How To Clean Your Glass Shower Screen
The tranquillity of a warm shower can provide a moment of solace from the chaos of daily life. The last thing you want is a scummy shower screen ruining the moment! If you’re sick of looking at soap scum and grime, here are some handy tips and tricks to restore the sparkle to your glass shower screen.
Gather Your Supplies
Before cleaning your glass shower screen, gather some cleaning supplies. Some great options are:
- Glass cleaner: Look for a high-quality glass cleaner that is specifically formulated for removing soap scum and hard water stains. Make sure it does not contain harsh chemicals that could damage the surface of the glass.
- White vinegar: Vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner that effectively cuts through mineral deposits and soap scum. If you are worried about damaging your glass, white vinegar is a great alternative to chemical-based cleaners.
- Baking soda: This versatile household ingredient acts as a gentle abrasive and helps remove stubborn stains without scratching the glass.
- Microfiber cloth: Choose a soft microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the glass surface while cleaning.
- Squeegee: Find a soft rubber ended squeegee designed for delicate glass surfaces.
Prepare The Cleaning Solutions
If you’ve chosen natural products (vinegar and baking soda), you will need to prepare the cleaning solutions:
- For regular cleaning: Mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle. Shake well to ensure the solution is well mixed.
- For tough stains: Make a paste of baking soda and water to remove stubborn stains.
Now you’re all set up, it’s time to clean those glass shower screens!
- Spray the glass cleaner solution or vinegar solution generously over the entire surface of the shower screen. If there are hard water stains let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Using a microfiber cloth, wipe the glass in circular motions, paying extra attention to areas with visible stains or soap scum.
- For tougher stains, use the baking soda paste and gently scrub the affected areas. Rinse thoroughly with water afterwards.
- If hard water stains persist, repeat the vinegar treatment, allowing it to sit for a longer period before wiping off.
- Once you have thoroughly cleaned the glass, rinse it with warm water to remove any residue or cleaning solution.
- Finally, use the squeegee to remove excess water and leave the surfaces nice and dry. This will also deter any pesky water marks after all your hard work.
Want to keep your glass shower screen cleaner for longer? Incorporate these maintenance tips into your routine to cut down on your cleaning time:
- After each shower, use a squeegee to eliminate excess water from the screen. This will minimise the build-up of soap scum and water stains.
- Regularly clean the screen to prevent the accumulation of grime.
- Consider applying a specialised glass treatment to create an invisible barrier that repels water and soap scum. This will make future cleaning much easier!
Transform Your Bathroom With Frameless Shower Installations
A sparkling clean shower screen can completely transform your bathroom. If despite your best efforts, your showers are looking worse for wear, it may be time to install new glass shower screens. At Frameless Shower Installations, we offer a range of glass products and services including the installation of frameless, framed and semi-framed shower screens.
With over 20 years of experience, we are committed to tailoring our services to suit our customers’ specific tastes, styles and budgets. If your Sunshine Coast home needs new shower screens, get in touch today for a free estimation and site-measure. Our friendly team are always happy to help!