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How to Get Toothpaste Stains Out of a Shirt and Other Clothes

Get toothpaste on your shirt? Follow these toothpaste stain remover tips to learn how to remove toothpaste from clothes and get your shirt looking new again.

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Gently scrape away any excess toothpaste and then rinse with cool water.
For white, bleach-safe items, use a ratio of ¼ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach added to ¾ cup water. Apply the bleach and water solution to the stain and then immediately machine wash the item. Or, for items with color or white items with spandex, pretreat with full strength Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive. Apply directly to the stain and rub in. Wait 10 minutes before machine washing.
Use the warmest setting recommended with regular detergent. For white, bleach-safe items, add ⅓ cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach. For colored items or white items with spandex, add Clorox 2® For Colors Stain Remover and Laundry Additive.
Air-dry and then check for success.
Stains that have sat for days before washing may need a second treatment for complete removal.

Start by checking care labels. avoid bleaching wool, silk, mohair, leather and any item containing spandex.

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