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Any tips for removing lily pollen from a mostly cotton top

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thereisalightanditnevergoesout Sun 28-Nov-10 14:25:43

DH has just got lily pollen on his rugby shirt.

Any tips for removing it?

It's a heavy cotton red and white striped top - so I don't suppose bleaching it is an option.

Thanks in advance.

insomnicat Sun 28-Nov-10 20:13:18

is it rubbed in? if so then theres not really much you can do-tis the most staining thing known to mankind. It will fade eventually however.

the best thing is to sellotape it off as soon as you see it.

mollymax Sun 28-Nov-10 20:37:05

Try rubbing White bread on the stain, it often works.

Indaba Mon 29-Nov-10 07:12:50

Sorry am shutting door after horse has bolted but.....when mine flower I cut out the stamens (?)....ie cut out the pollen-y sticks in the middle.

Solves the problem in future.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Mon 29-Nov-10 10:04:45

I know! DH normally does this too! It looks a bit rubbed in tbh - I did get him to Hoover it off - but didn't do much good. Haven't got any White bread at the moment - and too much snow out there right now - so might venture out a bit later!

Thank you for your tips

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 29-Nov-10 10:06:57

It will never come off.

God knows what is in pollen, but it stains to buggery.

CultureMix Tue 30-Nov-10 00:15:23

I would suggest a pair of scissors bear

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Tue 30-Nov-10 11:16:49

For the top or the lillies?

What a pain. Still, not my top so I don't care all that much!!!

greentig3r Tue 30-Nov-10 14:33:26

for the white bits, neat sterilising fluid on a cotton bud, then wash straght away so fluid doesn't bleed onto coloured bit. This worked for a turmeric stain, similar maybe?

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Tue 30-Nov-10 15:04:13

Hmmm. So Milton fluid, then?

greentig3r Tue 30-Nov-10 15:43:08

Its risky but if the top's ruined anyway...

trixymalixy Fri 03-Dec-10 10:28:43

Try to Sellotape as much off as possible. Once it has got wet you're stuffed I'm afraid.

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