Help to get coffee out of car interior

(7 Posts)
LaundryQueenHatesIroning Fri 14-Oct-16 10:21:31

DH has spilled a whole latte in his new car. It is in the foot well. He cleaned it best he could at the time but said the whole car now stinks of coffee, particularly when the car warms up.

Can anyone help with suggestions on the best way to clean it, the emphasis being on getting the smell out!

It's his first ever lease car and he was making a big song and dance about how he needed to keep it in perfect condition!

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

BlondiBleach Fri 14-Oct-16 10:35:35

Try pouring lots of bicarbonate of soda where it fell. Leave to soak overnight & Hoover the next day. You may need to do this more than once. Chalk also absorbs smells so pop a few sticks in there too.

1001 upholstery spray claims to neutralise odours also.

If that doesn't work, perhaps febreeze?

BlondiBleach Fri 14-Oct-16 10:36:28

And driving with the windows fully open for the next few days!! grin

LaundryQueenHatesIroning Fri 14-Oct-16 15:40:02

Thanks Blondi, will give that a go!

Mrscog Sun 16-Oct-16 14:03:16

He'll need something to breakdown the milk proteins too. How about a solution of warm water with some biological washing liquid in, scrub it on then boot and leave to dry.

LaundryQueenHatesIroning Sun 16-Oct-16 22:04:11

Thanks mrscog we did that very thing yesterday, gave it a good scrub and dried it out. When we went out in the car today it smelled of feet sadand it's obviously only going to get worse. I am trying to talk him into getting it valeted

sevenpounds Mon 17-Oct-16 07:46:04

I know exactly how you feel my DH done the same thing a few months back and it was a pain in the backside to get rid of the stain. I use this upholstery cleaner with a sponge cloth and it did the trick. Spray it on leave for a minute or two to soak and then clean off with the sponge.

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