A little girl with braided hair sneezing

How to Remove Pollen Stains

Roses are red, violets are blue, pollen stains are a pain, but Tide has got you.

You can still frolic among the lilies with Tide’s tips on how to get rid of pollen stains.

Steps to Remove Pollen Stains

Step 1

Remove Excess

Rinse in cold water to dilute the stain.

Remove excess before rinsing under running water
Step 2

Pour and Pre-treat

Pour Tide Coldwater HE Liquid Laundry Detergent directly onto the pollen stain. Make sure you completely cover it and let it set for 5 minutes. Pour from either the bottle or the cap.

Step 3


You can use the cap to ensure you use the right amount of laundry detergent. Just fill it with the correct dose of Tide laundry detergent, and pour it into the laundry detergent dispenser if you have an HE washing machine, or directly into the drum before loading the clothes if you have a non-HE washing machine.

Step 4


Without rinsing off the laundry detergent, place the garment into the washer with other items. Leaving Tide laundry detergent on the stain will give your wash that extra boost of cleaning power.

Load the garment into the washer
Step 5


Wash on the usual cycle, on the hottest wash temperature indicated. Always check the instructions on the garment’s laundry symbols.

Recommended Articles:

How to Read Laundry Symbols

Wash on the usual cycle
Recommended Articles:

How to Read Laundry Symbols

Step 6


When the cycle is complete, unload the garments immediately.

If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.

Unload when the cycle is complete