How to remove pollen stains from clothing?
Our flower food products basically contain the following ingredients: a sugar, an organic acid and preservatives. The preservatives are present in such low concentration, that when diluted therefore does not have an effect on the surface or on any cleaning process. In most cases the best thing to do with a spillage is to dilute the spill straight away with carbonated mineral water and then to wash normally using your normal washing powder and the method recommended for the actual garment. Our products have been extensively tested on a range of fabrics and soft furnishing materials and we would not anticipate that any long term staining would result from the spillage.
However, there are certain flowers which give stains, such as lilies because of its pollen on their stamens, which can easily be accidentally knocked off onto clothing. A simple way to prevent getting pollen on your clothes is to remove the anthers (tips of the stamens) as soon as you get the flowers home. Keep repeating this with every bud that opens or cut off the stamens.
- Do not brush or rub with your hand! Human skin contains oils that will help attach the pollen to the fibres: let the pollen dry and remove it with a soft brush.
- Take a piece of adhesive tape and press this onto the pollen. The pollen will adhere to it and can then be removed.
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove the pollen from the clothing.
- If some pollen stains are stubborn, hang the garment in the sun. The stain and the pollen in it will dry up and can then be removed by one of the above mentioned method.