Shower doors are great for letting light in and keeping water where it belongs. But you’ve got to admit…it doesn’t take long for them to go from clear to cloudy. Hard water stains and soap scum can really wreak havoc on your shower door, whether it’s clear or frosted, textured or smooth. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be a major project to get them clean and keep them looking sparkly. Here are some essential tips.
1. Keep Buildup at Bay
Regular cleaning of soap scum is essential if you want to avoid a headache later. Those daily sprays (see #2) can be very helpful, but you’ve got to start with a clean shower for them to work. To get rid of soap scum, mix liquid soap and baking soda until you get a frosting-like consistency. Scrub the mixture onto your shower door with a sponge that won’t scratch, let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. Repeat if necessary.
2. Daily Spray
Once your shower is clean, you can try to keep it that way with those daily sprays. You can even make your own. Either way, you’ve got to be diligent about spraying every day.
2. Try Some Citrus
Try this lemony trick. Grab a lemon and cut it in half Dip one of the halves in baking soda to coat the exposed part, then rub it on your shower door. After scrubbing, you can apply lemon oil. Aside from bringing even more of that yummy scent, the oil will help repel water so it doesn’t dry onto the glass, helping to prevent future stains.
3. Shower Eraser
As you’re finishing your shower, grab a Magic Eraser cleaning pad and go to town on the glass door. If you do this a few times a week, it’ll only take a couple of minutes. You won’t need additional cleaners, and you’ll get to spend a little extra time in the peace and quiet of your shower. Win-win!
4. Use a Squeegee
If you use a shower squeegee on the door after each use, you’ll remove the water so it can’t leave deposits.