How to Clean Countertops With Coffee Stains


Most of us love our morning java, but not the stains it leaves behind on countertops. The acid and brown coloring in coffee provides excellent ingredients for producing hard-to-remove brown marks on kitchen counters. Allowing the stains to remain for long periods only creates extra work when trying to remove them. Remove coffee stains from countertops with products that will not damage the counter surface.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 tsp. mild dish soap
  • Dish rag
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 drops ammonia
  • Old container
  • Clean rags
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • Clean cloth
  • Mix 1 tsp. mild dish soap in a sink of warm water. Wet a dish rag with the soapy water and wring out the excess. Wipe the coffee stains with the dish rag, removing as much of the stain as possible.

  • Mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide with 2 drops of ammonia in a small disposable container, such as an old whipped topping bowl.

  • Wipe the solution over the coffee stains with a clean rag. Apply additional solution as needed to the rag to clean off all the coffee stains from the countertop.

  • Sprinkle 1 tsp. baking soda over any coffee stains not removed with the hydrogen peroxide solution. Rub the baking soda into the stain with a damp dish rag, removing it from the countertop. Rinse the baking soda from the countertop with a damp dish rag. Wipe the countertop dry with a clean cloth.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wipe spilled coffee from countertops quickly to prevent the stain from setting.

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