How to Clean Glass Shower Doors
If you have glass shower doors in your home, you know how difficult they can be to keep clean. It feels like an uphill battle to remove and keep them free from hard water build up and soap scum. You think of your bathroom as a place you go to get clean, but your shower doors don’t inspire you with that feeling of cleanliness, they’re foggy looking and have spots and streaks.
I have assembled a few ideas to take the “drudge” out of cleaning and maintaining sparkling shower doors.
Tips and Tricks to Clean Shower Doors
- Use a mixture of 1 Cup warm vinegar and 1 Cup Dawn dish washing detergent. After warming the vinegar in your microwave for a couple of minutes, combine with the Dawn and put into a spray bottle. Spray it on your door, and with a little “elbow grease” (it all depends on how much build there is), you should be able to clean your doors beautifully. When you’re finished, wipe down the doors with clean water. Everyone who tries this tip seems to love it.
- Make a pasty mixture of 1/2 Cup baking soda and white vinegar. The mixture will begin fizzing. Once it stops, wipe the mixture on your shower doors with a sponge. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, then with water and a window scrubber clean off the paste. Dry the shower doors using a paper towel.
- A twist on tip #2 is to make a past of baking soda and water, and apply to the doors as above. After letting it sit for 10-15 minutes rinse off with vinegar. Although you can rinse the doors, there is no need to rinse the vinegar off, the smell will disappear.
- One last idea is to dip your sponge into white vinegar and coat your shower door. As the door dries, apply more vinegar, keeping the door wet for about 5 minutes. Heating the vinegar may make the job a little easier.
Tips and Tricks to Keep Shower Doors Clean
- Keep a squeegee in the shower, and use it after each each and every shower.
- Using a shower spray is great, but it can get expensive. You can make your own with items you have around the house.
- 1 Cup water
- 1/2 Cup distilled vinegar
- Small amount of liquid dish washing soap
- Several drops of your favorite essential oil (another great use for essential oils)
- After you’ve showered and have squeegeed down the door, spray with your mixture. (if you have stone in your shower, do not use the vinegar in your preparation.)
- Many people spray on their doors a product called Rain-X or Jet Dry to keep them clean. Rain-X is a car product that when applied to the windows is intended to bead the water up during a rain storm.
- You can also use towels or sponges to wipe down your shower door, but most people prefer using the squeegee.
- Others have used floor wax to coat their shower doors and prevent future build up.
Everyone has their favorite tip or trick, hopefully you’ll find some of these helpful in keeping your shower doors looking great.
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