How can I remove flower pollen that got on my clothes?
A big bouquet of lilies may be beautiful, but they can lead to problems when pollen comes into contact with fabric. The good news is the resulting stain can be removed! You can make the job easier by getting as much of the pollen off the fabric before you apply any water or laundry products so have less stain to deal with. Start by brushing or shaking away as much pollen as you can. You can also gently press a little clear cellophane tape to the pollen and lift it away. It’s sticky, so any pollen that remains will benefit from being pretreated before you wash it. I don’t know what fabric your stain is on, so here are some suggestions for two basic situations:
Air dry the item, and check to see if the stain is all the way out. You can always repeat the treatment if any residual stain remains. Your chances of complete success increase when you keep the item out of a hot dryer until you know the stain is gone. If your item is labeled “Dry Clean Only” then be sure to point the stains out to the dry cleaner, so it can be properly pretreated before washing.