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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.