How To Clean Shower Glass In 4 Steps

In this part of our series of articles on toilet deep cleaning, we teach you how to clean the shower glass in your toilet.

Before anything, it may interest you to know our complete series of toilet cleaning articles is available for free here:

How To Clean:

  1. The Toilet Bowl
  2. The Shower Area
  3. Toilet Sink, Vanity Area, Mirrors
  4. Toilet Windows, Ledges, Blinds, Faucets and Taps
  5. Bathroom Tiles
  6. Shower Glass
  7. Shower Curtains
  8. The Bathtub
  9. Shower Drain + Unclog It
  10. How To Clean Bathroom Walls
  11. Bathroom Light Fixtures and Doors
  12. Bathroom Cabinets, Shelves and Fixtures

Without further ado, let us begin this shower glass cleaning article!

Cleaning Bathroom Glass Can Be Daunting
Cleaning Bathroom Glass Can Be Daunting

How To Clean Shower Glass

Glass is a frequently-used material in the shower. Be it shower panel, doors or simply a partition, it offers both aesthetic value and functionality.

Before diving into details, make sure you have some basic knowledge. Cleaning the shower glass, in fact, follows the same methods as outlined in “How To Clean Toilet Windows” here! Also, it is worth noting that mirror cleaning techniques can be applied to glass cleaning too. Read about “Bathroom Mirror Cleaning” here before proceeding further!

Equipment To Clean Shower Glass

How do you prepare for shower glass cleaning? Ensure you have these tools:

  1. Microfibre Cloths
  2. Pail of Water
  3. Squeegee or Glass Wiper
  4. Glass Cleaning Detergent(s)
  5. Soft Sponge
  6. White Distilled Vinegar in Spray Bottle
  7. Baking Soda
  8. Salt
  9. Dishwashing Liquid Soap (optional)

Steps To Clean Shower Glass

Next, follow these steps to clean your shower glass:

STEP 1: PRELIMINARY WIPE DOWN

Firstly, do a preliminary wipe down of the glass using your microfibre cloth. If there is debris or visible dirt, dust it away or wipe it away with cloth and water alone. You can even spray it with your shower head!

STEP 2: USE GLASS CLEANER AND SQUEEGEE

Secondly, use a squeegee or glass wiper to wipe away the excess moisture on the surfaces. Then, spray or apply glass cleaning detergent onto the surface. (This would depend on the brand and type of glass cleaner you purchased from your supermarket or hardware store.) Wipe down again using your squeegee. Click here to learn about squeegee and how to use it properly!

STEP 3: REMOVE STUBBORN STAINS AND WATER SPOTS

Thirdly, if your glass is not fully cleaned, or there are stubborn water spots or stains, use this method. Spray the glass surface area copiously with your vinegar. Leave it to sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix equal parts of salt and baking soda into a paste (with tiny bit of water). Subsequently, apply this paste onto the glass areas with stains and water spots. The sizzling and chemical cleansing reaction should get rid of unwanted stains.

STEP 4: DEEPER CLEANING OF SHOWER GLASS

Lastly, if your glass is still not sparkling and shiny, repeat steps one to three once. Instead of using the glass cleaning detergent, you can use 3-5 drops of dishwashing soap stirred into a small cup of plain water too! The soap would dissolve oil and soap scum on the glass too.

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Do’s and Don’ts With Shower Glass Cleaning

Stick to the basics and follow the numerous tips offered by MEIDE.SG on how to clean your shower glass! If you are adventurous and thinking of trying other types of brushes, scrubs or soaps, we say halt! This is because using the wrong type of chemicals and tools will instead scratch and damage your precious shower glass.

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Here are 7 more golden tips on ensuring your shower glass cleaning stays smooth and easy:

7 Golden Tips For Cleaning Your Shower Glass And Taking Care Of It

  1. Always test your cleaning method and tools on a small area first. Should there be an adverse effect, at least only a small part is affected!
  2. Avoid using hard bristle brushes or materials that will scratch glass.
  3. Do not forget to clean both sides of the glass surface!
  4. Do not miss out cleaning the corners and edges – this includes the dried sealant (the “rubbery silicone” material) that holds your glass in place.
  5. Prevention is better than cure, so make a diligent habit to wipe away the excess droplets and moisture from the glass as soon as you can
  6. It definitely helps by keeping a small handy squeegee beside the shower glass (bonus: you can use cheap and readily available rubber suction hooks and S hooks!)
  7. Consider water treatment or softener – this is more applicable for overseas residents because water in Singapore is often soft enough! Read here about this expensive solution can be used not just to reduce water spots and mineral deposits, but also protect your pipes and tanks.

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Do you know how to clean a shower glass?
Do you know how to clean a shower glass?

Summary Of Cleaning Steps

In case you wanted a summary, here it is:

Time needed: 25 minutes.

Steps To Clean Shower Glass

  1. STEP 1: PRELIMINARY WIPE DOWN

    Do a preliminary wipe down of the glass using your microfiber cloth. If there is debris or visible dirt, dust it away or wipe it away with cloth and water alone. You can even spray it with your shower head!

  2. STEP 2: USE GLASS CLEANER AND SQUEEGEE

    Use a squeegee or glass wiper to wipe away the excess moisture on the surfaces. Then, spray or apply glass cleaning detergent onto the surface. Wipe down again using your squeegee.

  3. STEP 3: REMOVE STUBBORN STAINS AND WATER SPOTS

    If your glass is not fully cleaned, or there are stubborn water spots or stains, use this method. Spray the glass surface area copiously with your vinegar. Leave it to sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, mix equal parts of salt and baking soda into a paste (with tiny bit of water). Subsequently, apply this paste onto the glass areas with stains and water spots. The sizzling and chemical cleansing reaction should get rid of unwanted stains.

  4. STEP 4: DEEPER CLEANING OF SHOWER GLASS

    Lastly, if your glass is still not sparkling and shiny, repeat steps one to three once. Instead of using the glass cleaning detergent, you can use 3-5 drops of dishwashing soap stirred into a small cup of plain water too! The soap would dissolve oil and soap scum on the glass too.