How to Remove a Coffee Stain from Rayon.

How to Remove a Coffee Stain from Rayon.


Coffee is tannin (plant base). Tannin stains can be easily removed when fresh with a little water or club soda. Once the coffee stain has dried then a product will be necessary to help lift the coffee stain from the rayon material.


Choice of Products: Laundry Detergent, Distilled White Vinegar and Borax.


Fresh Coffee Stain: blot with a wet white towel followed by a dry white towel. Repeat several times to remove all of the coffee stain.


Dried Coffee Stain:

Laundry Detergent – create a spotting solution with 1 part laundry detergent and 5 parts water.

Distilled White Vinegar -


Ultra Stubborn Dried Coffee Stains: create a soaking solution with Borax and water per instructions.


Rayon is a manmade fiber derived from wood pulp. Some rayon’s are colorfast and some are not, some will shrink and other won’t. Excess agitation will always cause the rayon to pill or create a fuzzy look on the surface of the material. It’s important to test each garment in a hidden area to ensure satisfactory results.

When done with the stain removal process, clean the entire garment as recommended by the care label. Cleaning the garment will remove any reminisce of the stain. Never leave garments unclean after using spotting or cleaning products. Over time the spotting agent can discolor, or yellow, and weaken the material.

Karl Huie

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