This month’s featured reader question comes from Kathryn, who asked, “How do I get my glass shower clean? I want it really clean before I try putting on Rain-X.”
How to clean glass shower doors, here’s what you need:
1. Use a Pair of Pantyhose to Clean Glass Shower Doors water buildup
If you are anything like me, then you don’t squeegee your glass shower doors nearly often enough! Hard water spots, minerals and soap scum build up and before I know it, it’s been months since I last cleaned them. Well, when I got around to cleaning them most recently, I decided I’d try out a tip I’d read on a Facebook thread a while back. It was to use a pair of panty hose to scrub away soap scum. I had an old pair and thought it was worth a shot! Initially, as you can see in the photo above, it was working decently. But as I worked my way down the shower doors, it became tougher and tougher. There was heavier buildup near the bottom and the panty hose just wasn’t cutting it. Here’s a before shot of the bathroom shower doors:
And here is after scrubbing the glass door with the panty hose:
Definitely an improvement, but still not clean of the hard water stains. This is probably not the method you want to use if you have months worth of build up, but if it’s only been a week since you’ve cleaned them it will likely work just fine. Read on to see how I got them really clean!
2. Use a Magic Eraser to Clean Glass Shower Doors
When the panty hose didn’t quite get the job done, I resorted to my tried and true Magic Eraser to finish up. Followed by a rinse and squeegeeing, this is how the shower doors turned out. Just look at these clean shower doors!
Perfectly transparent! To keep them looking good, I recommend using a squeegee after each shower. This will help tremendously! Then a quick scrub with a Magic Eraser every few weeks will keep them grime free and sparkly clean! No need for harsh chemicals, a daily shower spray, bleach, or any other abrasive cleaners!
To see how to clean your shower door tracks, CLICK HERE to see how I clean window tracks with white vinegar.
If this tutorial didn’t work for you, or you’d like to see another tutorial for cleaning glass shower doors, CLICK HERE. This tutorial uses Bar Keepers Friend, a sponge and a microfiber cloth.
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