How to Remove Coffee Stains from Grout

We’ve all spilled a cup of coffee. Or maybe, the coffee pot overflowed. Whatever the reason, our “cup of Joe” has landed on the counter or floor. Unfortunately, coffee is dark and can stain anything it comes in contact with easily like clothing, fabrics, and even grout lines.

Coffee is brown-colored, which means it shows up easily on grout lines that are light colored. Since it is porous, grout will absorb all coffee that lands on it. With the right grout cleaning and sealing products, you can clean up the coffee and it will look like the coffee spill never happened. Remember, you want to clean coffee stains immediately, so the stain is easier to clean up.

Our team at Grout Shield can help you get rid of coffee stains for good. You’ll never know it was there! Besides getting rid of the discoloration, Grout Shield products also rid the grout of bacteria and other harmful germs that get absorbed into the grout lines.

Most home-cleaning articles may tell you to clean up the coffee stains with bleach, ammonia or white vinegar. Sure, these chemicals and products may work, but they also aren’t really cleaning the grout (For example: ammonia contains no cleaning agents), and many of these chemicals can actually cause the grout to crack or break.

To remove the coffee stains, you want to first blot the area dry with a clean cloth. Wipe the area clean of the coffee spill. You may notice your grout is stained a darker tint now. To remove the coffee, you will want to use Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner, which cleans and lifts deep and hard-to-clean stains out of the grout’s pores.

To use this cleaner, mix 1 ounce of the cleaner with 8 ounces of warm water. Then, brush the cleaner into the grout with a brush applicator. Let the mixture sit into the grout lines for a few minutes. Then, wipe away the cleaner with a sponge and towel dry the floor. The coffee discoloration will be gone.

Now, if the coffee stain still won’t fully go away, you can make the grout color look like new again with Grout Shield’s color sealer. You just squeeze the sealer into the grout lines. Then, spread it into the grout lines with a brush applicator or your finger and wipe away the excess with a towel or chamois. You can choose any color in the world to recolor your grout. Check out our grout colors.

If you don’t need to recolor your grout, you should seal it, after cleaning it, to protect it from future spills and accidents. Next time a coffee spill occurs, the sealer will prevent the coffee from seeping into the grout lines, and you can wipe the coffee right up with no stains. Grout Shield also offers clear grout sealer, which will  protect your grout.

Check out the video below to see how easy it is to use and apply Grout Shield’s Grout & Tile Deep Cleaner and the color sealer.


Our cleaners and sealers are simple to use and apply. We guarantee the coffee stain will be gone! No more smell or dark-colored grout stains! For more information on Grout Shield products, click our grout cleaning product page, or call toll free at 1-800-631-0716.




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