How to Remove Toothpaste Stains
The method used to remove a toothpaste stain may vary according to the ingredients of the toothpaste. Water may be all that is required to remove stains from natural toothpaste, but whitening toothpaste containing bleaching agents may leave a bleached area, and coloured gel toothpaste may leave dye stains. If the garment is dry clean only, use a specialist product or have it professionally dry cleaned, as water may damage the fabric. If it isn’t, try the tips below:
How to Get Rid of Toothpaste Stains
- For all stains, an important first step is to scrape or wipe off any excess toothpaste with a clean damp cloth, or a blunt knife if it’s dried.
- Use a clean, wet cloth to blot the toothpaste stain, letting enough water seep out to dissolve the toothpaste.
- Apply a small amount of a detergent such as Persil Small & Mighty to the stain as a pre-treatment. Let it rest for a few minutes, and then wash as normal. For delicate fabrics, use appropriate laundry detergent, like Persil. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and test on a small inconspicuous area first.
- Once as much of the toothpaste stain is out as possible, rinse thoroughly and wash as normal.
- Make sure the stain is out before putting the garment in a dryer, as high temperatures can ‘set’ stains.