How to Keep Your Glass Shower Enclosure Sparkling

Whether you have a frameless glass shower door or a complete clear glass shower enclosure, there are simple steps you can take to make sure your bathroom looks as sparkling and stylish as you imagined it would. 

As the folks at Better Homes & Gardens say, “A glass shower door adds modern elegance to your bathroom, but like other bathroom fixtures exposed to moisture, unsightly grime and mineral deposits can build up.”

Their advice on how to clean glass shower doors for a bathroom that sparkles includes:

  • They suggest wiping your clear glass shower panels down after everyone in your family has showered. Others recommend keeping a squeegee in the bathroom, so you can quickly whisk away water drops before the dry and cause spots. 
  • “Leaving the door open after a shower will also help dry it out,” the folks at Better Homes & Gardens say. 
  • There’s another step you can take to help keep those lovely frameless shower doors sparkling, they say: “To further prevent hard water spots and keep shower doors clean, spray the doors with a water repellent spray, such as Rain-X, or consider installing a water softener to reduce mineral buildup.”
  • When it is time to clean your glass shower panels, Better Homes & Gardens is among the many experts that recommend using a DIY glass cleaner made with vinegar. They suggest that you “mix distilled white vinegar (heated first) with the grease-cutting power [sic] of dish detergent, such as Dawn, in equal proportions. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and spray it on the front and back of the doors. Let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes or until it has cut through the grime. Rinse off the solution using fresh water and a damp sponge, and dry the glass with a microfiber cloth.”


A note of caution: As BHG reminds us” “If your shower is made of stone, vinegar could damage it.” As an alternative, they suggest that you make an environmentally friendly paste using liquid soap and baking soda. 


Lemon juice might be another possible replacement for vinegar. “Juice from lemons isn’t as acidic as vinegar,” 


The Home Depot’s experts report. And there’s a bonus! “It smells better.”

For more tips on maintaining your clear glass shower enclosure, contact us.