Glass walls in the shower room are a movie lover’s dream! Sometimes you really want to feel like you’re in a fairy tale, where your shower room is as attractive and clean as it usually looks on the TV screen.
In reality, glass showers often suffer from hard water and soap splashes inside. Therefore, over time, the glass becomes cloudy and takes on an ugly, repulsive appearance.
Fortunately, we know how to make your glass shower a truly attractive and clear. And you don’t need to be a general cleaning genius for that!
How Frequent to Clean Shower Doors
Ideally, any walls in the shower should be washed after each use. But it sounds crazy because most people go into the shower to relax, not to scratch the walls. However, the more often you wash your shower stall, the less often you have to scratch the walls. Therefore, we advise you to do this at least once a week so that the soap and water do not have time to leave very strong deposits.
What You Need
Depending on the method of cleaning the shower, which will be presented below, we can confidently say that most of the items that may be useful to you are already in your home. If not, then your neighbors probably have!
For example, you may need:
- vinegar and lemon juice
- ammonia and some baking soda
- hydrogen peroxide
- Dishwasher rinses fluid and rinses aid can work very well in such cases
And a raincoat will definitely come in handy!
Other tools that you might find useful include:
- a sponge, rag
- window squeegee
- and even a microwave with a special bowl
Using Lemon Juice
In fact, this method is even easier. And lemon washing doesn’t even require a special rinse. This is a great way to keep your shower clean every week because it’s fast and smells good.
So, the method is very similar to the previous one: you have to prepare lemon juice (you do not need to heat it), add a little soap there, and spray this mixture on the walls of the shower stall. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then simply wipe off with a clean sponge.
Using Vinegar Solution
This method is as simple as possible. You need some vinegar, a spray bottle, and a sponge or rag. But first, you need to heat the vinegar in the microwave (about 40 seconds) to warm it up.
This makes the vinegar easier to come into contact with soapy streaks and salt deposits on the walls of your shower.
When you heated the vinegar, add a bit of simple dish soap and stir. As you can see, no special chemistry is needed, there’re enough improvised means that must be in every home.
The procedure is:
- spray the prepared solution on the walls of the shower from top to down
- Leave for 5 minutes
- wipe the solution from the walls with a rag or sponge
- rinse again with clean water
This method is suitable for light dirt. Vinegar is quite effective in removing soap stains. However, if you haven’t cleaned your shower stall for a long time – see below for other cleaning methods.
The method is also similar to the first one. You need to mix ammonia with warm water in a proportion of 1 tablespoon per liter of water. Then just repeat the steps described in the first paragraph.
This method is quite effective for more difficult stains and plaque on glass and acrylic walls. However, ammonia must be used with caution!
Shower Door Tracks as the pain of housekeepers
If you are a lucky owner of a shower cabin, then you are also an unlucky owner of blockages in doorways. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem too!
So, you need vinegar again. Simply pour it into a handy spray bottle and spray deeply into hard-to-reach areas. Before doing this, close the drain hole and hide any items that may be damaged. After applying vinegar to any blockages, leave the cabin for 8 hours.
It’s time to arm yourself with a toothbrush! True, we will use it off-label. As soon as you enter the shower after 8 hours of vinegar oxidation, you‘ll see that some of the soap and mineral deposits have already dissolved, it remains only to remove them with a rag or a small brush.
If you nevertheless decide to join the ranks of desperate housewives and clean the shower every day, then this method is definitely for you.
First, let’s create a mix. For this, mix in a bottle (about 32 ounces):
- 100 ml of alcohol
- 100 ml hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tbsp dishwasher liquid
- 1 tsp dish soap
- 600 ml water
Pour the solution into a small spray bottle and place the rest in a dark place next to the shower. This solution will be enough for you for a long time! The procedure is:
- Take Raquel
- We clean the glass surface with it
- We spray a solution on it
- Leave to dry for a couple of hours.
Some Tips to Make Everything Easier
- Try a special water repellent on glass walls and doors, where drops of soapy water will flow down more actively and leave fewer marks.
- Brush your shower at least once a week. The regularity is 80% of success.
- Hard water is the cause of mineral deposits in the shower. Install a water softening system in your home
- Replace bar soap with liquid or shower gel, they leave less residue and are easy to wash.
That’s all! We hope this article was really helpful to you. Share your shower hacks in the comments!
I wash my glass shower walls every week with baking soda and lemon as described in the article. And this is a really good way to keep the glasses fresh and shiny.
I use some cheap store-bought product, and no homemade solutions. And everything is fine. I think we just need to find something for you.
It may look strange, but I use car glass wipes. There’s some kind of special solution that does a great job. This, of course, doesn’t apply to limescale, but only to soap stains, etc.