When it comes to learning how to clean shower glass, there are a wide range of techniques you could use, and it can be tricky to know which one is best.
I often found that my shower glass became dirty quite quickly, as the shower itself is used every day, and I was growing tired of seemingly constant watermarks.
So, I decided to try a range of techniques to get my shower glass sparkling without taking up too much of my time.
I’ve put together a list for your use of the best methods out there, so you can benefit from shower glass that is as clean as mine. Take a look and hopefully you will discover the perfect method for you.
Shower Glass Cleaning Techniques
Here are the best tips and tricks for getting your shower glass nice and clean, leaving it looking as clear as a window.
#1 Natural Home Remedies
Natural remedies for household cleaning have only risen in popularity over the years. They are a great and cost effective way of keeping your home clean, and your shower enclosure is no exception.
Here are some of the best natural home remedies. For the source for this list, just click here.
White vinegar. The most popular remedy for home cleaning, it is a condiment everyone should have in their homes.
When it comes to washing your shower enclosure, simply fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it onto the glass walls and doors of the shower.
Take a soft sponge and scrub the area gently so that it really gets onto the screen. Once that is done you can rinse it off with warm water for a beautifully clean result.
Bicarb (or baking powder). This little household item works wonders on your shower walls and glass, and is definitely one of the best shower cleaners.
First, you need to make sure the area is nice and wet. Then, pour some bicarb onto a soft sponge and scrub the glass gently (as well as the actual walls). After that, all you need to do is rinse the bicarb off and the shower will be sparkling. Check out this quick YouTube video for a visual guide.
For those of you using the classic hanging shower curtain , you can also clean them really well with bicarbonate of soda, simply remove from the shower, stick in the washing machine between a bunch of towels and bed sheets, you will be amazed at the results.
Lemons. There are two ways you can use lemon to clean your shower glass. A splash of lemon oil on a cloth can help to remove soap stains from your shower doors, keeping them clean and tidy. Just remember to scrub gently to avoid scratches.
You can also use a mixture of lemon juice and salt for rust on the metal frames. Using a toothbrush, you can apply the paste made by these two ingredients to the rusting area. After a quick scrub, you will notice it’s one or at least greatly reduced.
#2 Supermarket Cleaners
The shower glass cleaners you find in the supermarket can be just as, and sometimes more, effective than the home remedies.
The only downside is that they often contain a lot of chemicals, although this can be handy for very stained shower glass. Take a look at the selection of supermarket brands below.
Tesco shower cleaner spray. Using this shower cleaner is exceptionally simple. Once you have had a shower, turn the nozzle on the spray bottle to the ‘on’ position.
Once this is done, you can begin to spray a light mist over all of the wet surfaces, including the glass enclosure.
After that you just leave it, there is no need to scrub or rinse. It removes limescale from the glass and helps to prevent a build-up of it in the future.
Waitrose daily shower shine. This product works much the same as the Tesco version. Simply spray after each shower you have to prevent the build-up of limescale, soap, and scum on your shower glass.
There is no need for it to be scrubbed, wiped, or rinsed at any point (unless you spray too much) and it will not leave streaks or marks if the right amount is applied.
Sainsbury’s daily shower cleaner. This nifty cleaner works in the same manner as the other supermarket brands. Spray a light mist after showering each time and leave it.
There is no need for scrubbing or rinsing at any point. However, do not over apply it as this could cause streaking to occur.
It will prevent the build-up of limescale and other soapy scums, and will also leave the glass of your enclosure sparkling. Plus, like all the other brands, it is very reasonably priced.
#3 Specialist Professional Cleaners
The specialist products are sometimes able to provide a little more kick than the supermarket brands. While the use of strong chemicals is still there, you will often find they are able to give great results in quick times.
Mr Muscle Shower Shine. This 5-in-1 shower glass cleaning product means that you will never have to scrub your glass again if you use it every day.
It prevents the development and building of limescale in your shower enclosure, and effectively prevents the forming of soap and scum as well as grime.
It is sure to leave the shower sparkling clean afterwards, and so clear it looks more like a window.
There is no need for you to rinse or scrub the item, and for the best results you should put this method into practice every day. Do not use it on damaged or cracked surfaces, however.
First, you need to ensure the shower glass is wet before you start. If you have not had a shower and do not plan to, you can use a spray bottle filled with water to dampen the area.
