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Lily pollen has stained my new jeans - please help!

(6 Posts)
PrivateBenjamin Tue 25-Jun-13 12:50:47

So basically what the title says!

I had some lilies last week and managed to brush against them and get pollen on the waistband/ pocket area of my favourite jeans. I naively thought it would just wash out but when i got them out of the washer yesterday the pollen has smeared and stained.

Oh wise Mumsnetters - is there anything I can do? The jeans are a very pale denim if that helps.

LeoandBoosmum Tue 25-Jun-13 12:56:57


PeazlyPops Tue 25-Jun-13 13:44:17

Hang them outside on the line, it might take a few days but the sun gets rid of it.

I was skeptical but it worked for me.

PrivateBenjamin Tue 25-Jun-13 17:56:40

Thanks LeoandBoos but most of that advice was for people who didn't stupidly put the jeans through the washing machine and set the stain into the fabric.

PeazlyPops - Thank you! I will try that. smile

PipkinsPal Tue 25-Jun-13 18:02:02

I find Fairy Liquid put onto stains and then put the clothes straight into the washing machine gets nearly all stains out. Haven't had lily pollen on clothes as I don't buy flowers and lilies are poisonous to cats.

I was ill last year and received flowers including lilies which I put on the mantelpiece, MIL in her wisdom thought they would look better on the windowsill and my new cream curtains got lily pollen stains on. A few days on the washing line did fade it away again though.

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