Getting Pollen Out of Your Clothes

When pollen gets rubbed into your clothing, it can create a very stubborn stain. Fortunately, these stains are easy to remove if you know how to do it properly.

  1. Begin by shaking out as much of the pollen as you can. If the fabric isn’t particularly fragile, consider applying tape to the stained area and gently lifting it away to remove excess particles.
  2. Using cold water, rinse the fabric through the back of the stain.
  3. If the stain remains after you are done rinsing, let it soak in cold water for thirty minutes.
  4. Repeat steps two and three until you stop seeing improvement.
  5. Wash the garment, using as hot a water as is safe for the fabric in question.
  6. Check the stain before drying. If you still see pollen, repeat the above steps. Do not dry the fabric while there is still pollen visible, as this can bake the stain into the clothing so that it is even more difficult to remove.

When you get pollen stains on a fabric that cannot be safely washed in a conventional machine, bring it to Bellevue Dry Cleaning.