Cleaning Bathroom Glass

by Doris Donnerman
(last updated July 6, 2015)

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Making sure that the glass in the bathroom is clean is a virtual necessity for our bathrooms to be a effective as possible. After all, whether we are trying to look out the window, use the mirror when shaving or doing our hair, or simply because we want the bathroom to look as nice as possible cleaning bathroom glass is something that we must all do at some point in our lives. Some of the more simple ways to clean bathroom glass include, but are not limited to:

  • Using rubbing alcohol
  • Dawn dishwashing detergent
  • Vinegar
  • Soft plastic scouring pad
  • Oven cleaner

Another great method that you can use to clean your bathroom glass is with nail polish remover (which is basically acetone). However, be sure that you don't use it on the whole glass. Rather use it only on the spots. Make sure the area is well ventilated though before you use this method. Try it on an inconspicuous spot first. Since some glass products have special coatings, and I fear that any spots you see may actually come from previous damage to that coating. You do not want to make things worse. Also, be sure that you do not use a plastic scouring pad here, since it could melt and stick to or stain the glass.

Another alternative is CLR. CLR is actually a brand of calcium-lime and rust remover. You would find such a product at hardware, home improvement, or many department stores. It would probably contain (possibly along with other ingredients) Acetic acid (which is high strength vinegar), phosphoric acid, and hydroxyacetic acid. It is pretty powerful stuff. You will probably want to dilute it 50/50 with water. DO wear rubber gloves, and make sure the area is well ventilated. Be sure that you do not ingest any of the cleaner. The product can etch, amongst other things: ceramic tiles, faucets, sinks, tubs, concrete...It is not recommended on: marble, aluminum, or metallic glazed surfaces. Rinse the area you cleaned with it copiously with clean flowing water. Gently blot the area dry afterwards. Once again, be sure that you test an inconspicuous area first, before cleaning the whole glass. Once again, you do not want to use a plastic scouring pad in this method since it may melt, stick to, or stain the glass.

Some other common household alternatives are to use a plain old pencil eraser, or even a sharp razor blade to remove any spots from your glass. You will want to use a new eraser or a razor since they will both be able to do the job the best. When using the eraser, all that you need to do is simply erase as normal, just be sure that you don't press too hard. If you are using a razor though, make sure that you hold it at roughly a 30 degree angle and that you use a gentle pressure. Remember that you are trying to clean the glass, not cut it.

In closing, there are a few things that you want to be sure to remember. First of all, be sure that you never use any gasoline to help clean your bathroom glass. Despite what the old wives' tale may say, gasoline is particularly dangerous to use when cleaning, especially in an enclosed space. Any time that you use a particularly caustic cleaner, be sure that you do not use a plastic scrub brush. If you do, then you will run the risk of having that damage your glass.

Author Bio

Doris Donnerman

Doris is a jack of all trades, writing on a variety of topics. Her articles have helped enlighten and entertain thousands over the years. ...

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2015-07-06 06:50:54

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