So, you spilled tea on your favourite shirt, couch, or carpet. Now you're left with the daunting task of removing the tea stains. Don't worry; we're here to help
There are a few different methods you can use to remove tea stains from fabrics, depending on the fabric type and the stain's severity. Let's talk about how to clean each of these three things so you can rest easy even after making a big mess.
How to clean spilled tea from a shirt
If you spill tea on a shirt, the first thing you'll want to do is blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth. Don't rub the stain, as this will only spread it further. Once you've blotted the stain, turn the shirt inside out and run cold water through it from the backside. This will help to flush the stain out.
If the stain is still there after flushing it with cold water, you can try pre-treating it with a stain remover before washing the shirt as usual. If the stain is still there after washing, you can try bleaching it with oxygen bleach. However, be sure to check the care label first to make sure the fabric can be bleached.
How to clean spilled tea from a couch
Nothing is worse than spilling tea on your couch. But don't worry, it's not the end of the world. First, blot the stain with a clean, dry just like you would with a shirt. Again, don't rub the stain, as this will only spread it further.
Once you've blotted the stain, you'll want to pretreat it with a stain remover designed for upholstery use. You can find these at most hardware, supermarkets, or home improvement stores. Follow the instructions on the bottle for the best results.
Once you've pretreated the stain, you can try cleaning it with a steam cleaner. If you don't have a steam cleaner, you can rent one from most hardware stores. You'll want to be careful not to use too much water when cleaning, as this can damage the couch.
How to clean spilled tea from a carpet
You were walking from one room to another with a cup of tea, and disaster struck. You spilled tea all over your beautiful carpet. You probably already know what the first step is going to be. That's right, blot the stain with a clean, dry cloth. How could it be anything different?
Use a sponge, rub some carpet cleaning solution into the stain, and then blot it again with a clean cloth. You'll want to do this until the stain is gone. It's going to take some elbow grease, depending on how big the stain is.
If the stain is still there after you've tried cleaning it with a carpet cleaning solution, you can try renting a steam cleaner and using that on the stain. If all else fails, you can call a professional, but be aware, it might be overkill to call a professional carpet cleaner for a small spill. Of course, you could always put something over the spill and pretend like it never happened.
There you have three different methods for removing tea stains from fabrics. Choose the one that's best for the type of fabric you're dealing with and the severity of the stain. Then, with a little bit of effort, you should be able to get those tea stains out.