how to clean glass shower doors

How to clean glass shower doors? Your bathroom will look modern and sophisticated with a glass shower door. Still, mineral deposits and grime may build up over time. Suppose your shower door seems streaky, stained, or foggy. In that case, you can make a DIY shower cleaner at home with items you have lying around to eliminate tough stains without harsh, irritating chemicals. After your shower door is clean, implement some prevention methods to make future cleanings easier. Read on to try one of these techniques for how to clean glass shower doors.

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How Often Should You Clean Your Glass Shower Doors?

Regular light maintenance should keep you from having to deep-clean shower doors more than once every few weeks. Here is a good shower cleaning routine to follow:

  • Every day, after using the shower, wipe down the glass shower doors and leave them open to air out.
  • Every week, give your entire shower a wipe-down with a sponge or foam cleaning pad.
  • Monthly, have a thorough scrub of your entire shower, making sure to clean any hard water stains off the glass shower doors. This will help prevent hard water stains.

How To Clean Glass Shower Doors


When water drips on glass shower doors and dries, they can become hard water spots. In order to keep the doors clean and free of grime, prevention is key. After using the shower, squeegee the door. It’s simple, and family members can remember to do it after each time they shower. A simple squeegee costs less than $10 and saves you a lot of time and frustration. It will also help prevent hard-water deposits from forming, so you won’t have to scrub as much later.

PM Cleaning

Make a habit of cleaning shower doors every night after the last person has bathed. Cleaning your shower surround at this moment is also the best time to clean it since the water has already loosened up the dirt. A sponge or foam cleaning pad, such as a Magic Eraser, will eliminate the need for any additional cleaning products or toxic chemicals. Save time by cleaning shower doors, walls, and floors simultaneously.

Water Repellent

A water repellent spray, such as Rain-X, can be used to keep shower doors clean and prevent mineral buildup by reducing the water’s hardness. Leaving the door open after a shower also helps dry it out.

How To Clean Glass Shower Doors with Vinegar

Mix equal amounts of any brand of distilled white vinegar with grease-cutting dish detergent, such as Dawn, to make a powerful homemade shower-door cleaner. Pour the mixture directly into a spray bottle and spray it on the front and back of the doors. Let it sit for about 30-40 minutes or until the mixture cuts through the grime. Wipe the glass clean with a microfiber cloth after rinsing away the mixture with fresh water.

Use caution when using vinegar to clean shower doors, however. Although vinegar works well on most showers, it may damage stone showers. To make a frosting-like mixture of liquid soap and baking soda, use a non-scratch sponge to scrub the shower door glass with this eco-friendly cleaner, then rinse it with warm water.

How To Clean Glass Shower Doors with Lemons

This method is very simple. Dip a lemon in baking soda and rub it on both sides of the door. The acid in the lemon will react with the baking soda, creating a sudsy foam. Once the glass is cleaned, you can rub it with a little lemon oil, repelling water and preventing soap from drying hard on the glass. The fresh lemon scent is also far more pleasant than bleach.

Cleaning Shower Door Tracks

To prevent mold and soap scum buildup, cleaning your shower door might mean scrubbing away soap scum from accumulated creases around the edges or tracks. You should clean the metal frames around your shower door with a toothbrush. To clean a shower door or a window, use a razor blade scraper ($1, The Home Depot) to remove mineral deposits. Use a clean and sharp blade, keeping it at a 45-degree angle to avoid scratching the glass.

DIY Daily Shower Spray

You can save time between deep cleans if you clean daily using a shower spray. You can make your own environmentally friendly and cost-effective cleaning solution by mixing 1 cup water, 1/2 cup vinegar, a little soap, and 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. After squeegeeing the glass door, simply spray it down (remember to avoid vinegar if you have a stone tile shower).

We Can Help

We hope this blog give you tips on how to clean glass shower doors as a part of home maintenance. Many homeowners also neglect glass replacement as an essential part of home care, and we get it. You probably already have a lot to take care of daily. But not to worry—we’re here to help. Give Pleasanton Glass a call today at (925) 261-7198 for a free estimate!


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