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How do you remove pollen stains?

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While flowers are beautiful, pollen stains are not. If your clothes or fabrics are afflicted with this problem, remove as much pollen as possible by hand, soak the clothing in cold water, and apply stain remover. You need tape, water, oxygen bleach and stain remover.

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How do you remove pollen stains?
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  1. Remove pollen by hand

    Remove as much pollen as possible by shaking it off the clothing or pulling it up using the sticky side of tape. Avoid touching or rubbing at the pollen. This only pushes it into the fibers and makes it more difficult to remove.

  2. Soak the clothing

    Immerse the clothing in cold water, and let it soak for 30 minutes. Rinse it. Repeat this step as many times as necessary. Add oxygen bleach to the water to improve stain removal.

  3. Add stain remover

    If the stain is still stubbornly set, add stain remover to the affected area. Wash the clothing in hot water. Make sure the stain is gone before putting the clothing through the dryer. If the stain is still present, add more stain remover, and wash it again.

  4. See a dry cleaner

    If the fabric is not washable, visit a professional dry cleaner. Let him know what kind of flower caused the stain.

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