How to Remove Dry Toothpaste From a Basin

Toothpaste is unsightly and annoying when it's dried onto your sink surface. Dried toothpaste can seem like a challenge to remove, but it's easier than you think. Calcium stains can also be mistaken for toothpaste stains, but they're more diffuse, covering a larger area of the basin with a white film. They're removed in the same way as dried toothpaste and toothpaste stains. Different sink materials may require different approaches, but with a little water and elbow grease, you can remove the dried gunk and make your sink look as good as new.

Step 1

Mix a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 1 tbsp. lemon juice and pour it into a spray bottle. Fill the bottle the rest of the way with warm water.

Step 2

Thoroughly wet the dried toothpaste with the solution of vinegar and lemon juice. Both are mild acids and will begin to dissolve the toothpaste.

Step 3

Use an old toothbrush or a small scrub brush to scrub at the toothpaste, rinsing occasionally with clean water.

Step 4

Spray more of the vinegar solution whenever the toothpaste becomes dry.

Step 5

Rinse out the basin thoroughly.