Month: February 2022

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Dirty shower doors








At Janssen Glass, we’re experts when it comes to measuring and installing glass shower doors. From framed to semi-frameless to frameless, we can make your bathroom look amazing with custom glass shower doors. Since we deal with shower doors every day, it makes sense that we know a few other things like how to clean them and how to keep them clean. There are several ways to clean glass shower doors. The one you choose will depend on how bad your shower doors are. Luckily, they’re all fairly easy and inexpensive. Plus, we’ll throw in a way to keep them clean for months at a time.

Light Water Spots – Lemon Juice & Water

For light water spots, a simple solution of lemon juice and water usually does the trick. The acidity in the lemon juice will work to remove the hard water and soap scum. 

Items Needed 

  • 3 Lemons
  • 1 C Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels or microfiber cloth

Mix the juice of three lemons with a cup of water. Spray on shower doors. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Rinse surfaces thoroughly. Wipe dry with paper towels or a microfiber (lint-free) cloth.

Medium Water Spots – Vinegar & Water 

The most popular way is to use vinegar and water. Just like the lemons that smell nice, the acidity in the vinegar will cut through the dirt and grime of the soap scum mixture – but vinegar will be a bit stronger and won’t smell quite as nice. 

Items Needed 

  • 1C Vinegar
  • 1C Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels or microfiber towel

Mix equal parts of water and vinegar. Spray on shower doors. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Rinse surfaces thoroughly. Wipe dry with paper towels or a microfiber cloth.

Tough Water Spots – Vinegar & Baking Soda

If you have tough spots, they may require a little scrubbing. Use vinegar and baking soda. While the vinegar uses a chemical component, the baking soda gives it some abrasive power. Together, they will cut through the soap scum and anything else on the shower doors. 

Items Needed 

  • 1C Vinegar
  • Small bowl
  • ½ C Baking soda
  • Paper towels or microfiber towel

Put baking soda in a small container and add enough vinegar to form a paste (it will fizz). Dip the sponge into the mixture and use the paste to scrub the shower doors. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. 

Option 2: Ceramic or Glass Top Stove Cleaner

If you’re just not fond of the smell of vinegar, (and we get it). Try using stove top cleaner on the glass shower doors. Squirt it on and rub it with a cloth or sponge. The glass stove top cleaner acts as an abrasive like the baking soda and is designed to not scratch the glass. Rinse thoroughly and dry with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. 

Items Needed 

  • Ceramic or glass stove top cleaner
  • Paper towels or microfiber towel

How to Keep Water Stains at Bay

If you’re sick of cleaning your shower doors or using a squeegee after every shower, try adding some Rain-X windshield treatment after they’re clean. It is designed to create a film that repels water and will help keep the soap scum from adhering to the glass. Simply spray or squirt it on the glass and wipe it off with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. Buff till dry. Water will bead up and run off. The effects should last about three months. TIP – to remove Rain-X, use good ol’ vinegar and water.  

Shower Door Experts

At Janssen Glass, we’re shower door experts. From sliding doors to swinging doors to door and panel enclosures, framed or frameless, we’ve got the glass. In fact, we have over 20 glass patterns to choose from. Visit our shower door photo gallery for inspiration. We can even create a sealed steam room for the ultimate in relaxation. Give us a call and we’ll measure, create and install your new glass shower doors.

If you need help replacing your old shower doors, designing a new shower, or remodeling your bathroom, give us a call at (913) 677-5727 or (816) 472-5330 or contact us online.