Cleaning Shower Glass

Written by Lee Wyatt (last updated August 28, 2023)

Cleaning shower glass, while often difficult and frustrating, doesn't need to be as hard as we tend to make it. The reason for this is that we often get a little frustrated when the glass doesn't get clean right away when we first start. There are several ways that we can go about getting our shower glass clean, regardless of the cause. Here are some of the most effective methods.

  • Commercial cleaners. A great way to go about cleaning shower glass is with the use of commercial cleaners. Products such as Limex, CLR (Calcium, Lime, and Rust), and Bar Keepers Friend are all specially designed to remove some of the most difficult stains that we can find in our homes. These cleaners typically will not scratch glass or metal, though it may take a few applications and some elbow grease.
  • Oven cleaners. Cleaning shower glass shower doors can be a very simple task if you use a spray oven cleaner. If you do use this method, keep in mind that you will want to be sure that you have plenty of ventilation in the bathroom, since oven cleaners are typically very strong, and can cause you problems. Spray the cleaner only on the glass, and allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping/scrubbing away. Repeat this process as necessary until the glass is spot free.
  • Petroleum products. Perhaps the single most dangerous method, but one that is pretty much guaranteed to succeed in cleaning shower glass is the use of petroleum products. This should only be used in the case of severe stains, and only after you have removed the glass from your bathroom since you will want a lot of ventilation. Apply some of the gas, kerosene, or coal oil, to a rag and begin working on the stains. Once you have cleaned the stains, properly dispose of any rags that you may have used, and reinstall your shower doors.
  • Replace the doors. While technically this method isn't cleaning shower glass, it will remove the stain. It can be expensive to replace the glass doors in your showers, so only do this if you can afford to do it, and you do not wish to use one of the other methods mentioned here.

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