How to Use Toothpaste to Clean Glass Windows

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Toothpaste may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cleaning products, but it can actually be a great tool for getting your foggy glass windows sparkling clean. 

In this post, I’ll go over the things you’ll need, the steps to follow, the advantages of using toothpaste for cleaning glass windows, whether or not toothpaste will scratch glass windows, what kind of toothpaste to use, and things to avoid when using toothpaste for cleaning glass windows.

Let’s begin.

What You’ll Need:

  • Toothpaste (non-gel, non-abrasive variety)
  • Water
  • A clean, soft cloth
  • A squeegee (optional)


  1. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto a clean, soft cloth.
  2. Wet the window with water.
  3. Rub the toothpaste onto the window using circular motions.
  4. Rinse the window with water to remove the toothpaste.
  5. Wipe the window dry with a clean, dry cloth, or use a squeegee to remove excess water.

Advantages of Using Toothpaste for Cleaning Glass Windows

  • Toothpaste is a natural cleaner and is non-toxic, making it safe to use around children and pets.
  • Toothpaste is also a mild abrasive, which makes it great for removing tough stains and grime from glass surfaces.
  • Toothpaste is inexpensive and easy to find, making it a convenient cleaning option.

Won’t Toothpaste Scratch Glass Windows?

No, toothpaste will not scratch glass windows as long as you use a non-abrasive variety and apply it gently

It’s always a good idea to test the toothpaste on a small, inconspicuous area before using it on the entire window to make sure it doesn’t cause any damage.

What Kind of Toothpaste Can You Use to Clean Glass Windows?

It’s best to use a non-gel, non-abrasive toothpaste for cleaning glass windows. 

Avoid using toothpaste that contains baking soda or other harsh abrasives, as these can potentially scratch the glass.

Things to Avoid When Using Toothpaste for Cleaning Glass Windows

  • Avoid using too much toothpaste, as this can be difficult to remove and can leave a residue.
  • Avoid using toothpaste on tinted windows or windows with a special coating, as it may cause discoloration or damage.
  • Avoid using toothpaste on wood or painted surfaces, as it may strip the finish.


Toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth, it can be a great glass window cleaner. 

Just be sure to use a non-gel, non-abrasive variety and apply it gently to avoid scratching the glass. 

With a little bit of toothpaste and some elbow grease, you can get your glass windows sparkling clean in no time.

If you want another window cleaning method, check out my article on How to Clean Windows with Baking Soda.

Thank you for reading my blog.

-Baking Soda Guy

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