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Unfortunately, no matter how well or how often you scour your bathrooms, they don’t stay clean for very long. In fact, usually about the time you finish cleaning the bathroom, someone will come along to wash up or brush his or her teeth. Your family members will often leave telltale signs of hygienic activities, leaving you to clean toothpaste off of sinks and mirrors once again.
Perhaps the best tip to remove toothpaste is to clean it up immediately. The longer it remains, the harder it will be to clean. Begin by trying to wipe away toothpaste with a cloth or paper towel and plain water. If water doesn’t do the trick, there are some other methods you can try.
After it’s been sitting there awhile, your attempts to clean toothpaste off of sinks and mirrors will be a little tougher. First remove the excess “glob” with a paper towel. Throw it away, and then apply your favorite bathroom cleaning supplies, Windex, or another glass and surface cleaner. Please note that you should never mix cleaning supplies, as this can be dangerous. You should always rinse one away completely before applying another.
Once you have applied a solution, allow it to sit for a few minutes to loosen the deposits. Proceed to wash it away. Rinse thoroughly. For mirrors, apply cleaning solution to a cloth and hold it against the spots on the mirror for a few moments. Wipe it away and continue cleaning the mirror as usual.
For stubborn spots, it will take a little more effort to clean toothpaste off of sinks and mirrors. First, try rubbing the area with a cotton swab dipped in a non-abrasive scouring powder or gel. You will need to use some muscle. If the cotton swab technique does not work, you may need to scrape the areas gently with a plastic tool such as a plastic paint scraper. Take care not to scratch the surfaces.
A somewhat unusual but effective method to help clean off toothpaste is to apply cooking spray to the affected areas. It will loosen the sticky mess. You can wipe it away and then apply your favorite cleaning product to remove the residue left by the cooking spray.