Although glass shower doors look great when first installed, they can quickly get stained by soap scum or watermarks. This can make them look murky and unclean.
Glass shower doors are often the most challenging part of bathroom cleaning. They can be difficult to clean, take too much elbow grease, or don’t seem to lift the marks no matter how hard or long you scrub.
These professional cleaning tips will make it almost effortless to clean glass shower doors.
Hillarys recommends using lukewarm water to prepare the shower door glass for cleaning. Experts recommend a spray bottle, such as this container from Amazon (opens in a new tab). It will be helpful later and save you money. They suggest using a small water bucket or jug to splash the glass.
“Magic erasers are the best thing that I have used on glass shower doors to make them sparkle clean,” says Sara San Angelo, professional cleaner and owner of Confessions Of A Cleaning Lady (opens in new window). They can cut through soap scum and hard water deposits like magic. Use the magic wiper (available from Amazon) to clean the entire glass door. Use a microfiber cloth to dry the glass door.
Did you know glass shower doors can be cleaned with vinegar? Sara San Angelo uses vinegar and soap to combat tough marks and scum.
A vinegar solution (50/50 vinegar to water) is a popular choice that works well. As a degreaser, you can use a few drops of dish detergent. You can see the soap scum melting away. But it would help if you didn’t use vinegar on natural stones because it can cause damage.
Jennifer Rodriguez, chief hygiene officer at Pro Housekeepers (opens in new window), recommends cleaning your glass shower doors with vinegar. She explains that vinegar contains an acid that kills bacteria and fungi. She says white vinegar mixed with water will prevent the glass from staining. For more severe stains, leave the white vinegar for 10 to 15 minutes.
Sara says you can also use a vinegar solution to mold around your shower base (unless natural stones or unsealed grout is, then use a mold remover made for natural stone). Spray the vinegar solution onto the mold. Be sure to cover it entirely. Let it sit for about an hour before wiping off the key. Use bleach to kill mildew and mold.
Glass shower doors can be cleaned with baking soda. Experts recommend dipping a sponge in baking soda to prepare it for cleaning. Experts at Hillary’s claim that baking soda can be used as an abrasive and white vinegar will dissolve product buildup from soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
It is best to rub the stain rather than rub it. After you are happy with the appearance of your glass, rinse it with warm water and dry it with a microfiber cloth.
There are many uses for hydrogen peroxide in the home, including removing bugs from houseplant soil and caring for wooden cutting boards. The cleaner is used to remove black mold and bacteria. It can also be used to clean grout around glass shower doors.
Raquel Kehler, RoomCrush suggests spraying hydrogen peroxide directly on the shower door and then using a lint-free towel to buff it. This method will give streak-free glass shower doors without using additional glass cleaner sprays. It is also an excellent way to remove mildew and mold without harsh bleach. However, it takes a little longer to work.