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Old 02-04-2005, 12:28 PM
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Hi, does anybody know how to get lilly pollen stains out of a carpet? Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted as it looks ruined at the moment

Thanks very much
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Old 02-04-2005, 2:20 PM
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Hi Elmer

First thing to do is to use sellotape to lift the pollen from the carpet. This will take most of the pollen off. DO NOT rub the stain as this just grinds it further into the carpet.

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Old 02-04-2005, 7:27 PM
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thanks very much, unfortunately, its already been rubbed in, and it was wet as well, any suggestions ?

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Old 04-04-2005, 10:04 PM
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Sorry about your carpet. Next time you're given lilies, pull the pollen-carrying stamens off first, and put them in your compost heap. It's also supposed to make the lilies last longer.
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Old 05-04-2005, 7:55 AM
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try sprinkling with bicarb and dampening, the bubbling effect can sometimes help lift it out.
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Old 05-04-2005, 7:56 AM
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Have you tried dabbing the stain with some diluted soda crystal solution? I had some lily pollen on a table cloth and I was able to soak that in a solution of soda crystals and it did the trick. Ofcourse taking up your carpet to soak it overnight isn't an option!

I would try, dabbing with a soda crystal solution (you don't want to overwet the carpet, damp only!) then blot up the dampness with a plain white cloth (do not use a coloured cloth as the dye of that might transfer to the carpet).

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Old 05-04-2005, 9:51 AM
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These wipes from Lakeland limited are fabulous - got to be worth a go?
http://www.lakelandlimited.com/is-bi...AAD5%2eRQum36z

Alternatively, Stainslayer is in constant use in our house:-
http://www.lakelandlimited.com/is-bi...keyword=slayer

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Old 05-04-2005, 1:07 PM
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Thanks for all the replies, I will try them all, now its dry ,it doesnt appear quite so bad but we managed to knock over the flowers again, so we now have 2 stains to practice on, I will let you all know how we get on

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best of luck, let us know how you get on.
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Well, we have been away for a day or so , and the sun appears to be fading the marks on the carpet, and it seems to be hoovering up as well so thanks every one for all the help, for now Im going to see how much will dissappear before the next family visit, when i will feel obliged to do something about it, and get the chemicals out

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Old 08-06-2005, 8:53 AM
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Does anyone out there know how to get rid of pollen stain from Lillies?
Ive tried steeping it in vanish but the stain is still visible. Any tips greatly appreciated
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Old 08-06-2005, 9:22 AM
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Too late for this advice as it sounds like you have already washed it.
I have lilies a lot and they invariably stain clothes and even the wallpaper.
I get a small piece of sellotape and gently lay over the pollen, being careful not to press down, the pollen attaches to the stickyness and i can uually remove it.
Also i cut the stamens off as soon as the flower opens, this helps!!
Sorry its not a remedy, but i've searched for a tip for removing and never found one.
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Thanks!
I normally do cut them off but these ones sprung from nowhere!
any other tips?????
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Old 08-06-2005, 3:06 PM
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Dye the item pollen coloured

Sorry, that isn't really very helpful I know, I think lilly pollen is one of lifes few unbeatables though
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Hi, I find a long soak in a mild bleach solution can work as long as its colour fast.

However when I spilt, lily pollen on the carpet with the water, the mess was horrible, I left a message here for help and went away for the weekend, when we came back the stain was nearly gone, it had been "bleached" out by the sun, we then promptly spilt the same vase of flowers with the same result but the other side of the table, and a week later both stains had gone, so perhaps a day in the sun might help?

Lilies are now banned in this house.

hope you solve the problem

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Old 29-12-2005, 7:33 PM
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My other half got too close to a bunch of lillies recently and has been left with a large pollen stain on a cotton/polyester sleeve, any ideas on how to get this off, we've washed it with normal detergent twice already?
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OK I realise it's too late for this time - sorry, but another time use sellotape on the pollen before anything else. The tape just pulls the pollen off, without rubbing it in, before it has the chance to stain.

Before I learnt this trick, I tried all manner of stain removers, but with no great success I'm afraid.

Good luck with it though
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Old 30-12-2005, 12:44 AM
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Cheers all the same, ruined a perfectly good top, she's gutted!
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Old 29-04-2006, 1:21 PM
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I have been looking at all the great tips on here for house cleaning and saving money on food, etc and I just wondered if anyone had any ideas for how to get lily stains out of clothes??
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Old 29-04-2006, 1:39 PM
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not sure of anything fool-proof - after a lily staining incident a few years ago (i never got it out fully - it would be a white top wouldn't it!) i now cut off all the stamens on the flowers as soon as i can to try not to do it again!
sorry for the advice being a little late, but i'm sure someone will come along in a bit with a good suggestion!
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