Shower screens are a great way to keep your bathroom clean, both in terms of water spillage, and overall aesthetic.
Water, body wash, shampoo and conditioner are all prevented from reaching the walls and floor via a protective screen.
However, it goes without saying that dirt and grime will accumulate over a period of time. On top of that, there’s potential for the glass to become damaged from water and soap.
This is often irreversible, so the best plan is to clean your shower regularly using these tips and tricks!
What you will need:
- General bathroom cleaner, or vinegar mixture (one part white vinegar to three parts water – pour into a spray bottle)
- Glass cleaner
- Microfibre cloth
- Paper towels or kitchen roll
How to Clean a Shower Screen
- Wet the glass, using a damp cloth or spraying it with the shower head
- Spray the glass generously with the bathroom cleaner or homemade vinegar mixture
- Wipe the glass thoroughly, in a circular motion, using the sponge. This should remove most of the stains
- Rinse the glass with warm water
- Remove the soapy water using the squeegee
- Tear off some kitchen roll or a paper towel and dry the glass screen
- If you’re a bit of a perfectionist and want an extra clean screen, respray with glass cleaner and let it soak in for a couple of minutes
- Wipe down with a paper towel or microfibre cloth (make sure it’s a clean cloth!!)
- Go over any leftover stains or marks by lightly spraying them with water and wiping with a clean cloth
Alternative Methods for Cleaning Your Shower
Home remedies can seem a bit of a faff to make, but they’re actually pretty simple, organic, and far more environmentally friendly than chemical-based cleaners that you can buy in shops. Here are a few common alternatives you can make yourself!
Washing up liquid
Given that washing up liquid is designed to clean and degrease dishes, it makes sense that it works well as a shower screen alternative. To keep the glass free of streaks, make sure to rinse the door thoroughly with water!
As mentioned previously, mixing one part vinegar to three parts water and spraying from a bottle is a super easy way to break down any dirt.
Bicarbonate of soda
Bicarbonate of soda (aka baking soda) is not just for baking! It should be a staple item in your cleaning cupboard, as it works a treat at removing stains. Adding a small amount of bicarbonate of soda to a white vinegar solution will add some abrasion into the mix, making stain removal that bit easier.
This can be an addition or replacement to your vinegar and soda concoction. The acidity in the lemon works in a similar way to the vinegar, and it adds a natural clean scent as well – bonus!
For best results, and for an easier job, your best bet is to clean your shower a little, often (after every use ideally).
Realistically, most of us are unlikely to stick to this – so try to remove water and suds after each shower with your squeegee. Then aim to do a more thorough clean using the above steps once per week.
If you have tiles, a toothbrush is a good option to clean in between, keeping your shower spotless!
Overall, once you’ve chosen (or made up your own) cleaning product, maintaining your shower door to a high standard is a pretty quick and simple job if you remember to do it often enough. So, grab your squeegee and enjoy spotless results every time!
Hi, I’m Bron. I’m an elite endurance athlete, love the outdoors and anything involving food! All of which have the potential to make a mess! I don’t have a huge concentration span (and like to use the excuse of being too busy), so go for quick and easy cleaning methods where possible!