Shower screens aren't easy to keep clean. No matter how much you deploy a squeegee or use a whole arsenal of cleaning products, it can sometimes feel like the grime, water marks and soap scum will never disappear. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In this guide we'll show you how to clean your shower screen easily with a few simple products you probably already have in your home.
What is the best product to use when cleaning shower screens?
Polly Shearer, bathroom cleaning expert at Tap Warehouse suggests that "white vinegar solution is usually the best and cheapest option for cleaning your shower screen. There's also the added bonus that you probably already have it in your home!"
What you need for sparkling clean shower glass:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Specialist shower cleaner/ bathroom cleaner
- Spray bottle
The secret to clean shower glass:
1. Mix up a vinegar solution
Grab your white vinegar and mix up a solution of one part vinegar one part water in your spray bottle.
2. Spray across the shower glass
Spray the solution across the shower screen evenly. Allow it to soak for 10 minutes, or longer if there's a significant build up of limescale.
3. Wipe The Glass
Take a sponge or cloth and wipe the shower glass along with some warm water.
4. Squeegee the glass
Now you've cleaned the white vinegar off the glass, it's time to take your squeegee and remove any excess water. Dampen the squeegee first and run it down the shower glass from top to bottom. Wipe down your squeegee after each stroke to help prevent any streaks in the glass.
5. Follow up with a microfiber cloth
Lastly, you can remove any excess moisture with a microfiber cloth which will help prevent any streaks. Make sure you clean the vinegar off any metallic surfaces in your bathroom including the frame and handles.
Other ways to clean shower glass
If you've tried using vinegar with no success, baking soda is your next product to try. Baking soda is abrasive enough to remove grime, but won't damage the glass.
1. Create a paste
Take 3 tablespoons of baking soda and mix with water to create a paste.
2. Apply to your shower door
Take your baking soda paste and apply it to the stained areas of your shower screen. Work it in a circular motion using a sponge.
3. Clean away excess
Once you've given the screen a scrub, rinse away the baking soda paste with water. You can then use a squeegee as with the vinegar method to help remove any streaks.
Before you turn to the professional cleaning products, there's one more at-home solution you can try.
Apply a small amount of non gel toothpaste to any heavily stained areas of your shower screen and leave it for a few minutes. Wipe it over with a damp sponge and hopefully the stains should vanish.
Using a Shower Cleaner
If you didn't have any luck with your at-home cleaning products, it may be time to turn to a professional shower cleaner.
Cramer Professional Shower Glass cleaner has been designed to keep your shower glass looking like new. It's suitable for daily cleaning and can help stop the build up of dirt and soap scum. Regular use will help to keep your shower glass looking great and reduce the need for any harsher cleaning methods.