Cleaning a Glass Shower Door: All the Tips and Tricks You Need

Cleaning a Glass Shower Door: All the Tips and Tricks You Need

Today, we’re giving you all the insider tips and professional tricks for cleaning a glass shower door.

Taking a shower is a great place to start if you’re looking to relax or refresh for the day. But a dirty, hard water stained shower door is anything but relaxing. Not only can these smudges, water spots, soap scum, and fingerprints detract from a spa-like experience, but they can also be a hazard to your health — we’re talking mold!

Unfortunately, cleaning your glass shower doors or tub surround is not always as easy as a simple spray and wipe. Sometimes, these messes take a bit more elbow grease to tackle, which is why we’re diving into how you can get your shower doors gleaming, shining, and sparkling again and keep them that way!

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4 Tips and Tricks for Cleaning a Glass Shower Door

Cleaning a glass shower door can sometimes be challenging and time-consuming. But we are filling you in on how you can get your glass tub surround or shower doors to look new again without spending all your extra time doing the job. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Find a Cleaning Solution or Product That Works for You — There are countless products available on the market today, many of which can be found at your local grocery store or home improvement store. Many people opt for a chemical product and have success. If you prefer this method, make sure to follow the product’s instructions carefully. 

If you have not found a store-bought chemical product you love or simply want to try something a bit more “green,” here’s a natural solution to try:

STEP 1: Get your glass doors wet with water.

STEP 2: Spray a generous amount of wine vinegar on your doors and let it sit for five to ten minutes, depending on the severity of the water spots and soap scum.

STEP 3: Dip a dampened microfiber cloth into baking soda and gently scrub the glass in small circular movements.

STEP 4: Rinse the glass with water, removing all vinegar and baking soda.

STEP 5: Thoroughly dry the glass surface using a different clean and dry microfiber cloth.

Another effective “green” method for removing lighter cases of hard water buildup and soap scum is lemon juice. Here’s what to do:

STEP 1: Mix three parts of warm water and one part lemon juice in a spray bottle.

STEP 2: Saturate the surface with the mixture and wait five or so minutes.

STEP 3: Thoroughly rinse and use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to dry the glass.

  1. Implement a Doable, Everyday Maintenance Routine — Getting your glass doors clean is one thing, but keeping them crystal clear can feel like a daunting, unachievable task. Thankfully, keeping your glass shower doors clean doesn’t mean skipping out on your daily showers — please keep showering! Instead, you can implement a daily maintenance routine that’s doable to keep your doors looking great.

Here’s what you can do after using your shower:

  • Use a shower cleaner after each shower. There’s no need to buy a product when you can make a perfectly effective (and inexpensive) one yourself. In a spray bottle, add one part rubbing alcohol, one part hydrogen peroxide, one tablespoon of your favorite dish soap, and one tablespoon of dishwasher rinse aid. Top the bottle with distilled water, and shake before each use. Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil for a spa-like scent boost. Spray down the surfaces in your shower to keep your shower doors clean.
  • Use a squeegee to dry your glass doors after every shower. Even if you don’t use a daily DIY shower cleaner, you should remove the water from the glass with a squeegee.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to dry any residual water.
  • Leave your shower door open to completely air out and dry. Additionally, leave the bathroom door open after you shower, allowing air to circulate. Both of these will help with water evaporation. 
  • If you have a vent in or near your shower, use it every time you use the shower.
  1. Apply a Long-term Protective Coating to Your Glass Shower Doors — Applying a hydrophobic coating to your glass doors will help repel water spots, soap scum, and other kinds of smudges from building up on your shower doors. This results in your glass doors staying cleaner longer! You’ll find many different brands and options to get the job done at your local home improvement store or online. Make sure to carefully follow the directions on the back of the product for the best results. 
  1. Invest in Soft Water — If hard water runs through your pipelines, your glass doors are likely speckled with hard water stains. If you want clear glass doors, tackling these hard water spots and stains will be a part of your bathroom cleaning routine unless you try to soften your water. Not only will your glass be spot-free, but your skin won’t feel as dry!

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Cleaning a glass shower door is fun when you have beautiful glass doors from New Concepts Glass Design!

With more than thirty years of experience in the industry, our team of glass design experts can help your glass visions and dreams come to life. Whether you want to toss out the shower curtain and upgrade your tub or shower surround with glass doors, add glass cabinet doors throughout your home, install glass handrails, or have a different custom project in mind, our skilled and proficient team can help!

We have worked extremely hard to earn our reputation. We are proud to be Utah’s leading glass company and the go-to professionals for custom glass projects in Salt Lake City, Murray, Park City, and many neighboring areas across the Wasatch Front in Northern Utah. Contact our knowledgeable and experienced team today to schedule your free estimate.