Pollen

ACE Stain Helper | Outdoors

Cotton, Linen, Synthetic, Silk, Wool or Denim fabrics –

Pollen

When it comes to removing pollen stains, it’s very important that you do not wet the clothing initially as pollen stains will often dust or shake off. Avoid touching pollen stains as the natural oils from your fingers can cause it to set or sink into the fabric. Use sticky tape to try and lift the stain. Providing it hasn’t been brushed into the fabric already, most (if not all) of the pollen should attach to the tape and come away easily. Other similar methods include using Styrofoam or a pipe cleaner (the static created helps to lift the pollen) – just remember to press very lightly. Place the item in direct sunlight. Often lily pollen stains will fade to nothing in sunlight, particularly the paler, yellow variety.

If the methods above are unsuccessful, soak the item in cold water for half an hour. Then rinse it thoroughly, and dry in sunlight as above. Finally, pop the garment in the wash with your usual detergent and a capful of ACE for Colours. Remember to not place the item in the dryer as the heat from the dryer can cause the stain to set, making it difficult to remove.

Alternatively, soak your fabric with 10 litres of water, one dosing cap of ACE for Colours and your usual detergent. Leave it up to one hour and then rinse thoroughly.

Always remember to read the label on the item of clothing first.