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How To Clean Glass Shower Doors With Hard Water Stains
There is one thing that drives us insane in the shower, hard water stains that accumulate on the shower doors.
Well, today we are going to show you how to remove those hard water stains on your shower doors.
A lot of times you may move into a new house and the people before you didn’t take care of the shower doors in the way that you would but that’s not a problem.
The supplies you’ll need to remove hard water stains from shower doors are:
- Mixture of 1/2 white distilled vinegar and 1/2 water
- Lemon Juice
- Paste made of 1 part white distilled vinegar and 3 parts baking soda
- German Shammy
- Scrub sponge (on one side make sure its abrasive in case you need to do some deep scrubbing)
- Cleret Dual-Bladed Squeegee
Step #1 – Poor the acidic solution (lemon juice) directly on your scrub sponge.
Step #2 – Take the sponge and scrub in a circular motion. The reason why you want to use an acidic solution is because hard water stains are made of limescale and the acid in the lemon juice breaks it down making it easy to remove.
Hard water stains pose a real challenge for most people but once you understand what they are you can remove them quite easily.
Step #3 – Dip your sponge in the paste that you made out of vinegar and baking soda. Once again this allows the acid to break down the lime scale.
Be sure to continue to use a circular motion all over the shower glass.
If you have really tough hard water stains allow the solution to sit for an hour or two once you’ve finished scrubbing. One of the best things about this solution is that it’s all natural and will not hurt any finish that you have on the glass.
Step #4 – After the hard water stains are completely broken down use the 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water mixture and spray it on the glass. You can also use a commercial glass cleaner in this step as well.
Step #5 – Use your Cleret squeegee to remove the hard water spots. You can also use a paper towel but we think you will find that a squeegee is much more efficient at completing the task.
Step #6 – After you have squeegeed the glass shower door be sure to dry it off with a German Shammy so the spots won’t return. The shammy is like a towel and a sponge rolled up into one. It holds approximately 20x it’s weight in liquid. You may not even have to buy paper towels anymore.
- It’s never a good idea to just use glass cleaner on a glass shower door because many times there is also built up soap scum, mildew as well as hard water stains.
- If you go over the glass shower door with a squeegee every time you get out of the shower it will help prevent a lot of the soap scum and hard water stains from accumulating on the glass.
- Leave the shower door open when you’re finished taking a shower because the moisture is what causes unsightly things like soap scum and limescale to grow and stick. The quicker your shower door dries the less likely it will get dirty which means less cleaning for you.
- To keep the hard water stains from coming back apply Rain-X to your shower doors. Squirt it on your shower doors and dry it off well with your shammy. Sometimes it takes 2-3 coats of Rain-X but once you’ve done this once it’s much easier to clean in the future. The key is to use a dry cloth or shammy so that you remove all of the streaks. It works as well on shower doors as it does on automotive windshields.
Now you know how to clean glass shower doors with water stains and keep them from coming back in the future. Happy cleaning!