How to Remove Toothpaste Stains

by V. L. Hamlin

It's possible to remove toothpaste stains from your clothing easily and effectively. Kids tend to splatter toothpaste onto their clean clothing several times a week or smear it on the sink and attempt to clean it up with a hand towel. While toothpaste might wipe off many things quickly, fabric is not one of them. But don’t fear, you can easily remove toothpaste stains without ruining your child’s clothing.

Items you will need

  • Fabric stain remover
  • Toothbrush
Step 1

Spray the fabric with a stain remover such as Shout or Spray N Wash. Make sure the stain is completely saturated with the stain remover.

Step 2

Gently rub the toothpaste stains in small, circular motions using an old toothbrush. You may need to rub more harshly for dried, set-in toothpaste stains.

Step 3

Allow the fabric to sit for the amount of time recommended by the stain-remover manufacturer. Most manufacturers recommend allowing a harsh stain to sit overnight with stain remover on it.

Step 4

Wash the fabric as usual in the washing machine. If the stain is not completely removed after the first application of stain remover, repeat the process.

Photo Credits

  • George Flattery/Demand Media

About the Author

V. L. Hamlin is a freelance writer residing in upstate New York. She graduated from the State University of New York at Delhi in 2000 with a liberal arts degree and concentrated studies in literature and psychology. She has been writing online since 2006 and is currently a freelance writer for Associated Content and Demand Media.