We unexpectedly needed to have our master shower remodeled last year. I was not happy about the project, but we did end up with a beautiful new shower. We decided to go with a frame-less, glass shower door. The first thing I thought (of course!) was: “How am I going to clean this?” Our old shower door was glass too, but it was more forgiving of dirt and grime because it had a frame. Plus, the quality of the door wasn’t that great. So, it really never looked that good no matter how much I cleaned it. Frame-less shower doors are pretty, but not forgiving at all of dirt and grime. Here is how I keep my frame-less shower glass clean:
**Tip: As with any cleaning product, first test in a small, unnoticeable area to make sure that it is okay to use.
Drum roll please….Ta-Da! RainX!! Yes, the stuff you can spray on your car windows, you should be able to use on your shower glass. It’s not perfect, or fool-proof. But, it does help keep your glass looking cleaner if you apply it often enough and correctly. Follow the directions on the bottle. But, basically you will spray the RainX onto a cloth, and wipe it in a circular motion. I apply 2 coats for a better result. Let the RainX dry, until you see a light haze. Then, you will kind of “buff” the haze off with a dry cloth. There may still be a little haze leftover, but it will disappear after the glass gets wet.
**Tip: Make sure your area is well-ventilated when you do this. The smell is not that strong, but it is a strong product and it may irritate you if you don’t have some ventilation.
**Tip: Make sure you buy the right RainX. RainX sells many products. I tried a combo, glass cleaner plus repellent, and it did not work. Go with the repellent only.
I give my glass shower the RainX treatment about once a month. You may be able to get away with applying it less frequently. It just depends on how much your shower is getting used, and how clean it is staying/not staying.
**Tip: Ditch your bar soap! Bar soap causes the worst soap scum and residue all over your shower, not only on your glass, but in the grout and drain.
I use cloth, baby diapers as my cloths for this project. They work well to buff the haze off. They leave little, to no, fuzzy lint behind. The more you wash them, the softer they get. They are the perfect size and thickness to clean with. Being the neat-freak that I am, I don’t generally like to use cloths and rags to clean with. This is one of the only things I will use a cloth for.
**Tip: Squeegee (or wipe down) your shower glass after each shower. This will keep your glass looking even cleaner, and make cleaning even easier. We keep a squeegee in our shower for this purpose. You can also just use a small towel to give it a quick-dry. Using the RainX is not fool proof. It helps, but you may still have water spots and soap residue. I even squeegeed our shower glass while I was in labor about to leave for the hospital to give birth! If I can do it, so can you.
In between major cleanings, you can Windex (use glass cleaner) on your shower glass to give it a cleaning. I actually use glass cleaner on the outside of the shower glass, since you don’t need to RainX the outside. Also, you can remove/buff away stubborn soap residue with Mr. Clean magic eraser products. Test in small area first. We get the most residue at the bottom of the shower door. Before I do the RainX treatment, I buff away any stubborn soap residue with the magic eraser.
And finally, because I work so hard to keep our shower clean, here is a picture 🙂
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