How to Remove Toothpaste Stains

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.