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How to clean a glass shower screen?

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oldfatandtired1 Thu 14-Apr-16 21:23:02

Recently moved house and have a glass shower screen for the first time. No matter how hard I try, I can't get rid of all the soap marks. Any ideas? I'm in a hard water area.

HolaWeenie Thu 14-Apr-16 21:24:31

Window cleaner spray and a good scrubbing. Then when it's clean just use a squeegee after showers to keep it looking good.

HelenF35 Thu 14-Apr-16 21:26:38

White vinegar and water mixed 50/50 in a spray bottle with a decent squirt of washing up liquid.

DurhamDurham Thu 14-Apr-16 21:41:52

I use the daily shower spray after every shower, I've used it for years and really does stop the build up of soap/grime/water marks.......I never have less than half a bottle in the house. Doesn't matter which brand as they all seem the same to me, Aldi's own brand is just as good as Mr Muscle.

Out2pasture Thu 14-Apr-16 21:46:13

the car window wash solution. really inexpensive.

SirChenjin Thu 14-Apr-16 21:47:42

Magic eraser - or a Karcher window vac.

Seeyounearertime Thu 14-Apr-16 21:50:02

Second for white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

Then rinse with shower when you're done and use a squeegee.

Look how happy the woman is using her squeegee, wow.

WhispersOfWickedness Thu 14-Apr-16 21:50:16

Viakal spray on limescale remover to get rid of the build up (you will have to leave it on for a while to get it all off), and then daily shower spray and squeegee it for maintenance.

Wolfiefan Thu 14-Apr-16 21:51:17

I bought a set of two cloths in Lakeland. Wet one and scrub. Then dry with other. Magic.

80sMum Thu 14-Apr-16 21:54:51

The only way to keep it looking good is to completely dry it after every use. I use a window squeegee and then a towel. I recommend you dry all the taps handles etc with a towel as well, every time the shower is used.

It might seem like a bit of a faff, but it only takes a minute and it saves hours of cleaning.

80sMum Thu 14-Apr-16 21:57:06

Forgot to add, if you simply dry it each time, you won't need to use any chemicals on it at all. I have had my shower since 2009 and have never needed to use a chemical cleaner on the glass.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Thu 14-Apr-16 22:00:05

In the end I used Cillit Bang limescale remover. It really worked but I felt awful about what it might do to the planet.

oldfatandtired1 Thu 14-Apr-16 22:15:10

Oh, so many good tips, thanks all! Will give them a go and report back!

Eminado Thu 14-Apr-16 22:18:11


willhazboz Thu 14-Apr-16 23:26:52

Second cillit bang limescale remover. Then I scrubbed it after it had been in for a few hours. Then water and vinegar and a squeegee. Now I just squeegee after every shower and use water and vinegar when cleaning the bathroom. It's stayed perfect so far!

CodyKing Thu 14-Apr-16 23:29:33

Window vac grin

pinkcan Thu 14-Apr-16 23:37:08

HG limescale remover from Lakeland.

It's not so bad for the environment and it's not as harsh as cillit bang, which can also be more damaging to your bathroom.

Twowrongsdontmakearight Fri 15-Apr-16 19:23:49

pinkcan. I'll try that too. Hopefully I'll feel less guilty.

HooseRice Fri 15-Apr-16 19:24:50

I use Cif cream on mine.

yumyumpoppycat Fri 15-Apr-16 19:27:42

my shower screen instructions said to use diluted vinegar once a fortnight and to dry it with squeegee and an ecloth after every use. I dont keep on top of it enough which I regret.

BertieBotts Fri 15-Apr-16 19:31:17

You need some kind of acid or an anti limescale spray. Soak paper towels with the spray and stick them to the glass. Leave for an hour or two, then wipe it all off, throw away the towels and clean with a normal glass cleaner.

Afterwards if you can get some kind of wax finish like people use for cars, that helps prevent water from drying on it in the first place!

member Fri 15-Apr-16 19:34:47

Or you may discover after trying all these (and more) that some marks just will not shift and have basically etched into the glass sad

SavoyCabbage Fri 15-Apr-16 19:36:35

I use the old fashioned Jif or whatever they call it now. It's like magic.

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