news, fur-jacket, please let us know how it dries.

Ifcatshadthumbs Fri 14-Feb-14 16:16:24

Bit late now but in the event off another spill soak up as much as possible with towels first then use a cloth soaked in cold water and dab rather than scrub the stain. Then more towels on top to soak up the water.

HelenHen Wed 05-Mar-14 22:02:03

I discovered dh had spilled tea on the carpet... A day later! Aldi mamia babywipes cleaned it right up. They clean everything in this house!

sonlypuppyfat Wed 05-Mar-14 22:03:40

So what shouldn't you have bought?

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