Crystal clear shower doors can quickly add a touch of elegance to any bathroom. Unfortunately, even a small amount of soap scum or mineral deposits on these doors can quickly have the opposite effect. Thankfully, keeping your shower doors clean and shiny is much easier than you may think. In fact, when following the steps below, you won't even need to purchase any cleaning chemicals in order to get the job done. Instead, you will simply need to turn to the contents of your kitchen cabinets.
- nonabrasive sponge
- soft bristle brush
- white vinegar
- baking soda
- spray bottle
- warm water
Step 1: Create Your All-Natural Cleaning Solution
You will need three ingredients on hand in order to make your all-natural cleaning solution: water, vinegar, and baking soda. Begin by filling your spray bottle with three parts warm water and one part white vinegar. Next, simply pour several tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl or other container that can be easily accessed using your sponge. Now, you are ready to start cleaning.
Step 2: Clean The Doors
First, spray your entire shower door with the water and vinegar solution. Next, wet your sponge and use it to transfer the baking soda from your bowl to the door. As the baking soda hits the door, it will react with the vinegar and cause the cleaning solution to begin foaming. Once the entire door has been coated in baking soda, simply wait a few minutes for the chemical reaction to subside before moving on to the next step. Allowing the vinegar and baking soda to react with one another will make your job easier, as this reaction breaks down mineral deposits and soap scum. Just be patient.
Once the chemical reaction is complete, use your soft bristled brush to gently scrub away any dirt and debris. The baking soda in your cleaning solution will supply gentle abrasion during this step of the process. Consequently, you should not need to scrub hard in order to remove even tough stains.
Step 3: Rinse And Dry The Doors
With all of the dirt, grim, and soap scum removed from your shower doors, all that is left to do is rinse away any baking soda residue and dry the door to a brilliant shine.
When drying your shower door, you will want to use a squeegee rather than using towels or rags. This will allow you to avoid streaking.
For more information about caring for glass shower doors, contact a company like Mitchell Window & Door.