Asked on Nov 24, 2015

What is the best way to keep my glass shower doors clean?

Lisa LanePatricia FlynnWet & Forget


My husband just remodeled our bathroom and we have the most gorgeous glass shower now. We have been using a squigee every time we shower to try and keep it spot free but we are losing the battle. I wanted to ask for help here since I am sure someone has a great tip to help me! If you have any suggestions as to how I can keep the glass clean longer, please let me know. I have added photos for reference. Thanks​ everyone!
We put in a 36 inch wide door since this will be our "last house" we wanted to make it wheelchair accessible.
We later added a teak fold down seat which helps alot too! You can see we have alot of glass to keep clean, lol.
35 answers
  • The Redesign Habit
    on Nov 24, 2015

    The first tip of course is to clean the glass regularly. After it's clean, rub a little lemon oil on glass. It will help the water bead and roll right off and helps prevent scum from building up.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on Nov 24, 2015

    I use white vinegar and water with paper tpwel.

  • Sam Mcgee
    on Nov 24, 2015

    put a squeegy in there and wipe it down after every shower. Only takes a couple minutes but it really helps.

  • Brenda
    on Nov 24, 2015


  • Sandy cox
    on Nov 24, 2015

    Clean with vinegar and water wipe with paper towel. I then use a wax I use on my vehicle.let it almost dry, then wipe off like you would with your vehicle. Water beads off.

  • Mary Wilson
    on Nov 24, 2015

    I wipe mine down with the towel used to dry with, it stays pretty clean, even my husband does it.

  • Barb
    on Nov 24, 2015

    We have a bathroom downstairs with a large glass door. We have 1 1/2 baths upstairs so I don't allow anyone to shower down stairs. There is a sink and toilet they can use, however. Ok, my solution isn't the greatest but I just wanted to take the time to tell people how much work that kind of a shower door is. They look pretty in the showroom but are a pain to keep clean!

  • Lagree Wyndham
    on Nov 24, 2015

    Car Wax

  • Sarah A. Victory
    on Nov 24, 2015

    My husband and I always rinsed the shower and used a squeegee to remove the rest of the water. Wiping down w/your bath towel after a shower like another person mentioned also works well and I have done that, also. As long as that is done on a regular basis your glass shower stays beautiful. It is a great help to train one's children to do this also. Easier said than done--I know! :)

  • Patricia Cushing
    on Nov 24, 2015

    a silicone based car wax. Put on let it haze over and buff off. I do it a few times a year. Then dry it off with you towel after you are done drying you.

  • CK
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Well I found a very "accidental" way to help reduce spots on glass shower doors. I accidentally splashed some hair conditioner on my door. When I wiped off the water after the shower I noticed that all the spots were gone in that area! So later I cleaned the entire glass door, then put a small "coating" of hair condioner on it, rinsed and wiped dry. Surprisingly the glass stayed spot free for many showers! BTW it wasn't any high end conditioner. You could try this and if it works, great! If not, you just wash it off till the glass till it's 'clean' again.

    • Colleen
      on Nov 25, 2015

      The same thing happens if you wipe down the glass with with dryer sheets. Dissolves spots and keeps them from coming back as quickly. Maybe it's the silicones?

  • Vicki at Entri Ways
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Me Clean magic erasers are the easiest way to clean soap scum in a shower.

  • Hope Williams
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Just squeegee dry after every shower. It will work wonders. Secondly, stay away from bar soap! It contains the waxy substance that makes them scummy! Easy peasy!

  • Patty
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Clean the glass first and then use Turtle Wax for autos. Let easy get a haze and I use a drill with a buffing attachment and buff the glass,,dry your glass after shower with paper towels and do this every three months,,works great. By the way, I learned this from some campers, we had a Motor Coach and it really worked well,,been doing this for 16 years. Good Luck!!!

  • Joe Howell
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Aquapel, it's like Rain-Ex for shower doors

  • Gale
    on Nov 25, 2015

    I take a spray bottle fill it half with Dawn dish soap & half with white vinegar Every couple of months I'll spray down and take a scrub to it, the water stain come right off!

  • Kreeta Haffner
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Use a microfiber cloth

  • Sylvia
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Gale is RIGHT .. and it's cheaper toooo !!!!! Dawn & vinegar !!!

  • Tanya
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Gale is right on the money. I keep a spray bottle of white vinea Ned dawn, the original blue. 50/50. I use a scratch pad for this. Takes it right off.

