Wouldn't it be great if shower doors were self cleaning like a dishwasher? 

Unfortunately, keeping a bathroom clean and healthy is a difficult task... especially with kids and no maid.

What Causes Cloudy Glass

Glass has a porous surface that will absorb soap, body oils and hard-water minerals.

This combination causes the cloud and clings to glass until you dissolve it.

CLEANING TIP #1  - Use a shower squeegee and don't let water dry on glass

How to Keep Your Shower Glass Clean and Healthy

The best way to keep shower glass clean is to squeegee after each shower and use an ammonia free glass cleaner regularly.

And if you wipe everything dry with a soft cloth, it will keep it sparkly clean.

But seriously ... who has that kind of time?

To Prevent Soapy Water Spots
*Always test cleaners and sealers in a small area before applying to the rest of the glass 

CLEANING TIP #2  - Use a good glass cleaner weekly (no ammonia)

buy a squeegee          water spot removers that work

3 Homemade Recipes for Tough Stains on Shower Glass

Here's some popular suggestions for dissolving that scummy stuff on your shower glass.

  • Make a 50-50 mix of white-vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Soak the glass and use a soft rag or dryer sheet to scrub the glass. Then rinse, squeegee the glass and buff it dry with a micro fiber cloth.
  • Smear a liquid dish-washing detergent like Cascade® on the glass. Cover the glass with dryer sheets and leave covered for 15 minutes - scrub the glass using the dryer sheets - rinse -squeegee - wipe dry.
  • Squeeze the juice from a fresh lemon and mix with 2 cups of club soda and 1 teaspoon of corn starch in a spray bottle. Spray mix on glass and let it soak a few minutes, Rub glass with a non-abrasive sponge, rinse, squeegee and wipe dry.

Some folks still use a glass cleaner afterwards to give it that healthy shine.

If the hazy cloud reappears after cleaning, you need to buy a water spot remover

NOTE: We have had very good luck using a product called Barkeepers Friend®    

CLEANING TIP #3  - Tough water spots need to be dissolved and sometimes you need to try more than one cleaner.

What You Can Do Now

Additional Information
  • Read the manufacturers labels and follow safety precautions.
  • Bar soaps leave behind more soap scum than liquid gels.
  • Some cleaners scratch lacquered hardware and soft materials like brass and aluminum. 
  • Beware of abrasive products and ones containing ammonia, bleach or harsh chemicals. 
  • CAUTION: Sharp metal objects, abrasive instruments or razor blades can permanently scratch the surface of the glass and metal.
  • Take adequate safety precautions like gloves, goggles and proper ventilation.
  • Test cleaners in a small hidden area to make sure they don't damage anything.
  • Be careful of over-spray and cleaners dripping onto adjacent surfaces.
  • Thoroughly rinse off cleaners before they dry, then wipe dry with a soft cloth.
  • Some cleaning products and homemade mixtures have strong fumes and require adequate ventilation.
  • Don't leave cleaning remedies around unlabeled. Be sure to empty and rinse spray bottles then dispose of responsibly.

FINAL NOTE: Water repellent coatings still collect soap and hard-water minerals to form a cloud. You still need to use a squeegee and a glass cleaner to dissolve the buildup.