How Do You Clean A Glass Shower Door?

cleaning glass shower screenThere’s no getting away from the fact that glass shower screens look great. They have the ability to turn an ordinary bathroom into a real wow factor. They also create an illusion of space and light that you don’t get with any other type of screening and they can bring a real touch of glam to your bathroom. The problem is that if you live in an area that has hard water, it can leave horrible layers of scum on the screening that can be nigh on impossible to shift. For some people it’s reported that they take to showering in the guest bathroom for fear of messing up their beautiful shower screen. But there’s got to be a better way right? Just how do you properly clean a glass shower screen to leave it looking like new. Here are some ideas you might want to follow.

First line of defence

Firstly you might want to know that when soapy residue and calcium from hard water accumulates on shower screen surfaces, it can permanently damage the glass as it causes etching. For this reason the first form of defence is always prevention.  Every time you shower try wiping it down with a squeegee and finishing it off with a lint free micro-fibre cloth. Doing so should avoid this type of residual build up.

Product attack

In an ideal world this is what you should do, but the truth is that we all lead busy lives and it isn’t always feasible to wipe your shower screen every time you’ve finished using it. For this reason when your glass shower screen needs a deep clean then there are items on the market that can help to remove hard water build up. Products such as Tilex, Method Daily, or a Magic Eraser sponge have all been proven to work, however they don’t come cheap and aren’t particularly environmentally friendly.

The other option

If you don’t particularly want to shower your home with chemicals then you might want to try a natural alternative. Try mixing half a cup of bicarbonate of soda with a little water until it forms a relatively thick paste. Apply the mixture to the shower screen with a non-abrasive sponge. Leave it for around 30 minutes, then rinse off with a solution of equal quantities of water and vinegar.  According to cleaning experts the results are amazing.

The trick for a gleaming shower screen is to always try keep on top of it. However if  the worst happens, it’s good to know that there are methods that you can use to eradicate it and save embarrassment.


If you like the idea of a glass shower screen and would like a free, no obligation quote, then contact Down Under Screens And Security. As well as insect screens and security doors we also supply and  fit a wide range of decorative glass shower screens. Contact us on 07 3807 3355 today to see just what we can do for you. We’re confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised

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