How to Clean Plastic


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  • measuring-cup Measuring cup
  • bucket Bucket
  • sponge Sponge
  • toothbrush Toothbrush
  • paper-towels Paper Towel


Learn how to clean plastic and disinfect plastic in your toys, home and yard.

  1. Step 1 For those smaller jobs:
    Dilute ¹⁄₁₆ cup (or 1 tbsp.) of Pine-Sol® in ½ gallon of warm water in a sink or bowl.
  2. Step 2 Wipe down surfaces with the mixture, using a soft cloth or sponge.
  3. Step 3 For those larger, harder to clean plastic items:
    Soak small, harder-to-clean plastic items in the solution for a few minutes. Use an old toothbrush to scrub at any hard-to-reach spots as it soaks.
  4. Step 4 Dry the plastic with a paper towel or cloth. Make sure to reach crevices in smaller items to prevent build-up.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander