Soap scum, water spots and mineral deposits on your glass shower doors can make your entire bathroom seem untidy. When you don’t perform proper cleaning, these build-ups start accumulating on the glass surface, gradually causing etching and permanent damage. If your shower door has started to appear cloudy recently, it’s high time to give it a deep clean and maintain and begin a regular cleaning regime.
Here are some simple tips to clean your shower doors and keep it shining like new.
- Use a Squeegee Everyday
It’s one of the most effective ways to keep your shower door clean and glossy. A squeegee comes with a flat rubber blade and a handle. It takes only a minute to squeegee your shower door. Get yourself and your family members into the habit of using the squeegee after showering. Making this a daily habit will prevent the need for tough deep cleaning sessions later down the line. You can also use a microfibre towel to wipe off the shower door dry after each shower.
- Scrub with a Dryer Sheet
Although it may appear too simple a tool, a dryer sheet or absorbent towel can actually help you scrub the grime off the glass easily. All you need to do is just dampen your dryer sheet and scrub down the door. The damp sheet will help soften the scum and remove it from the glass.
- Get Some Handy Tools
Collect some simple tools like a toothbrush, a razor and a paint scraper. Scrub the metal frame of your shower door with a toothbrush. A razor helps you to scrape off the stubborn mineral spots on the glass. A paint scraper is useful to remove the gunk that gets trapped in between the metal frames. Make sure not to use any abrasive scouring pads to avoid damage.
- Make a Special DIY Spray or Paste for a Deep Clean
Without regular cleanup sessions, the grime on the shower door will toughen and can only be removed through a deep clean. Use a cleaning spray that you can prepare yourself with ingredients available in your home. Mix a cup of water, half a cup of vinegar and a few drops of dish soap to make a cleaning solution. Pour this solution into a clean spray bottle to use.
Keep in mind the material of your shower to make sure that the vinegar in the solution doesn’t erode or damage the surface however. For example, if you have a stone shower, you can use an alternative solution with water and half a cup baking soda to make a paste. Apply this paste on the shower glass with a brush in a circular motion. To clean the metal frames, apply the paste with a toothbrush. Then, dampen a clean cloth with white vinegar and wipe off the paste to get spotless shower doors and metal frames.
The best way to keep your shower doors shiny is to prevent the accumulation of deposits and stains in the first place. Always make sure to wipe off water droplets from your glass shower door after every shower. To find out how often you should deep clean your shower door, check the hardness of your tap water. You can also seek cleaning instructions from your shower door manufacturer or installer.