How to Remove Coffee Stains from Shoes

How to Remove Coffee Stains from Shoes

Coffee is both delicious and energetic, but can create a real mess in case of spills. Have you just spilt coffee on your shoes and are wondering how to get rid of a coffee stain? Shoes are expensive and it’s normal that you don’t just want to throw them away because of a stubborn stain. But, don’t worry, today is your lucky day! You can find some amazing ingredients in your pantry which are incredibly effective when trying to remove coffee stains from clothes and shoes.

For more about how to remove coffee stains from shoes, keep reading here at oneHOWTO. Here, we’ll be discussing how to remove coffee stain from leather shoes, suede shoes and white canvas shoes.

Removing coffee stains from leather

Leather shoes are fashionable and durable, but you need to keep them maintained in order for them to last long. Whether yours are black, brown or even light in color, you can effectively remove coffee stains from leather shoes by following these simple steps:

  1. Grab a paper towel immediately and remove any excess liquid from your shoes.
  2. Make a mixture of white vinegar and warm water in equal amounts.
  3. Take a lint-free piece of cloth and wet it in this liquid.
  4. Blot the stain with the cloth. Start from the edges of the stain and work towards the center. Don’t rub the stain, as it may push the coffee stain deeper into the leather.
  5. Keep dabbing until the stain is completely removed. You can re-wet the cloth if needed.
  6. Dampen another lint-fee cloth in water and dab on the area to remove any vinegar residue from the shoes.
  7. Leave shoes to dry completely.

For more, we recommend reading our article where we discuss how to remove coffee stains when you’re not at home.

Removing coffee stains from suede shoes

Suede is a type of leather with a velvety texture that is less durable than real leather. If you spill coffee on your suede shoes, you will have to act fast. Because suede can damaged easily, you have to treat them carefully and delicately. Follow these steps on how to remove coffee stains from suede shoes:

  1. Use a rag to dab the coffee gently (removing all excess). Keep blotting until you can’t see any more coffee transferring to the cloth.
  2. Wet a cloth in lukewarm water, and blot the stain with water.
  3. Pour one tsp of mild dish soap in a bowl, add 2 cups of cool water and mix.
  4. Dip a rag in this mixture and dab onto the stain until completely removed.
  5. Take a new clean piece of cloth, dip it in clean water, and remove any soap residue. Take another dry rag and remove moisture from the shoe by dabbing.
  6. If the coffee stain is still visible, we recommend mixing water and vinegar together.
  7. Dip a rag in this mixture and blot until you the stain has been completely lifted.
  8. Rub gently, as vigorous movements can damage the suede.

For more, we suggest taking a look at our article where we look at how to remove oil stains from shoes.

How to get coffee out of canvas shoes

So, how do you remove coffee out of white canvas shoes or white converse? Yes, white canvas shoes are simple and comfortable, but they get dirty easily. It’s normal that shoes made of cotton will quickly absorb coffee stains. Follow these steps and find out how to get coffee out of white converse or how to get coffee out of white vans:

  1. First let the coffee stain dry completely.
  2. Once dry, tap their soles together to get rid of any treads.
  3. Grab an old toothbrush and scrape off any larger pieces of coffee from the shoes’ creases.
  4. Mix baking soda in water (in equal amounts), dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and massage gently onto the stain.
  5. Mix laundry detergent or washing liquid and cold water, and remove the stain by performing circular movements with a tooth brush.
  6. Rinse the shoes and repeat if needed.
  7. Once you have removed the stains, you can wash these canvas shoes with your hands or put them in the washing machine.
  8. Keep them in a well-ventilated area to let them dry.
  9. You can also stuff them with a paper towel or cloths sustain their shape.

For more, we recommend reading our article where we discuss how to clean white converse fabric.

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