Toothbrush / Toothpaste

Using a toothbrush to clean taps, wicker and limescale

Use an old toothbrush to clean:

  1. Behind taps which are close to the wall
  2. When scrubbing off limescale from taps
  3. To clean dust from wicker furniture

Cleaning linoleum flooring with toothpaste

To remove scuff marks from linoleum flooring, rub the scuff marks with toothpaste before washing the floor.

Using toothpaste to clean silverware

Toothpaste is good for removing tarnishing on silver. Simply coat the silver with toothpaste and then, placing it under warm water, work it into a foam using gentle pressure. Rinse well.

An easy way to clean sterling silver is to use Crest toothpaste, a toothbrush and water. Seconds of brushing will result in a lovely shine.

Warning: Toothpaste is mildly abrasive so don’t rub too hard. Be very wary when cleaning antiques or silver jewellery as this can not only damage the item but may also affect its value.

Removing water stains from wood

  1. Apply a small amount of non-gel toothpaste to a damp, clean, lint-free cloth
  2. Rub toothpaste over the water spot
  3. Remove film with a clean, damp cloth
  4. Dry with a clean, dry cloth
  5. Polish.