A microscopic examination of pollen shows it has barbs, tendrils and other properties designed to attach it to pollinators (like bees) so that it can be moved from flower to flower. Unfortunately, nature's cunning propagation plan is exactly what makes these stains so difficult to remove from your clothing, rugs, upholstery, etc. So we advice you to be careful when handling them, even stained fingers can be carriers to your clothes.
Using a tissue to remove the pollen-containing anthers as soon as the flower begins to open is a good method of prevention when dealing with lilies....some of the worst pollen perpetrators.
If pollen does end up decorating your fine fabrics, you should...
- Treat the stain as soon as possible. The older the stain is, the harder it will be to remove.
- Avoid rubbing or brushing off pollen.
- Shake the fabric first to remove as much pollen powder as possible.
- Adhesive tape can also be an effective way of lifting the pollen off fabric.
Lucky for you, we are experts at removing stains in all shapes, sizes and kinds whether it's on your favorite blouse or your prized area rug. If it can be done safely and completely, you can trust us to do it.