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Sparkling Clean: Tips to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors

Shower enclosures such as a framed or frameless shower door transform a standard bathroom into an elegant or glamorous one. While you can choose from a plethora of shower glass door designs, it can’t be denied that they can be hard to clean. 

To keep your shower door looking good and in great shape all the time, you need to clean it regularly. If a once-in-a-while cleaning of a glass door seems like a daunting cleaning job, can you keep up when you have to do it as often as possible?

Before giving shower glass doors a second thought, it’s best to know a few tricks and tips on cleaning them easily. Read on to find out ways you can do so.

Is Shower Door Upkeep a Daily Task?

How often do you want to see your glass door sparkling clean? This will be your gauge on how often you would clean your shower enclosure. Daily cleaning and maintenance chores are the way to keep its shining glory. You can leave your glass door untouched for a few weeks if you prefer a one-time big-time cleaning.

Ideally, you need to scour your glass door every after use to keep it shiny and clean. It will also prevent soap scum from building up. Weekly cleaning will also do if you find daily cleaning tiring while still preventing heavy dirt buildup. Deep cleaning is necessary at least once a month.

To help you be reminded to clean your glass door, keep a soft sponge inside your bathroom so you can grab it quickly to clear off any buildup or lingering spots.

Cleaning Time: What You Need and Steps to Take

To clean your bathroom glass door, here are the cleaning materials you need to prepare:

  • Soft sponge
  • Spray bottle
  • Dish soap
  • Vinegar/lemon + water
  • Baking soda
  • Glass cleaner

Do the following steps to start your glass door cleaning.

1. Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

A natural cleaner like vinegar is an effective cleaning agent to remove soap scum. To prepare this cost-effective cleaning solution, pour two parts vinegar plus one part dish soap into a bottle spray. Shake it well. If you don’t want the sour aroma of the vinegar, you can cut it by half and replace it with water in the solution.

2. Spray Your Solution

Spray your solution onto the entire door. Leave it for 30 minutes until you see soap scum dissipating due to the mixture’s wonders. If your glass door does not have much stain and scum, you can opt for a water and lemon solution instead.

3. Scrub Your Glass Door

After leaving the solution for several minutes, you can start scrubbing your glass door to remove the mixture along with the residue.

4. Add Baking Soda to the Mix

If you are not satisfied with the vinegar’s power to remove scum and lingering stains, you can add baking soda to the fold to remove all the dirt. To do this, dip your sponge into a bowl of baking soda and apply it to your glass door. Baking soda is an elemental abrasive that dissolves stains as a powerful reinforcement to vinegar.

5. Make It Shine

After scrubbing and wiping, spray glass cleaner on your door to add a gorgeous, shining quality. Use a cloth to wipe it clean. Glass cleaners also act as an anti-fogger agent that will help avoid mist buildup in the near future.


Removing hard water stains, soap scum, and mildew from glass shower doors doesn’t have to be expensive and complicated. Trying the tips given above will help you keep your shower glass door sparkling clean.

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