Today I spilled some coffee on my white formal shirt. I tried to wash off the portion with water, soaked the part of shirt in milk(crazy isn't it).. But these two options didn't work.

Any suggestions?


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Use a small amount of vinegar to remove the stain.

  • Thank you for the suggestion. I tried using vinegar, but it didn't work.
    – sriinnu
    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:21
  • did u let it sit for sometime? You have to let it sit for sometime after you apply.
    – Kishore
    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:39
  • I just left it for 5 mins. I will let it sit overnight and see if it works.
    – sriinnu
    Jun 18, 2015 at 9:42
  • Chlorine bleach should lighten the stain, but test it on an inconspicuous are of the shirt first (bleach can dissolve come fabrics!). Jun 19, 2015 at 16:59

There are many things you could try :

  1. Salt
  2. Baking soda
  3. Dedicated product (Cillit, ...)
  4. Bleach. be carefull though as it might "burn" the fabric and leave an unremovable stain

I would try in this order, the 2 last having some risk of making it worse : a stain that you just can't remove...

  • Can you please add some details on how to use salt or baking soda, for example?
    – Alex
    Jun 24, 2015 at 14:08

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