3 Tips To Keep Soap Scum Off Frameless Glass Shower Doors

Posted on: 11 June 2015

Soap scum is bad enough on shower walls and tubs, but when you have a clean, bright glass shower door it becomes painfully obvious. You can scrub your shower every day to keep it looking like brand new, or you can invest a little bit of time every now and then to keep it looking fantastic. To really get the job done, you only need a few simple tools and a little time.

Clean the Door Really Well

Before you can get to the point where you're keeping the door clean, you have to get it spotless. You can use regular bathroom products, but a simple paste of baking soda and white vinegar works even better to cut through soap scum. Mix the baking soda and white vinegar in a small bowl until you have a paste.

Spread the vinegar and baking soda paste on the entire surface of the door with a sponge and let it sit for a few minutes. Use a damp sponge to work the baking soda and vinegar paste into any stubborn spots and then rinse well. For really dirty glass, you may need to repeat the process.

Use a Rain Repellent Solution

Once you're satisfied that the door is clean, you need to protect it from future soap scum. You likely already have a rain repellent solution in the garage. This is a liquid that goes on the outside of your windshield and helps to keep rain moving off the glass. It can do the same thing for your shower, too, which also helps to avoid the buildup of soap scum. Apply the product to the glass and wipe it off with a clean paper towel.

Squeegee the Door After Showers

After you take showers, most of the water should have rolled off the door. Just to be on the safe side, though, use a small shower squeegee to completely remove the rest of the water. Your shower door will dry crystal clear without any soapy residue clinging to it. Repeat after every shower for the best results.

If you're tired of messing with a shower curtain, maybe it's time to get your own frameless glass shower doors. Contact an expert today who can help you to find the perfect door for your shower. Now that you know how to keep it looking brand new, you'll never have to worry about soap scum building up.