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How do I remove yellow pollen stains from clothes?

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Question: How do I remove yellow pollen stains from clothes?
Here's how to remove pollen stains from clothes: Nothing is lovelier than a bouquet of flowers until you see those yellow stains on your clothing or linens. Pollen does more than make us sneeze, it can really stain fabrics.

First, NEVER rub the pollen with your hand or a cloth. You will only push the dye deeper into the fabric. Take the fabric outside and shake off the pollen. Or, use a piece of tape to pick up the pollen grains. The trick is to keep the pollen from penetrating the fibers.

For washable fabrics, soak the garment in cold water for at least 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly; repeat these two steps until most of the stain has been removed. You may also add some Oxyclean or another oxygen bleach to the soaking water. If the stain is still present, apply a spot stain remover to the area and wash the garment in the hottest recommended temperature for the fabric.Check the area again before drying the garment – if the stain remains, repeat the stain remover and wash treatment.

If the garment is dry clean only, point out and identify the stain to your professional cleaner. If possible, tell him the type of flower that caused the stain. Lilies are usually the main culprit. If you are using a home dry cleaning kit, be sure to treat the stain with the provided stain remover before putting the garment in the dryer bag.

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