Tips for cleaning shower glass screens

(28 Posts)
mrsmarzipan Thu 20-Dec-12 17:40:48

The title says it all really! I have tried numerous cleaning products but it just never truly shines, can anyone suggest anything that means I won't hAve to spend ages cleaning it? Cheers :-)

amothersplaceisinthewrong Thu 20-Dec-12 17:43:20

Scrub with lime and grime, rinse, then spray with that Mr Muscle shower shine. WOrks for me.

NorthernNumpty Thu 20-Dec-12 17:44:48

Spray with shower shine after every shower, I like the Method one, smells lovely, clean with a limescale removing cleaner every week.

specialsubject Thu 20-Dec-12 18:04:28

Am indebted to MIL's cleaner for this one.

you will need one of those microfibre cloths, some elbow grease and some glass cleaner. That's it.

if it is a really hard water area, an anti-limescale product might be needed to get rid of the buildup first.

SuzySuzSuz Thu 20-Dec-12 18:22:13

White vinegar in an old spray bottle, use as would a normal cleaning product with gentle scrub then rinse. Leaves glass clear and mark free! Smells while you're doing it (so make sure ventilate) but goes once rinsed.

NotMostPeople Thu 20-Dec-12 18:26:53

Steam cleaner does the job.

nextphase Thu 20-Dec-12 18:27:05

Windolene (that's not spelt right!) glass wipes as the final clean after some a bit tougher to get the soap scum and limescale off, and its fairly dry.

dikkertjedap Thu 20-Dec-12 19:16:31

HG has a whole range for the bathroom including one for shower screens. Lasts for ages and always guaranteed to work. Many professional cleaners use their stuff.

Homebase sells it, otherwise you can get it in hardware stores or internet.

ClareMarriott Thu 20-Dec-12 19:26:46

I use shower gel itself on a scourer thing and it works a treat

lalalonglegs Thu 20-Dec-12 20:00:43

I live in London - the water is virtually solid with lime. I use Viakal and then polish up with diluted vinegar and a microfibre cloth.

SahmOldSameOld Thu 20-Dec-12 21:17:32

Use a squeegee after each shower and after a deep clean with cilit bang. And then a microfibre cloth to finish off any smears.

twentythirteen Thu 20-Dec-12 21:19:02

Any cleaner will be fine, but to keep on top of it you want to use a window scraper thingy after each shower, that way the dingy never builds up. It takes 20 seconds pnce you turn the shower off.

PickledGerkin Thu 20-Dec-12 22:01:43

I was asked how I kept my shower doors clean by the buyer of my last house, she wrote it all down <preen>

Squeegee after every use, and dry with an e cloth. Job done. I used Ecover limescale remover if any limescale appeared.

To be fair for viewings I even dried out the shower tray.

Professional window cleaners use pretty much fairy liquid and a product to keep the suds down, I asked a few I saw cleaning the huge windows of shops and my own window cleaner.

tethersjinglebellend Thu 20-Dec-12 22:14:33

Limescale remover and the rough side of a sponge, then dry off and polish with glass cleaner- vertical strokes on one side, horizontal on the other so if you see a smear you can tell what side it's on.

Wingedharpy Fri 21-Dec-12 00:07:22

I'm another that advocates drying the glass/tiles/shower after every use to stop the build up once you've got it clean.
DH is now trained in the art of daily squeegeeing and I also polish the whole thing with a magic modern version of a chamois which I bought off the internet and can provide links to (I think!) if you're interested.

paneer Fri 21-Dec-12 00:09:20

Another Londoner that's an HG limescale fan

fussychica Fri 21-Dec-12 13:51:34

Agree with pickled and others. Once you've got it completely clean just squeegey off completely after every use and it will stay clean & shiney.

I do the same as gherkin and that works well but I'm in a soft water area!

Hermionewastherealhero Fri 21-Dec-12 14:38:22

Steam cleaner here

iMe Fri 21-Dec-12 17:12:05

Viakal is MAGICAL stuff.

zlist Fri 21-Dec-12 18:08:59

I used a kitchen sponge scourer and cif. I do it when I am in the shower. Rinse. Dry using a microfibre glass cloth.

mrsmarzipan Sun 23-Dec-12 13:31:31

Great thanks will give all those a go and see which one works for me! Will have to train dh to use the squeegee tho grin. Have tried Cilit bang before but hate the smell.

SahmOldSameOld Mon 24-Dec-12 13:25:50

If you squeegee after every shower you should be ok using something less whiffy than Cilit when you do a cleansmile

Abra1d Mon 24-Dec-12 13:28:24

Viakal is good.

I am now a fan of these two products from Lakeland:

http://www.lakeland.co.uk/2298/Clean-Shower
http://www.lakeland.co.uk/21013/Scrub-Free

They are the best I have found.

And YES, to daily squeegying. But try getting the members of my family to do it. Sigh.

Abra1d Mon 24-Dec-12 13:28:38

Viakal is good.

I am now a fan of these two products from Lakeland:

www.lakeland.co.uk/2298/Clean-Shower
www.lakeland.co.uk/21013/Scrub-Free

They are the best I have found.

And YES, to daily squeegying. But try getting the members of my family to do it. Sigh.

tricot39 Tue 25-Dec-12 00:07:33

Another vote for microfibre cloths. Even with limescale the 2 pack system makes for effortless shine. I actually enjoy doing the screen now when i used to avoid it. You can buff taps too. Needs minimal product. Wilcos sell them for a couple of quid. One cloth is used damp and has a towelling texture. The other is smooth and is used dry. Brilliant!

gobbin Tue 25-Dec-12 12:42:05

Ordinary white vinegar in a spray bottle. Use with a paste made from bicarbonate of soda. Once clean dry off with tumble drier sheet.

I used this to get a heavily-soiled glass screen clean. Biggest difference after was not using soap in the shower but using only shower gel. Also use a daily shower spray. No issues with build up.

Avoid Cillit Bang. It ruined my respatex wetwall (bleached it)

Northey Tue 25-Dec-12 12:47:25

If you're in a proper hard water area, don't fanny around with anything gentle or natural to get rid of what's already there. You need killer stuff. Viakal or HG Limescale work. As do, I was surprised to discover in an emergency, Shiny Sinks and Hob Brite.

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