Here’s the real-deal, EASY way to clean glass shower doors & leave them spotless. This tip is from a car glass repairman and works wonders!
Everybody has their own ways of cleaning. I have noticed that people have different ideas of clean. And I have really noticed this as I have looked around the internet (Hello, Pinterest!) to find solutions to household cleaning questions. I often run into “solutions” that just don’t work for my housekeeping problem.
My latest problem was our spotty soap scum, streaky, hard water stained glass shower. You might not have noticed it immediately upon stepping into my bathroom, but I hated how spotty my glass shower was, and how the buildup made it look so gross.
Mind you, it was really upon close inspection, that you would have noticed my clear problem. And so I went to the internet to solve all my household problems. What I wanted was “like-new” shower glass, what I got, was not! And I tried a LOT of cleaners and solutions, like white vinegar, baking soda, dish soap, bleach, etc., but none of them touched my grime!
And then my nerd cleaning buddy, Gil (a car glass repairman) and I were talking cleaning one day, and he gave me a discourse (seriously!) on the best products for cleaning glass. I was overwhelmed by his expertise! And the next time I was at his house, he showed me just one of the products and I was SOLD that this was the actual solution to my hard water spots and spotty shower glass doors, and of course, I have to share with you!
The EASY way to clean glass shower doors
- Spot-X Hard Water Stain Remover (This is no longer available on Amazon, so if you can’t find it, I would recommend using Bar Keepers Friend instead)
- White Scotch-Brite scouring pads (you will not find these in the cleaning section of a typical store, they are unique, this will also be a lifetime supply for you!)
- A quality microfiber cloth
Here’s the real-deal, almost no work involved, way to clean glass shower doors and leave them spotless and sparkling.
Step 1: Create a Paste
Dampen (not too wet!) the white Scotch-Brite pad and sprinkle a little bit of the powdered stain remover onto the surface of the pad. Rub this together to create a paste mixture.
Step 2: Scrub
Use the white Scotch-Brite to scrub the surface of the glass. You can wipe up and down, across, circular, whatever! This is not an abrasive product, so it will not scratch your glass. (Yay!) You may need to use a little bit of elbow grease on really set in hard water stains, but the product and the scrubber do most of the work for you.
Step 3: Rinse with water
After I have completed a section of glass (working from top to bottom), I rinse out the scrubber and rinse the surface of the glass with water. You can do this with the scrubber or using the handheld sprayer on your shower.
Step 4: Dry
Go over the surface of the glass with a clean, dry microfiber cloth (or other non-linting cloth) to dry it. I like to use a simple up/down, side to side method to keep streaks at bay.
This process is really, really easy and it WORKS! Here are a couple of things to consider as you do this: make sure to clean both sides of the glass and ALWAYS, always use a squeegee as part of your daily maintenance. It’s also a good idea, after each shower use, to spray your shower down to rinse off the residue of the things that eventually lead to all that build up, like body wash, cleanser, bar soap residue, etc.
If you are interested in an even nerdier product and process to keep the problem of water spots at bay for a longer time (or FOREVER!), check out my post about how we are keeping our new shower glass spotless from day one.
This is such a great way to clean glass shower doors without using harsh chemicals or a daily shower spray!
To see how to clean your shower door tracks, CLICK HERE to see how I clean window tracks with white vinegar.
A friend of mine used this post to clean her shower doors and the results were so great that I had to show you so you know this trick really works. Here’s what she said in her Facebook post –
“I’ve never posted about a cleaning product before, but this stuff was so awesome I’m sold! Thank you Anna Moseley for the amazing blog about cleaning glass shower doors! We have very hard water, and even though it’s treated, it made my shower doors look awful- despite frequent cleaning and scrubbing. I had tried 4 different products this past year and NOTHING worked. Below are some before and after photos. If you have glass shower doors, read this blog.
When you try this out and are also shocked by the transformation, post about it and tag me, I’d love to see your results too!
If you’d like to see another tutorial for cleaning glass shower doors, CLICK HERE. This tutorial uses nothing but some pantyhose and a Magic Eraser!
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