How to Tackle Coffee Cup Rings on Your Furniture 

Accidents happen—especially when coffee is involved. If you’ve ever had a cup of coffee leave a mark on your wood furniture, you know the frustration that can come from trying to remove it. But don’t worry, this article will help you tackle those pesky coffee cup rings and have your furniture looking as good as new in no time. 

Removing Fresh Stains 

If you catch the stain right after it happens, there are some easy methods to try and remove it. The first thing to do is use a soft cloth or paper towel to blot up any excess liquid. Then, mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water and gently dab the spot with a clean cloth. Finally, dry off the area with a separate towel or cloth until the area is completely dry. This method should work for fresh stains and will help prevent long-term damage to your furniture. 

Removing Old Stains 

If your coffee cup ring has been around for awhile, these methods may be more effective than using soap and water alone. Start by mixing equal parts white distilled vinegar and olive oil together in a bowl until they form an emulsion. Then, using a soft cloth or sponge, apply the mixture directly onto the stain and rub it in circular motions. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping away with a clean rag or paper towel. If this doesn’t work, try mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with two cups of warm water into a paste and apply directly onto the stain in circular motions before wiping off with a damp cloth.

Removing Coffee Cup Rings with Natural Products (option 2)

For removing coffee cup rings involves using natural ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Start by mixing equal parts baking soda and white vinegar into a paste-like consistency and apply the mixture to the affected area. Once the paste has been applied, let it sit for 10-15 minutes before wiping off with a damp cloth. You may need to repeat this process multiple times until the stain has been removed. 

Removing Coffee Cup Rings with Household Products 

If natural products are not available, there are other household items that can help remove stubborn stains without damaging the finish on your furniture. Start by applying some non-gel toothpaste onto the affected area and use a clean cloth to work it into the stain in circular motions. Once the toothpaste has been worked into the stain, simply wipe away with a damp cloth and buff dry with another clean cloth. For more stubborn stains, you may need to repeat this process multiple times until all remnants of the stain are gone.    

All the press about the white HomePod leaving circles on finer wood finishes, I wonder if folks have tried any/all of the tips I found. Whether you’re tackling old or new stains, just remember that patience is key—and if all else fails, call in professional help for an even better result. Of course, when working on a stain here, I did find a few things you can buy to help. Like this one, most go after water stains more than coffee. Please note that if you purchase from clicking on the link, I will get a tiny bit of that sale to help keep this site going.