How to Remove Lily Pollen Stains from Your Carpet and Clothes

​Everybody loves flowers, but not everybody enjoys cleaning tasks if they happen to make a mess. Maybe you can't realize what type of mess flowers especially lily flowers can make until they do drop pollen on the carpet, upholstery, or cloths. Before cleaning it you have to know precisely how to remove lily pollen stains. Actually, lily pollen is a dusty material so for getting this stain out you need a different cleaning method than other stains. And you have to be careful otherwise it can be worsened. Here below is how to get rid of lily pollen stains from carpet and clothes.

​How to get rid of lily pollen stains from carpet

​Now we are talking about how to get rid of lily pollen stains from your carpet step by step.

Lily pollen stain removing method from carpet

Use handheld vacuum

​Politely vacuum this pollen from your carpet with a handheld vacuum or you can also use a vacuum hose to hold it off the stain. In this way, the suction of the vacuum will pick up the pollen. Remember it never rub this vacuum over the stain.

Use tape

​Now use a piece of tape to clean remaining pollen. For this, gently lay the tape over the stain and push slightly.

Apply rubbing alcohol

Take a piece of cloth or a white paper towel. Now apply a very small amount of this alcohol to your towel and blot the stain from outside to the center. And continue this action until the stain is removed.

Apply shaving foam

​If any stain is still there then apply shaving foam with a toothbrush. Then with a towel, you will wipe the extra foam off the carpet. Rinse the area with cold water and weigh down the paper towel or cloth with something heavy like a pile of books. It will absorb all the dampness. Then let this area to air dry.

Additional tips and tricks

  • ​Never use ammonia or this type of product that contains ammonia because it will help the ugly stain to set and sometimes it could be quite impossible to remove also.
  • ​Never use water when cleaning that stain as it can push that pollen deeper and further into your carpet
  • You can also cut off the anthers (anthers are the parts that hold the pollen) after opening the flower. It would be a smart trick.

​How to get lily pollen out of clothes

​When you want to remove lily pollen stains from your cloth, don’t wet that cloth initially. Usually, lily pollen stain is dusty. So avoid touching this because the oil on your fingers and hands can cause this stain to sink deeper into the fabric. Below, we are discussing how to remove lily pollen stains from clothes step by step.

  • First of all, if you notice pollen has got onto your cloth instantly avoid touching it and try to shake this dust off. Then if that pollen clings on, then use a piece of tape. The lily pollen will attach to the tape and will come away very easily.
  • Secondly, keep that cloth in direct sunlight. Then some of the lighter varieties of lily pollen will fade. And there is a good chance to fade away that lightly colored stain.
  • Thirdly, if these methods above don't work, soak the cloth in cold water about half an hour. Then wash it completely and leaving in the sunlight.

​If the pollen stain still refuses to move then apply a laundry detergent (like Persil small $mighty) or any stain remover and wash your cloth at a high temperature of the washing machine. And, one more quick note; when you use detergents or any commercial stain remover, it's very important to follow the instruction carefully and check the label also. By doing this, you will confirm that you are using the right product in the right way. Before applying to the pollen stain you can test a hidden area of your clothing to be sure.

​Are lilies toxic to cats?

Lilies toxic cat

​Apart from the ugly stain, lilies are toxic to cat. Almost all parts of lily are toxic- stamen, flowers, leaves, roots, and so on. And various types of lilies like day lilies, Easter lilies, Stargazer lilies, and tiger lilies can all be deadly. For example, getting some lily pollen on cat's whiskers can be enough to kill that cat. However, the first signs of toxicity are depression, vomiting, loss of appetite, and so on. Most importantly, prevention is better than cure so every cat owner or cat lover should be aware of lily ingestion.

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