Although glass showers are beautiful, we would all have to agree, they look their best when they are very clean. And let’s face it, this is only a small fraction of the time at most homes. It’s easy for soap scum and buildup to accumulate on the glass and give it a not so pleasant daily appearance.
A glass shower adds an open and airy feel to a bathroom, but if there are water spots all over the glass, it can certainly detract from the beauty. Keeping those water spots and soap splatters off the glass can seem impossible, but I’m here to tell you there is hope!
So here are a few tips from our experience on how to clean a glass shower. Hopefully, this will make it a little easier for you.
Daily Cleaners and Preventatives
Although I do deep clean my entire home, including the shower glass, at least once or twice a month, there are a few options for keeping the glass looking good every day.
The first thing to keep in mind and to get in the habit of doing every day is using either a squeegee or microfiber cloth to wipe down your glass door. This eliminates lots of buildup from forming. It prevents tons of moisture from continuing to stay on the glass. This wipe down will be done prior to the next step, which is a quick spray down.
A first option is a chemical-free option that is pretty cheap and can be made at home. Mix together half a cup of hydrogen peroxide, a half cup of rubbing alcohol, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and 1 tablespoon of dishwasher rinse aid in a 32-ounce spray bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with water, then shake. This solution is one that I use right after I take a shower and quickly do a spray down.
If you don’t want to make your own daily spray, Method offers a great one. Method Daily Shower Cleaner Spray is something you use daily just as the name suggests. The plant-based formula is free of phthalates, parabens, and other toxic chemicals. There is no need to rinse this cleaner off and you will love the smell.
As I mentioned earlier, I only do a deep cleaning once of twice a month. This isn’t that hard, but does require a little more work. This cleaning is definitely made easier if you keep up the daily cleaning. If not, it still needs and has to be done. There are a couple of methods I recommend.
The first one may be surprising to some, but using a magic eraser on glass shower doors work great! Wet down the door, use the magic eraser to get scum and built up off, rinse down with water, then use a squeegee or microfiber cloth to dry.
Another great all natural alternative is to use White Vinegar. Combine equal parts of white vinegar and dishwashing soap. The soap should wash through grease and scum and the vinegar will help wash the residue away. It is very similar to the daily quick wash, but without the rinse aid and with the deep cleaning process, I suggest using sponge while cleaning. This will help you scrub any buildup off. You will then rinse off with water and squeegee.
Other Methods You May Want to Try
There are many cleaning methods and suggestions on how to clean shower glass doors. It may just be trial and error to see which one you prefer and like best. Another option that I have heard works really well is Rain X. Several people recommend an application of Rain X every few weeks and it should have the same effect as it does on your car. The water should repel and you may not even have to use the squeegee.