Cleaning Clear Glass Shower Doors

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated July 13, 2020)

Our shower doors are an integral part of our bathrooms, and many times we really don't think about them until they can't be ignored anymore. Luckily, on clear glass shower doors, this isn't as much of a problem as it can be for other kinds of shower doors. The reason for this is that, like windows, when clear glass shower doors become dirty they aren't very clear any more. Here's how you can keep your glass shower doors looking crystal clear.

  • Window cleaner. Using a regular window cleaner, like Windex or something similar, works great for general cleaning. Simply use the window cleaner on your glass shower doors the same way that you would on a window. Wipe it all off using newspaper to achieve a streak-free look.
  • All-purpose cleaner. For those instances where there is a slightly more stained or dirty appearance to the doors, you might want to use an all-purpose cleaner such as Formula 409. Start spraying the cleaner at the top of the door and allow a little time for gravity to take effect and the cleaner to start running down. Using a green scrubby, start at the top of the door and work your way down to remove the built-up calcium and hard-water stains. Once you have cleaned the door, rinse off any residue and then clean like you would any window.
  • Rubbing alcohol. A 50/50 solution made of Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and water mixed in a spray bottle is one of the best, and most inexpensive, home cleaners available. The alcohol will remove most stains and leave your glass doors crystal clear as long as you use newspaper to wipe off the liquid for a truly streak-free look.
  • Oven cleaner. Oven cleaner doesn't have to only be used on the oven. If you haven't cleaned your glass shower doors in a really long time (say, something like six months or so) or you are moving into a new home or apartment and the shower needs to be cleaned, use a little oven cleaner. Spray some at the top of the door, using enough to create a foam, then allow it to sit for roughly thirty minutes. After the time has elapsed, go back and wipe it all off using paper towels or newspapers and water.
  • Vinegar. As always, an oldie but goodie home remedy can help out. Mix a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and then apply in the same manner that you would any window cleaner. Wipe it all off using either newspaper or a paper towel to make sure that there are no streaks.

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