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Those gorgeous flowers that were delivered may have brightened your day, but did they leave your sleeve with a pollen stains. Pollen that has been rubbed into clothing is very hard to remove. Follow these steps quickly to remove the pollen without removing the flowers.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Shake the pollen out.

    Shake the stained item outdoors to remove as much pollen as possible. If the pollen has already been rubbed into the clothing, try putting sticky tape on the surface of the pollen stain, and then gently lifting. The pollen will come up with the tape. The more pollen you can remove, the better chance you'll have at fully removing the stain.

  2. Rinse with cold water.

    When you have removed as much of the pollen as possible, rinse the stained area with cold water from the back of the pollen stain.

  3. Try soaking.

    If the stain remains, soak the clothing in cold water for 30 minutes.

  4. Rinse thoroughly. Every time you rinse, you are gently removing more of the stained area, so be sure to rinse completely.
  5. Repeat previous steps.

    Repeat steps 2-4 until as much of the pollen stain as possible is gone.

  6. Use a spot stain remover.

    Apply a spot stain remover stick, spray, or gel and wash in the hottest water that is recommended for the clothing..

  7. Check the stained area before drying.

    Pollen stains may need several treatments before they fully disappear. If the stain is still there, repeat the above steps as needed before drying.

What You Need

  • Masking tape or scotch tape
  • Cold water
  • Spot stain remover
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