Glass shower doors look beautiful in a bathroom. They can add drama and give your bathroom a gorgeous updated look, rather than using a shower curtain. The downside to shower doors is that you need to clean them often, or they'll look like a soap scum covered mess. See below for tips on how to deep clean your shower and how to keep it clean.
Deep Cleaning Tips
You can use a few different methods to get your shower door clean and free of soap scum.
- Take a Magic Eraser and scrub down your shower door, start at the top and work your way down to the bottom. Rinse the doors off, then use a handheld squeegee to remove excess water.
- Use a dish sponge wand and fill the soap end with a teaspoon of dish soap, a drop of jet dry and fill the rest with water. Scrub the shower doors and then rinse them thoroughly. Use the squeegee to help dry it off and prevent water spots.
- Mix vinegar and dish soap together in a bucket (1:1). Scrub your shower door using a soft bristle brush or sponge. Rinse with water, then squeegee your doors to dry.
- Take Barkeeper's Friend and sprinkle it on your shower doors. Wet a sponge or soft bristle brush, then scrub and scrub to remove the scum and water spots. Rinse with water and squeegee.
Once you have your door clean, keep them clean by maintaining that clean after each shower. Keep water spots from making your doors look unsightly, and prevent buildup of soap scum.
- Squeegee your shower after each and every use to prevent water spots. Keep a squeegee and a cleaning wand in your shower so you can clean and squeegee after every time you use it.
- Wipe your doors with a product that repels water such as Jet Dry or even lemon oil.
- Skip bar soap that can cause the soap scum buildup and use a body wash instead.
- Rinse your shower doors after using it to keep the scum from drying on your doors.
Get your shower door clean by using one of the cleaning methods above, then keep it clean by maintaining it between cleanings, rinsing your door off with water after each use to keep soap scum off of the doors, and squeegee them when finished to prevent water spots from marring your beautiful doors.