How to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors and Enclosure
Updated: Oct 16
A bathroom with glass shower fixtures is undoubtedly more elegant than one without. In fact, glass is one of the few posh items that does not burn a massive hole in your pocket. Thus, it is unsurprising that many people use glass enclosures (or cubicles) in their bathrooms. They are one of the most easily accessible luxurious bathroom accessories!
However, unfortunately, it is true that glass does attract a lot of dust and stains. Nobody enjoys seeing unsightly water stains and yellow spots on a bathroom’s glass fixtures. Plus, wet shower doors are a breeding ground for bacteria, mould, and mildew!
Shockingly, most people have no idea how simple it is to clean glass enclosures. Yes, it is possible to keep the glass in your bathroom as clean as the rest of the space! And no, having clean shower heads and shower accessories is not enough, you need to make sure that the surrounding areas are hygienic as well.
So, how do you remove stains from glass shower doors? How do you clean cloudy shower glass?
In this article, we are going to discuss five of the easiest ways to clean glass shower enclosures. We will also talk about the items needed for this simple process.
Easy Ways to Clean Glass Shower Doors
Given below are a few ways to make the glass shower doors of your shower enclosure or cubicle sparkle.
Before we dive into the article, we would like to remind you to put your safety at the forefront!
Always wear goggles, a mask, and gloves when dealing with cleaning agents, natural or artificial. Also, keep these cleaning agents away from your eyes, nose, mouth, children, and pets. Make sure your bathroom is well-ventilated when you are cleaning it, and don’t randomly mix cleaning products!
Use A Damp Cloth, Newspaper Sheet, Magic Eraser or A Fabric Softener Sheet
The easiest way to clean your shower enclosure is by using a damp cloth or newspaper sheet to wipe down the glass surface. You must ensure that the cloth/newspaper sheet is damp enough to remove all the stains from the glass. Note that this method is only effective for stains that are on the lighter and milder side.
Yes, this might not be the most effective method on the list, but it certainly is the quickest way to get clean glass enclosures! Plus, you can also use Magic Erasers and specialised fabric sheets for scrubbing glass surfaces. Bathroom windows too can be cleaned with the help of these products.
Use Warm Vinegar
Vinegar is one of the most commonly used natural acids for cooking. A staple in many households around the world, vinegar is also used in small amounts to treat skin and hair issues.
But did you know that vinegar can be used to remove stains from glass shower doors?
It is a good idea to heat it up before using it to clean glass, because warm (and not hot!) vinegar is more effective than its room-temperature version. Being a natural acid, vinegar will have no harmful effects on the glass.
To remove tough stains, dab the affected areas generously with vinegar and leave for around 30 minutes. Then, use a soft brush to scrub the dirt off the glass. You’ll find that vinegar also removes hard water stains from glass shower doors!
Use Specialised Bathroom Cleaners
Various companies make specialised bathroom cleaners that can effectively clean glass fixtures. Since the bathroom is a moist space, normal cleaners will not be as effective as they should be in this room.
Specialised bathroom cleaners, on the other hand, combat the humid environment of the bathroom as well as its tendency to annoyingly nurture bacterial growth and moulds.
Spray the specialised bathroom cleaner liquid on the affected areas (that have stains, fungal growth etc.) of the glass doors and leave for 10 minutes. Then, use a soft brush or damp cloth to clean the area.
Clean with Baking Soda
The glass doors of the shower enclosure will have the maximum number of stains as they are the most used, touched, and worn-out components. After all, you use the doors every time you decide to take a shower.
The easiest and most effective way to remove stains from the glass doors is by using baking soda. Simply create a mixture of one part baking soda and two parts water.
This baking soda paste can be used to clean glass — simply use a wet cloth to smear the paste onto the glass. Then, rinse the cloth, leave it a little damp, and use it to wipe off the paste. Finally, use a dry cloth to absorb any remaining moisture from the glass.
You can use baking soda often to remove dirt and hard water stains from glass.
Remember to not add chlorine to the mix as that can be dangerous!
Ammonia helps glass retain its sparkling shine. So, using a spray bottle and a wet cloth, apply an ammonia solution to the glass after the cleaning process. You can even make a homemade ammonia cleaning spray. This is easily one of the best ways to maintain the quality of your bathroom’s glass enclosure!
In conclusion, it is essential to take care of glass shower doors and enclosures in the bathroom. Proper maintenance helps in increasing the lifespan of the glass fixtures and keeps the bathroom hygienic. We’re sure you’ll agree that glass stains are unsightly — nobody wants them around!
Keep in mind that the effectiveness of each method listed above varies based on the state of the glass and the stains. So, choose the perfect method according to the current condition of your glass enclosure. And always be careful — don’t mix things that shouldn’t be mixed, always read the labels of cleaning products, and don’t slip and fall!
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