How to Clean a Shower Door or Screen: the Essential Equipment
Many cleaners, whether homemade or shop-bought, will require a quick final rinse. The issue with this is that if you live in an area with hard water, a rinse can leave soap scum, limescale, and water marks on your shower screen after it dries. If you want to know how to clean glass shower doors without finding these problematic water marks afterwards, then you’ll need one very important piece of equipment: a squeegee.
Squeegees can be purchased from your local DIY store, or even from the cleaning aisle at the supermarket. They’re incredibly versatile – they’re often used for cleaning car windshields, windows, and there are even body squeegees for getting excess water off your skin after a shower. After rinsing your shower screen, use a normal squeegee to remove as much excess water from the surface as you can. Not only will the screen dry faster, but it should also dry relatively clear and smudge-free.
The Finishing Touches
Now that you know how to clean watermarks on a shower screen, you’ll want to know how to get the glass looking like new. Some cleaners won’t get your shower screen sparkling the way it did when you first fitted it – particularly if you’re using a product designed for another kind of surface or material. A dull shower screen can really change the look of your bathroom, as it can actually make the room appear smaller. The sparkle and shine of glass can do wonders for the overall appeal and aesthetics of your bathroom.
If you are having this problem, the trick to getting your bathroom shining once more is to mix some white vinegar (you may have some in your kitchen cupboards already) with cold water – equal parts should be fine. Using a cloth, wipe this solution all across your shower screen before buffing with a clean, dry cloth. The vinegar will bring out the shine of the screen – this also works excellently when you’ve finished cleaning your windows, too.
So now that you know how to clean shower screens properly, there’s no excuse for dried soap scum or limescale marks in your bathroom. You really will notice a huge difference in your bathroom – it’ll appear cleaner, fresher, and brighter – and there’s no need to be embarrassed when visitors drop by.