April 25, 2024

How to Get Squeaky Clean Glass Shower Doors

A shower with a shower head

You always feel so refreshed after showering, so why do your glass shower doors look grimier than ever? Soap scum and hard water stains are hardly becoming of your beautiful master bathroom. Thankfully, cleaning glass shower doors is easier than you might think—you simply need the right tools and a bit of elbow grease. Here’s your guide to getting squeaky clean glass shower doors that will make your bathroom shine.

Gather Your Cleaning Supplies

First, let’s go over the tools of the trade. You don’t need an extensive collection of cleaning supplies to get the job done. You may not even need everything on this list, depending on the method you choose. Even so, here are a few essentials you’ll want to have on hand:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • Commercial cleaning products
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Squeegee
  • Rubber gloves
  • Empty spray bottle

Battle Hard Water Stains with Vinegar and Dish Soap

Hard water stains are a real eyesore. To tackle them, mix distilled white vinegar (warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds) and a few squirts of dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray it generously on the stains, let it sit for at least five minutes, and then scrub the area with a microfiber cloth until the stains disappear. Repeat as many times as necessary. Finally, rinse and dry the glass for a clear, streak-free finish.

Treat Soap Scum with Baking Soda

Want to wave goodbye to that nasty soap scum? Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on a damp microfiber cloth and gently scrub the doors in a circular motion. The mild abrasiveness of baking soda works wonders to remove the soap scum without scratching the glass. Rinse your shower doors well and dry with a clean cloth.

Try Commercial Products

If homemade cleaners don’t cut it, consider buying a commercial cleaner specifically made to treat hard water stains or soap scum. Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser is one product that may prove effective. At the end of your shower, when the door has been damp for a few minutes, wet the sponge and start scrubbing. The micro-scrubbers in the sponge are great at lifting away built-up grime, leaving your glass shower doors looking as good as new.

Regular Maintenance is the Key

To prevent build-up and keep your shower doors looking great, wipe down the glass with a squeegee after every shower. This simple step removes water spots and makes it take longer for soap scum to build up, allowing you to put off your next cleaning session a little longer.

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If your bathroom needs more than a good cleaning to bring it up to your standards, consider a bathroom renovation from Kirkplan Kitchens. With over 24 years in the business, our talented designers can provide fresh, custom designs that reflect your style and needs. Check out our portfolio for inspiration. Then, contact us to schedule a bathroom remodeling consultation in Sarasota or Bradenton, FL.