Bathroom Design Tips 101

Best Methods to Keep Glass Shower Doors Clean

Your bathroom remodel is finally complete. Everything is new, shiny, and best of all, the glass doors are still free from soap scum and grime. But that fresh feeling won’t last for long, especially on the shower doors, which are notorious for collecting soap scum. However, with a good strategy at the ready, you can prepare them to repel dirt and stay clean longer! Your bathroom design expert can advise you on the specific care for your new bathroom remodel product, but here are a few ideas to get you started:

Squeegee, squeegee, squeegee!

Not only is squeegee a fun word to say, it is the essential component to keeping your glass shower clean. After your bathroom remodel is complete, keep one hanging in your shower as a reminder to wipe down the shower daily. When your weekly bathroom clean takes half the time, you’ll be glad you took an extra minute after your shower to squeegee those doors!

Scrub the doors with a dryer sheet.

If your shower has been neglected for quite some time, lightly dampen a dryer sheet and scrub down the door. The ingredients in dryer sheets will soften the soap scum, easily removing it from the glass.

Use a home-made citrus solution.

A concoction of lemon and baking soda is another option to remove weeks’ worth of dirt and grime. Cut a lemon in half and dip it in baking soda. Scour the doors with the lemon mix to eradicate soap scum. Once the glass is clean, rub it with lemon oil to prevent future build up.

Use Bar Keepers Friend.

This bleach-free cleaner is everyone’s friend! Not only will it eliminate dirt and soap scum, but it’s also a great product to keep in the kitchen to remove tough stains and baked-on food.

Make your own vinegar shower spray.

Using a shower spray on a daily basis will space out the time between deep cleans. You can easily make your own spray by mixing a half cup of white vinegar with one cup of water. Add a little dish soap and 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Spray it on the shower doors and leave it for about 20 minutes before wiping the doors down. (Note: If your bathroom design includes a stone tile shower avoid vinegar cleaning solutions.)

Spray the doors with rain repellent.

Perhaps, squeegeeing the doors after every shower is too much for you (or other members of your family). Maybe you’re not a fan of home remedies. If either of these is the case, this tip is for you! Grab a bottle of Rain-X or a similar product and coat the shower doors with it. Rain repellent is designed to repel rain and other components (think bugs and mud) from amassing on your windshield. This same logic applies to dirt on shower doors, which means it will take longer for the grime to collect.  Talk to your bathroom design professional to make sure these products are compatible with your new bathroom design products.

Keep a collection of multi-use tools at the ready!

A toothbrush is perfect for cleaning the frame around your shower door and a razor (when utilized gently) can eradicate mineral stains from flat glass.

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