Once the mixture has become thick and covered the glass, use a cloth to gently wipe off the excess until you are left with a beautifully clean shower enclosure.
Watch this demonstration video from the company for a detailed look at how this spectacular product works.
HG professional limescale remover. A popular brand and one of the best shower cleaners, the limescale remover comes in a highly concentrated format and should be diluted before use.
It is safe for use on all bathroom surfaces, so you can use it on everything from your shower glass to your sink. It’s very simple to use as well, just apply the diluted solution to the sponge and gently scrub the area.
Leave it for several minutes and then rinse it off for excellent results when it comes to removing limescale from glass.
Want to see for yourself? There is a demonstration video in the link to the main page. Take a look and see.
#4 Shower Screen Protection
Shower screen protection can be a fantastic way to go if you want a quick and efficient way of preventing the build-up of limescale and other forms of grime.
Plus, they help your shower glass to stay clean and streak free, so while there is maintenance involved it is at a minimum. Here are the two main shower screen protection products on the market.
HG shower shield. One of the most popular and trusted brands, HG shower shield is there to protect your shower glass from limescale, soap, scum, and other forms of grime such as body fat.
It can be used just about anywhere in your bathroom as well, which is a huge bonus. All you need to do is apply some to a dry cloth and rub the area firmly in a circular motion.
For a demonstration video, simply take a look at the bottom of the page in the link at the top of this section.
Shower Guard easy clean. The great thing about this popular product is the fact that it is completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
The kit comes with everything you need to create a clean and protected shower enclosure. You can use the pre-clean kits that come in the box first to make sure the enclosure is clean.
Then, you simply apply the protector and your shower will be safe from the build-up of limescale, soap, scum, and other forms of grime that may develop.
It’s great for quick and easy maintenance that doesn’t take much time. Plus, the kit is very affordable.
#5 Using a Shower Screen Squeegee
If you have a little more time or need to put some extra work into cleaning your shower glass, then a squeegee might be all you need.
While you are showering, it is often a great idea to use the squeegee towards the end, gently brushing off the watermarks as you go so that there is less work for you to do afterwards. Remember to always drag the squeegee down vertically for a nice, even, finish.
If you have not had a shower, simply switch it on and get the glass nice and wet. Then, drag the squeegee up and down gently to remove the moisture and the marks.
It helps not only to stop the build-up of watermarks, but also to prevent calcification of your glass doors and walls. You don’t need to use any cleaning products, just the squeegee and the water from your shower. It will take longer if you have not cleaned the marks and calcium from your shower in a while.
Here is a very helpful YouTube video on cleaning your shower with a squeegee, and it is worth taking a look. However, I would recommend that you use a sponge squeegee and not the one shown in the video as sponge squeegees are gentler on glass.
#6 Using a /
Microfiber cloths are very soft and gentle on delicate surfaces such as glass. This is why it is often recommended that you use one when you are cleaning your shower.
When you are finished with your shower, giving the glass a quick wipe down with a microfiber cloth can do absolute wonders for the total cleanliness of your shower enclosure.
It is a great shower screen cleaner and will help you to get rid of the watermarks and other build-up. Plus, it can be used on its own or with other cleaning products (both home remedies and professional ones), for soft cleaning of your glass. This way, the risk of scratches and damages are minimised.
Here is a great source for this information, and it includes some other great tips for the use of a microfiber cloth around the home.
#7 Hiring a Professional
Of course, if you are finding yourself strapped for time and with an ever increasing amount of work to do around the house, cleaning the shower screen is going to be the last thing on your mind.
As a result, it can often be a
good idea to hire a professional to come and clean your shower. There are bathroom specialists available for hire (and there is likely to be at least one in your local area), however you can also hire a general cleaner to do it.
While this method is generally more expensive than doing it yourself, you have the benefit of letting someone who knows what they are doing handle the situation and get everything done right. Plus, you keep your time free so that you don’t have to worry about cleaning the watermarks and limescale off of your shower glass.
It’s a great solution for those who are always on their feet and need a little extra help. Plus, if your shower is really suffering, they tend to have heavy duty cleaning materials you might not be able to find in the stores.
Did you enjoy our list of shower cleaning products and techniques? Hopefully, you found a method here that has proven effective in your home. It can be tough to stay on top of the shower glass cleaning, and it is something I know too well.
This is why this list of techniques and tips is so important – it takes the hassle out of an otherwise laborious task. Using these methods, your shower glass will be looking amazing in no time at all.
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