How to Remove Pollen Stains From Carpet

Pollen is the yellow, powdery dust that appears in the center of flowers.

Pollen can leave a stain when it comes into contact with carpet.Pollen can leave a stain when it comes into contact with carpet.
It can stain any type of fabric that it comes into contact with, including clothes and upholstery. When pollen lands on carpet, it's possible to remove the yellow stain it leaves behind. Test the removal method on a small piece of carpet that isn't easily noticeable to make sure it won't bleach the carpet.

Pour a small amount of 99% isopropyl alcohol onto the stain. Make sure it completely covers the stain.

Blot a paper towel over the alcohol. It should remove most of the pollen, along with the alcohol.

Pour a small amount of water over the area to clean up the alcohol.

Dry the area by blotting it with more paper towels.

Things You Will Need

  • 99% isopropyl alcohol
  • Paper towels

About the Author

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University