Over the years I have tried all different techniques to clean the shower door so it shines. We have hard water at our house so it tends to get cloudy and dirty fast. If you spend much time on Pinterest you know that there are plenty of different ideas for cleaning the shower. I have tried the lemon and salt trick, the Epson salt trick, and the vinegar and dawn trick. None of which really worked.
I had some luck with soft scrub if I was willing to really scrub at it. Unfortunately, my arm would get tired about half way through cleaning the door and I would give up for a couple of months. Then a couple weeks ago I was trying yet another Pinterest shower trick that didn’t work when I remembered my toilet cleaning trick. So I sprayed some vinegar on a paper towel and put it on the shower door.
Then a couple weeks ago I was trying yet another Pinterest shower trick that didn’t work when I remembered my toilet cleaning trick. So I sprayed some vinegar on a paper towel and put it on the shower door. It got my shower door clean again with zero scrubbing. So if you need to get your shower door clean again check out the no scrub way to clean your shower door.
You will want to start with a couple of paper towels and a spray bottle full of plain vinegar. Hold the paper towels up to the shower door and carefully spray them with the vinegar. The paper towel will absorb the vinegar and stick to the shower door.
Make sure you completely coat the paper towel with plenty of vinegar. The paper towel will keep the vinegar against the spots on your shower door so they don’t run down and off the door. Let the paper towels sit on the shower door for at least 30 minutes. You can pull back the paper towels to check and see if the stains are gone. If they are just pull off the paper towels and wipe down the door. If they aren’t just put the paper towel back on the spot. You may need to let the paper towel sit for as long as 2 hours.
It was amazing how the spots just completely disappeared and the door was clean without any scrubbing! You can see below the clean spot on the door where I pulled off the paper towel.
If you are in a hurry to get the door cleaned you can coat the whole door with paper towels. I didn’t want to waste many paper towels so I just used the same 2-3 squares and moved them on the shower as I got an area cleaned. You can see below in the before and after all of the hard water stains are gone and the shower door shines! I have the older frosted glass on my door but this would work even better on the new clear glass shower doors!
No longer do you need a bunch of chemicals or scrubbing to clean your shower door. Just a little bit of vinegar, paper towels, and some patience will get your doors shiny again!
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