Soap scum and chalky streaks getting you down? Glass shower doors add a modern and stylish touch to any bathroom, but residue build-up can quickly cloud your shower’s shine. Keep your glass shower screen crystal clear with these cleaning tips.
Prevention is key. Use a squeegee (or window cleaner) or a microfibre cloth to remove water from your shower screen after every use. This will help prevent hard-water streaks and cloudiness, and allow you to wait longer between cleans. Sure, it may seem like a bit of a hassle, but it’ll save you time scrubbing in the long run.
Who says you need harsh chemicals to tackle stubborn soap scum? You can get the same great results using inexpensive household ingredients.
Mix 1 cup of warm vinegar and 1 cup of dishwashing liquid soap in a spray bottle and soak your pivot or sliding glass shower doors. Leave for a few minutes then wipe off with a sponge or damp cloth. You shouldn’t have to use much elbow-grease with this tough concoction.
If your shower is made of stone, vinegar may cause damage. Lemon and baking soda make great natural alternatives. Simply cut a lemon in half, dip it in baking soda, wipe on your shower screen, and rinse with warm water.
For those more stubborn stains, mix baking soda with dishwashing liquid until it forms a paste, then scrub your glass shower door with a non-scratch scrub sponge.
Once your shower is sparkling, rub some lemon oil onto your shower screen. Apply a few drops (a little goes a long way!) to a lint-free cloth and rub on the inside of your glass shower doors, from top to bottom. This will help repel water and prevent build-up.
There’s only so much a good clean can do for an old and stained glass shower door. If your shower screen is getting beyond a clean, it might be time for a shower screen replacement. Get in touch with Clearly Glass and discover our range of quality glass shower screens today.