A year and a half ago my husband and I built a brand new master bathroom. We wanted a big shower with a seat and multiple shower heads and of course lots of glass to go along with it. I remember reading a ton of reviews about what type of shower glass to buy. Some people swore by the treated glass that is supposed to be less likely to leave water spots and streaks. Others said that it wasn’t worth the money. Since the added cost was A LOT, I figured I’d go with the standard glass and just make sure to clean it regularly. I’m glad that I did because a year and a half later, my shower glass looks brand new. The picture below is one that I took just before I cleaned it yesterday. You can see that there are some smudges on the glass. It didn’t look horrible but it was definitely time for a cleaning. Keep reading to find out what products and methods I use to keep my shower glass looking brand new.
You’ll need a few products to keep your shower glass clean but don’t worry, they aren’t expensive. I’ve had the same spray bottle of Rain-X since I originally bought it so while it may seem expensive, I bet I won’t need to replace it for another year or more. A little bit goes a long way with this stuff. This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will make a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thanks for the support!
Glass shower door cleaning tips
Here’s what you’ll want to do to keep your shower glass clean and sparkly forever. I’ve broken out the steps by how often you should do them.
1. Daily – squeegee EVERY TIME you shower
If you want your glass to stay clean you will need to squeegee the glass after every single shower use. Don’t skimp on this step, trust me. It sounds horrible, I know. But I promise you that it isn’t too much of a hassle. You’ll find yourself getting into a rhythm and having it finished in no time at all. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when selecting a squeegee that meets your needs. Here are some pointers based on my experience and research.
- If you plan on leaving it in your shower make sure you get a material that doesn’t rust. I read a number of reviews for squeegees where purchasers complained about how they rusted and stained their shower.
- Choose a squeegee that has rubber that extends past the metal frame. If you don’t do this you’ll risk scratching your tile if the side of the squeegee rubs against the tile.
- If you plan to leave the squeegee in the shower I’d suggest getting one that comes with a hanger. It keeps it out of the way and organized.
The one below has worked well for me. Not only is it super inexpensive, but you won’t have issues with rust or scraping your tile. To top it off, it comes with a hanger.
2. Monthly – use window cleaner to clean the glass
Nothing revolutionary here. I just recommend that you use standard glass cleaner to clean your shower glass at least once a month. I like to clean both the inside and outside of the shower glass. Sometimes there is condensation on the outside that drips or at a minimum fingerprints that need removed. Always be careful about drips when using glass cleaner if your shower is natural stone since it can damage sensitive materials such as marble.
3. Monthly – use Rain-X to treat the shower glass
After I clean the shower glass with glass cleaner I apply Rain-X Shower Door Repellent . It has worked really well for me. I follow the directions on the bottle which say to spray some of the liquid onto a small cloth and then apply to the glass in a circular motion. After applying it you’ll probably notice a haze on your glass. It’s totally normal. Just go over it again with a clean cloth and buff it away. This stuff works great at beading up the water and preventing water spots.
That’s it guys. These three steps will keep your shower glass looking spic and span forever. Below is a picture of what my shower glass looks like today – One and a half years after it was installed. If you follow these simple tips your shower glass will look like new as well.