The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in any household, and in the shower especially, there are many opportunities for liquids to splash up on the walls and floors, leaving the screen an unsightly mess if you do not clean it regularly.
In this article, we explore how to properly clean your shower screens, so they always look amazing!
Cleaning Tools & Materials Required
Before you start, prepare your:
- Source of warm & cool water
- Bi-carbonate soda & vinegar OR dishwashing detergent mixture
- Microfibre cloth
- Cleaning cloth or brush
- Spray bottle
Step 1: Prepare Cleaning Solutions
To get started, you want to run hot water over the screen in order to warm the glass and make it easier to clean. Next, decide whether you want to use a mixture of bicarbonate soda & vinegar, or dishwashing detergent to clean your glass. The former option will provide a deeper clean (although possibly leave a strong residual smell), otherwise, you can choose whatever you have readily available.
Step 2: Apply Cleaning Solutions
Creating a solution of detergent, begin to scrub the shower screen using a liberal amount of water and your cleaning cloth or brush. Rinse when completed using cool water.
Alternatively, scrub the shower screen with your supply of bi-carb soda, but do not rinse. Instead, apply a spray of vinegar over the surface of the residual bi-carb, followed by a full rinse with cool water.
Step 3: Remove Cleaning Solutions
Take a squeegee and start at the top corner going downwards in smooth motions towards the bottom corner of the screen. Make sure there is no excess liquid sitting on top of the screen by pulling the squeegee upwards when done so it doesn’t drip everywhere when not being used.
Use a microfibre cloth to clean up leftover drops or streaks. Try not to dry it too harshly as the cloth is very delicate and can be ruined if done too roughly. Repeat this step if necessary.
Also, run the edge of the squeegee along the bottom side of screens to remove any residue or small particles not caught by the microfibre cloth. This step ensures your walls do not become spotted with leftover soap/cleaner solution particles, maintaining the look of the bathroom!