How To: Spotless Shower Door.

When I was a kid, the shower in my bathroom had a glass door.  The rule was, when you finished your shower, you had to squeegee the water off the glass before you got out.  Every time you used it.  Otherwise it would be covered with water spots, mineral deposits, and soap scum.  And let me tell you, that was a lot of years worth of squeegeeing.  It was the absolute bane of my existence, and in the end, the damn shower door still looked like a disaster by the time I moved out of my parent’s place.

 

Fast forward to now, I’m obsessed with frameless glass shower doors, and I love mine. Like, totally love it.  But if it was etched was water spots that would make me hate it.  And there is no way in hell I’m busting out a squeegee; especially now that I live in New England the last thing I’m going to do is dilly dally after my morning shower when it is 10 degrees outside so I can squeegee a door.  No way.  Never gonna happen.  I did my squeegee-time the first 18 years of my life.

 

Instead, I have a once a week method that has been working out splendidly for the last year and I thought I would share it in case anyone else is looking to ditch their squeegee.

 

 

How To Keep A Shower Door Spotless

my tools

my tools

First, the door gets a scrub down with something abrasive and antibacterial:  Either Comet or Softscrub will do the trick. Then I rinse and dry it.

before and after

before and after

Second, I spray a light mist of 2-in-1 RainX, and buff it with a paper towel until it’s clear (I was previously using the original RainX, but the fumes were really strong for the shower, so I switched to this one and it works just as well).  RainX will cause the water to bead quickly and slide down so there is less chance for water drying on the glass.  By the end of the week there are a few residual spots, but nothing that can’t be cleaned.

before and after

before and after

 

The whole process takes 6 minutes, and it is well worth the effort.  See, it’s so clear you can kind of see me in the reflection!  This method works with well-water too, but if you’ve moved into a house that already has a buildup on their shower doors, you could call a local glass company to come out and buff the etching out of the doors so you can start from scratch.

 

Hope this helps!