  • Ann
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Rain X was the best, follow directions. You will need to redo the glass every couple of months.

  • Jewellmartin
    on Nov 25, 2015

    When we moved into our house with a similar shower, which we love, my frien Jenny told me to buy a hard plastic squeegy thing from the auto parts store, and use it after every shower. Ten years later, the glass still looks perfect. Once a year, I use foaming bubbles on the glass, just because i feel I should. Now the soap scum on the tile and floor, I do what your others readers do.

  • Cindy Wheeler
    on Nov 25, 2015

    The best way to keep the glass spotless is to squeegy the glass then towel dry. They glass, walls and shower pan will stay clean and new looking forever. Mine are 15 years old and spotless. It takes some time to get into the habit but worth it.

    • Sheri Gomez
      on Nov 25, 2015

      @Cindy Wheeler Thanks Cindy! We had been doing ok until my hubby needed surgery and couldn't lift his arms, LOL, I am taking care of him til he's better and I let it get away from me being so overloaded right now...I will start all over again and your post gives me hope, Thanks!!

  • Linda
    on Nov 25, 2015

    I have used a thin coat of lemon oil after weekly cleaning. It's natural and it smells good. Just remember a thin coat.

  • Sue
    on Nov 25, 2015

    I keep an extra hand towel draped over the glass and use it to wipe off the glass after every shower. 10 years later and I've yet to have to scrub my glass.

  • C
    on Nov 25, 2015

    I just read a solution for this yesterday on pinterest, so your timing is perfect - hope I can post the link here. You only need to do this twice per year using "Clean-X Invisible Glass Shield protector 2000" product, along with using a squeegy like you've been doing. Also a microfiber cloth work great too.

  • Robin
    on Nov 26, 2015

    I had well-water which would normally leave a rust color stain (along with soap scum) I spray rain X on it and never once did it build up with soap scum or rust color. et it dry over night.

  • Snapoutofit
    on Dec 2, 2015

    I have heard to use body wash instead of bar soap; it won't scum up the doors.

  • Annie
    on Dec 5, 2015

    Hi, I use a magic sponge that can be purchased from any supermarket cleaning aisle. They also gets rid of scuff marks on floor tiles and walls.

  • Sheri Gomez
    on Dec 14, 2015

    AAHH!! I don't seem to have any luck with the vinegar and water but I don't know the "ratio" to use either...I'm not sure if it was 50/50 and I can't seem to find it in these posts, I thought it was in here..I didn't want to use too much vinegar so I just put 1/4cup of it in a spray bottle and it isn't removing the spots so I still need help. If anyone knows how much vinegar to use or any other way to remove the spots??? Thanks!

    • Tanya
      on Dec 16, 2015

      Hey Sheri, I use vinegar and the original blue dawn. 50/50. Oi pour it into a spray bottle and just go at it. I recently lived in a house on well water. My toilet and tub, along with all the tile surround were this nasty, gross and disgusting dark brown stains. I spray this on just about anything, from the kitchen to the bath and anything in between. It works. You can give it a try, I hope it helps.

  • Sheri Gomez
    on Dec 16, 2015

    Yeah, thanks Tanya...our shower is new so it wasn't that bad. It turns out I just wasn't using enough vinegar AND not enough elbow grease, LOL, my hubby got in there and cleaned it all off without a problem. It really stunk after he finished with the vinegar that's for sure!

  • Sheri Gomez
    on Dec 16, 2015

    Lots more white vinegar and a strong husband, that's what worked for me, LOL, he is a Master Plumber so he has alot more upper body strength than I do.

    • Tanya
      on Dec 17, 2015

      Hehe, they do come in handy at times, huh? It does stink, but lord it's so much better than the commercial stuff I was buying. Glad it worked for you v

  • Wet & Forget
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Hi Sheri, a great product to use weekly is wet and forget shower. This product helps to prevent the build up of soap scum, grime, and oils. It also cleans mold and mildew. It is easy to use by just spraying once a week. To learn more here is a link to the website:

  • Patricia Flynn
    on Jul 13, 2016

    I use Rain-X after cleaning the glass, the water just beads and does not leave spots, you can buy it in the automotive section of any Wal-Mart or Target etc. You do not need to clean shower glass so often when you use it

  • Lisa Lane
    on Feb 6, 2019

    I use a foaming bleach cleaner and rinse with a Rinseroo (works great and makes you not dread cleaning the shower). The key is to clean it often.

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