How to Remove Soap Scum from Glass Shower Door

This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!

This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!
Yesterday, I sought out to remove soap scum from glass shower door and wall in our master bath. I was so tired of seeing that old built of soap scum on the glass. It annoyed me every time I showered. I scoured the web and found so many ways to do it, so I set out to figure out the best way!

Since I now live so far from a store, I was not going back to town to buy extra products, so I decided to try the three methods that I had all the supplies for. In the end, using all three methods resulted in the best final product.

This is a three step process but you can always stop when you are satisfied with your results.

You may need the following supplies (in order of appearance):

This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!

Barkeeper’s friend

This was claimed to be the best way possible to remove soap scum. It makes sense since it’s great to remove dirt in grout, and scum off stainless steel. I love this product and have loved it for a very long time. In the past I used the powder, but this soft cleanser is way easier to work with.

  1. First, squirt the barkeeper’s friend on the glass.
  2. Next, Rub the product with the soft side of the sponge until it completely coats the glass.
  3. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. After you allow it to sit, scrub the product with the rough side of the sponge.
  4. Rinse well with water and squeegee the glass.

This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!
This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!
If you remove all the soap scum, hooray, you can stop here! But I was not satisfied and needed more power! Continue on reading if you are like me and want it completely gone or if you don’t own barkeeper’s friend.

Vinegar solution with Dawn

We are a fan of vinegar and dawn at this house. When all else fails, this solution always cuts out the nasty grime. Mostly because of the acidic properties of vinegar and the grease fighting power of dawn. I have a solution already made up for random cleaning, so I was able to move right into this method to remove soap scum from glass shower door. Again.

  1. First mix 1 part vinegar with 1 part filtered water. I like filtered since it doesn’t contain minerals which create the pesky deposits. Add just a few drops of dawn and mix. 
  2. Spray liberally on shower glass. Once it starts to dry, spray more.
  3. Rub down with dryer cloth. I don’t know why this works, but so many people swear by it. Finish with spraying more vinegar solution all over the glass. 
  4. I sprayed the vinegar solution a couple more times and allowed to dry over night, however, I think it is suffice to allow to sit an hour or so. After allowing to dry once more, rub the glass wall done with a damp cleaning cloth.
  5. When done, rinse completely and squeegee off excess water. I used a dry microfibre cloth to completely dry the glass.
  6. Finally, admire your clean, soap scum free glass wall!

This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!
This tutorial will show you two ways to remove soap scum from glass shower door. It is very easy to get those doors see through once again!

I was very happy with the way the glass turned out. It required more work than I would have like but I think that was because these shower doors are 18 years old. Until our remodel, this is my go to to clean our master shower. 

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