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How to Clean Soap Scum Off Shower Doors

Who else thinks soap scum is the enemy of all homeowners?
This past weekend I decided to put my cleaning plan into action and eliminate the haze on my shower doors that's from soap & hard water. I used the safe combination of baking soda and white vinegar to remove the soap scum. Then I applied Rain-X to the shower door glass to prevent this from happening again, or at the very least stop me from having to clean the doors as frequently.
I wanted to share this process because it worked better than I thought it would. You can view the blog post I put together at
If you don't do anything else you should view the video. Not only does it walk you through everything I did it shows you one crucial action I forgot to take-comb my hair before filming! But I don't mind embarrassing myself for the Hometalk community.
Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty: Easy
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  • how to clean soap scum off shower doors, cleaning tips, doors
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  • Michelle Drozdibob

    Here is a simple enough solution: as soon as you finish drying off after you shower, dry the walls of the shower with the used bath towel. It is the water that stays on the doors, rim and walls of the shower that causes the mess. My home is 16 years

    • Lyndi F
      Lyndi F Reidsville, NC

      Yep, this is what I do, too. I just use a different towel (one I don't use for bathing). My shower is 12 yrs old, and like yours, looks brand new.

  • Michelle Drozdibob

    I use the one I have just toweled off with, as it is still able to absorb water. I only use a towel once for after shower, weird that way...

  • Michelle Drozdibob

    I can't convince anyone that this is the easiest method to keep a shower clean. It's like a personal crusade but no takers.

  • Ssross48

    I use shampoo and a Dobie pad to clean glass shower doors. Do it regularly to keep scum from accumulating. Any bargain shampoo is fine.

  • Swinnen Lisette

    If you have showers with the paint stripes on the inside of the shower, champoo and douche gel will attack that paint. It comes off bit by bit. Like you said it it a personal crusade and no followers to wipe off the screen after showering. I have