Removing Tea Stains
Tea is a delicious, warming beverage enjoyed all around the world, but it can leave unpleasant stains if spilt on clothing, furniture, or carpets. Luckily, there are plenty of simple techniques to get rid of tea stains with minimal effort.
Items You’ll Need
- Clothing: Laundry detergent, baking soda, white vinegar, liquid dish soap
- Carpets: Vacuum, white vinegar, cold water, liquid dish soap
- Furniture and Upholstery: Liquid dish soap, white vinegar, cloth, cool water
- Act fast. Blot the stain and brush away with a spoon to remove as much of the liquid as possible.
- Soak the stained clothing in cold water, mixed with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.
- Mix ¼ teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 1 quart of cold water, and use a cloth to apply the mixture to the stain.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda with 1 tablespoon of laundry detergent.
- Apply the mixture to the stain and scrub gently to remove the tea stain.
- Rinse with cold water and re-soak in a solution of vinegar and water before laundering as usual.
- Vacuum the area to remove any loose liquid and particles.
- Mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 1 cup of cold water and soak a cloth in the mixture.
- Gently blot the stained area to remove the liquid.
- Mix ¼ teaspoon of liquid dish soap with 1 cup of cold water and pour onto the stained area.
- Gently rub the mixture into the stained area with a cloth.
- Rinse with cold water and blot the area with a clean cloth until all moisture is removed.
Furniture and Upholstery
- Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar with 1 cup of cool water and use a cloth to apply the solution to the stained area.
- Mix equal parts warm water and liquid dish soap, and rub into the stain with a cloth.
- Rinse with cool water and blot with a cloth until no moisture remains.
By following these step-by-step instructions you can remove tea stains and keep your clothing, carpets and furniture looking fresh and clean.