How to clean dirty shower doors

How To Clean Dirty Shower Doors

Dirty shower doors can disrupt what could possibly otherwise be an entirely clean bathroom. Shower doors aren’t always easy to clean, especially if they haven’t been cleaned regularly. Cleaning shower doors regularly prevents the build-up of grime, soap scum and stains. Wiping glass doors down with a squeegee after a shower is an effective and easy way to keep shower doors from getting dirty. With that said, here are the steps you need to clean dirty shower doors. If you need help cleaning the rest of the shower, check out our article on how to clean a shower.

Cleaning Supplies

  • White vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Dish soap (optional)
  • A Spray bottle
  • Microfibre cloths
  • An old toothbrush
  • A squeegee

Clean Dirty Shower Doors In 6 Steps

  1. Start by wetting the shower doors with water from the shower head or with a bucket of water.
  2. Fill an empty spray bottle with white vinegar, spray the vinegar and saturate the shower doors.
  3. Leave the vinegar to soak on the glass for 10 minutes. If there’s more build-up then let the vinegar sit for longer.
  4. Dip a soft sponge into baking soda and scrub the shower door. This will remove soap scum and hard water spots.
  5. Once clean, rinse your shower doors with fresh water.
  6. Thoroughly dry the shower doors with a clean microfibre cloth from top to bottom.

Other Ways To Clean Dirty Shower Doors 

  • Start with half a cup of baking soda in a bowl, and add enough water to form a thick baking soda paste. Apply the paste to your shower doors and scrub with a soft sponge or rub the paste with a glove. Then use a cloth dipped in vinegar to wipe the doors down before rinsing off with water. Don’t forget to dry shower doors with a microfibre cloth or towel.
  • If you have sliding shower doors, remember to clean the track that they slide on. 

Cleaning Shower Door Tracks

If you have a sliding shower door, use the 5 steps below to clean the track.

  1. Pour white vinegar into the tracks and leave to sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Remember to not fill or overflow the tracks with vinegar. Use a grout brush or old toothbrush to scrub the tracks free from debris.
  2. After 5 minutes, use tissue paper to soak up the vinegar, then rinse with warm water.
  3. You may have to repeat this process several times if you haven’t recently cleaned the tracks.
  4. Lastly, wipe the tracks dry with a microfibre cloth.
  5. Regularly check the tracks and drain, make sure to clear any moisture to prevent build-up of dirt.

After cleaning the dirty shower door, you will notice your shower enclosure looks shinier and brighter. Now there are no more excuses for soap scum build-up on the shower doors or screen and you no longer have to make up excuses or be embarrassed when guests come over. Now that your shower doors are cleaned, you may want to read how to clean shower tiles or how to clean a shower head to complete the job.