How to Clean Your Shower Doors

Showers doors are known to accumulate grime and soap scum, but with the right cleaning techniques, shower doors remain clean for a very long time. You can clean both plastic and glass shower doors with the same process, using either natural or commercial material.

Fill a spray bottle with equal part of white distilled vinegar and water

Spray the solution on both the front and back of your bathroom shower doors. Leave the mixture to stand for 5 to 30 minutes depending on how tough the soap scum is. Vinegar will remove the most stubborn grime and dirt and also prevent future buildup.

Fill a small bucket with water or use your sink or bathtub

Put on a pair of gloves, dip a sponge in the water, and wipe down the shower doors to remove the vinegar. Make sure that you wipe areas where the shower doors overlap.

Use an old toothbrush to clean the runners of the shower doors

Squeeze some white toothpaste onto an old toothbrush and scrub the runners of your shower doors to remove any grime, dirt or soap scum. Spray vinegar solution on the runners when you are done and rinse with clean water

Use a clean towel to dry the shower doors and ensure they are sparkling clean

If you are still seeing dirt or soap scum, repeat the steps we’ve highlighted above until your shower doors are clean. Once you’ve cleaned the doors thoroughly, you will want to put little preventative measures in place.

Use a cloth saturated with baby oil to wipe down the shower doors

Baby oil is important in preventing the accumulation of unsightly soap and will also reduce the amount of time between cleanings. You can use lemon oil in place of baby oil as it will provide the same protection and give your bathroom a lemony fresh scent.

Don’t have much time? The showerhead can be a big help!

If you have trouble removing some of the grime or you’re just looking for a quicker and easier way to clean your shower doors, consider the use of a handheld shower head. Most handheld showerheads should have several different spray settings including a high-pressure spraywhich be a great asset in clearing some of the grime on your showerhead. While you can potentially remove some of the grime with just the water, it is still recommended to spray a little vinegar on the doors for added benefit.