May 18, 2020
How to Clean Glass Shower Doors
Ah, the appeal of the glass shower doors. They’re lovely when they are sparkling clean but they can be difficult to keep that way. With soap scum, water spots, and door crevices, they pose some cleaning conundrums. Here’s how I keep them sparkling clean.
Using a Daily Shower Spray will make it easier to clean your glass shower doors and keep them clean all week long. Start with a clean shower first and then continue using daily or after showers.
If you deal with soap scum in the shower and/or find that weekly or bi-weekly cleaning isn’t enough to keep your shower clean, you might want to add a daily shower spray to your cleaning regimen. You can use a pre-mixed daily shower spray or make your own. I’m sharing my recipe with you today – it smells fresh and clean in the shower, keeps soap scum and mildew away, and is super easy to mix up and use.
DAILY SHOWER SPRAY
1/2 cup vodka (you can use rubbing alcohol but I find that the vodka works better in this recipe)
1 cup water
10 drops peppermint essential oil
glass spray bottle
Daily Shower Spray Recipe Label is in this kit
Mix and store in a spray bottle. Spray shower or tub daily after showering has occurred. No rinsing necessary.
Optional: Use a squeegee at the end of your shower to remove excess water and to prevent water spots – I like this one with a suction cup. If you don’t have a glass shower, a squeegee and this method works to keep the water spots off fiberglass and tile too!
Weekly cleaning should be simple and effective enough to get most dirt, soap scum and to keep mold and mildew out of showers. The combination of the Daily Shower Spray along with a quick weekly scrub keeps our glass showers sparkling. My favorite method for weekly cleaning is part of my Monday is Bathrooms Day routine. I use a speed cleaning method that allows me to clean 4 bathrooms in about 15 minutes – grab the free printable here. Start by thoroughly spraying down every surface in the bathroom including the glass showers. An all-purpose bathroom spray works well. If you struggle with hard water or water spots, using a cleaner with white vinegar will dissolve those minerals disguised as water spots.
ALL-PURPOSE DISINFECTING SPRAY
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol
15 drops essential oil
PLEASE NOTE: If you want to up the disinfecting power in this spray, use Everclear (95% alcohol) instead of vodka – 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1 cup Everclear, 15 drops essential oil.
MONTHLY or DEEP CLEANING
- SCRUB: Use a powder or paste to deep clean glass shower doors if necessary. If you have a lot of soap scum, start with SCRUBBING the shower first to get it clean and then apply the daily and weekly routine. Thoroughly wet the shower with all-purpose spray or water, sprinkle with Bathroom Scrub and scrub the glass with a scrub brush. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
- STEAM: Steam is a great way to clean glass showers. I use this steam cleaner – it gets into crevices and has a window squeegee that works great on glass. (I also use it on tile floors, couches, etc.).
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We had an anti-spot sealer (Enduroshield, I think) put on our frameless shower glass. Is it OK to use your cleaner on it? Thanks.
Kristal Buster Says
I have the same anti-spot sealer on my shower, here’s the instructions on how to clean. https://www.enduroshield.com/en/care-instructions/
Funny they say don’t use highly acidic cleaners, then recommend 1 part vinegar to 4 parts water for hard water areas.
We remodeled our bathroom a few years ago and put in a gorgeous all-glass shower. We squeegee it after every shower (the last person to shower every morning gets this job) and then wipe it all down with microfiber cleaning cloths – the smooth cloth for the glass and the more pebbly one for the tile, floor, and fixtures. It’s been several years now and the shower still looks amazing. It takes about 3-4 minutes daily, but less time than having to do a major clean. The microfiber cloths do an excellent job of keeping it clean.
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