How to Keep Shower Glass Clean

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It's natural to want to keep your shower glass clean, and there are several easy things you can do to keep your shower in great shape. It only takes a few minutes to keep your shower from getting dirty in the first place, but if your shower is already dirty, use things like a commercial shower cleaner or vinegar to rinse it off. With just a little bit of time, your shower will be sparkly clean!


[Edit]Preventing a Dirty Shower

  1. Leave your shower glass door open after you’re done showering. Once you’re all clean, leave the shower door propped open so the moisture can evaporate and the air can circulate easily. This is a super easy way to prevent your shower glass from getting dirty.[1]
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    • Letting the moisture evaporate quickly instead of just sit on your shower glass will prevent mildew.
  2. Wipe the water from your shower glass with a squeegee after each use. Wipe the glass with the squeegee starting from the top of the glass and dragging it downwards to get rid of the shower water. Squeegees, which have a flat rubber blade, are great for removing the excess water on your shower glass so it doesn’t cause the glass to get dirty from soap scum buildup.[2]
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    • Do this after each shower you take.
  3. Dry the glass with a towel once you're done showering. Use a clean towel or microfiber cloth to wipe down your shower glass, as well as the rest of your shower, as soon as you're finished. This will get rid of any moisture buildup and remove soap scum that might be on the glass too.[3]
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    • It's best to use a squeegee before you dry the glass with a towel.
  4. Opt for liquid soap instead of bar soap to reduce soap scum. Using bar soap tends to create more soap scum that ends up on your shower glass. Instead, use a liquid soap to wash in the shower so it's easier to clean up and doesn't leave a lot of residue.[4]
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    • It's also a good idea to avoid using oily shower products.
  5. Apply a water repellent spray to your glass so water will run off of it. Purchase a water repellent spray that’s safe for your glass at a home improvement store or online. Follow the instructions that come with it and spray the water repellent all over the glass in an even layer. Let it dry for the recommended amount of time before taking your shower.[5]
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    • The most popular water repellent spray is Rain-X.
  6. Install a water softener in your plumbing to prevent mineral buildup. The excess minerals in your water can cause your shower to get grimier much more quickly. To ensure you’re using clean water, consider purchasing a water softener that can be installed by a plumber or yourself to filter out the minerals.[6]
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    • Follow the instructions that come with the water softener if you’re installing it yourself, hooking it up to your water line carefully.
    • Purchase a water softener at your local hardware or home improvement store.

[Edit]Cleaning Your Shower Glass

  1. Wipe your shower down with a sponge once a week to keep it clean. After you’ve taken a shower and the shower glass is still wet, use a clean sponge to wipe down the entire shower area to get rid of any grime. Doing this every week will keep your shower from getting especially dirty.[7]
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    • If your shower is super dirty or you want to target specific spots, dampen a Magic Eraser and use it on these areas of your shower.
  2. Mix white vinegar with water to create a shower cleaning spray. Combine 1 part white vinegar with 3 parts water in a cup and stir them together. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray this on your shower glass several times a week. Let the spray sit on the glass for about 5 minutes before you rinse it off easily with water or wipe it off with a clean towel.[8]
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    • If your shower has a shower head that detaches, use this to quickly spray off the vinegar mixture after it’s had time to sit.
  3. Create a paste out of baking soda and vinegar to use as a scrub. Pour of baking soda into a cup and add white vinegar to it. Stir the two ingredients together and continue adding small amounts of white vinegar until you create a paste. Dip a clean sponge into the mixture and use it to scrub your shower until it’s clean.[9]
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    • Stir the mixture with a spoon to form the paste.
    • Rinse the baking soda and vinegar scrub off of your shower using clean water.
  4. Purchase a commercial cleaner to use on your glass periodically. This could be a regular glass cleaner that you use around the house, or a special one made for showers. Spray the cleaner on the glass in your shower and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off.[10]
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    • Use the commercial cleaner a couple times a week to keep your shower glass super clean.
    • Look for a commercial glass or shower cleaner at your local big box or grocery store.
  5. Combine ammonia with water to spray on your shower glass. Mix of ammonia with of water using a spoon. Once they're mixed, pour them into a spray bottle and spray this mixture onto your shower glass. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the ammonia and water off to reveal clean glass.[11]
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    • Use a soft microfiber cloth or towel when you wipe the ammonia off.
  6. Rub a lemon half on the shower glass to remove soap scum. Cut a fresh lemon in half and dip this half in baking soda. Squeeze the lemon a bit to wet the baking soda and use the lemon to scrub the shower glass so it's clean. Either rinse the glass off with water or use a damp cloth to wipe the lemon and baking soda off.[12]
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