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How to get coffee stains out of jeans

Updated February 21, 2017

Coffee drinkers will likely run into a situation where they accidentally stain their clothing at some point--especially if they are in a morning rush. Though spilling coffee on dark-coloured clothing isn't usually cause for alarm, spilling it on jeans, particularly those with a light wash, can result in a slight panic. However, with a few household items, you can remove the coffee stains from your jeans.

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  1. Apply a stain remover to the areas on the jeans with coffee stains on them--you can purchase a stain remover from the laundry section of your local grocery store or supermarket. Follow the directions on the package to get the best results. This is effective for most coffee-stained jeans, even those that have set-in stains.

  2. Mix together a quart of cold water and one teaspoon of white distilled vinegar. Apply the mixture to the stained jeans with a clean sponge, and gently wipe away the stains. Launder the jeans immediately.

  3. Apply a scant amount of baking soda (approximately one tbsp) onto a wet, clean washcloth. Gently rub the baking soda-covered cloth onto the stained jeans. You may need to repeat this process if the stains are set-in or cover a large portion of the jeans.

  4. Tip

    Attempt to remove coffee stains from jeans as soon as possible--the longer the stains set, the harder it will be to remove them.

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Things You'll Need

  • Stain remover
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Washcloth
  • Baking soda

About the Author

Melinda Gaines has been a freelance writer since 2006, with work appearing online for YellowPages and other websites. Her areas of expertise include business, beauty, fashion and sports. Gaines attended the University of Houston where she earned a Bachelor of Science in sport administration.

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