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Tips for Removing Soap Scum From Shower Screens

Tips for Removing Soap Scum From Shower Screens
  • admin
  • Jul 25 2018

We all love bathroom shower screens and glass doors for the modern elegance they add to our bathrooms. But with shower screens comes grime, mineral deposits, and unsightly soap scum buildup. And while bathroom clean-up chores can be a tad bit boring, we cannot just let the soap scum hang there as it can be a sour sight to the eye. So how do you remove soap scum from your bathroom glass doors to keep them looking great? You can hire a reliable cleaning company in Newcastle to help you out. They have the adequate cleaning tools and techniques to get the best results.

But if you wish to perform the job yourself, here are some useful and simple tips to help remove soap scum from shower screens.

Use the Right Glass Cleaning Equipment: Squeegee

A squeegee can be very effective in removing soap scum from bathroom glass screen as a finishing step. This tool ensures no watermarks or soap are left when your glass dries. This equipment can be purchased from any local DIY store or supermarket in Newcastle.

After adequately rinsing your shower screens, use the squeegee to remove any excess water from the surface and allow your screen to dry relatively smudge free.

Use the Right Glass Cleaning Products

If you opt to use a commercial cleaning product, before applying it all over your bathroom shower screen, we highly advise you to test it on a discrete spot beforehand. Also, it is better to use natural cleaners for all the cleaning jobs in your home and save the environment from further depletion.

Laundry detergent

Mix your laundry powder in a small amount of to form a thick paste. Apply the paste to the screen using a soft cloth, and scrub gently as you go. Just like any commercial product, the mixture can be abrasive. Once you are done removing the soap scum, give the glass screen a good final rinse as laundry detergent tends to create a lot of foam. Use a squeegee to dry it.


Mix 1-part vinegar, 1-part water and 1-part grease-cutting dish soap in a spray bottle. Spray your glass door with the mixture and allow it to set in and drip back into your bathroom. After about 20 to30 minutes, scrub the surface of your glass door to remove the scum. Rinse your glass door with clean water and then dry it thoroughly.


Start by wearing protective rubber gloves and ventilate the bathroom by opening all doors and windows. Mix 1 part ammonia with three parts water in a spray bottle. Spray your glass doors to mist the soap scum area.

Leave it for a short while to soak in and then while the surface is still wet, use a coarse scrub to loosen and remove the scum. Once done removing all the cum, rinse the glass door with clean water to remove all the ammonia solution and then dry it thoroughly.

Baking Soda & Borax

Both borax and baking soda are naturally adhesive, which makes them great cleaners. Mix both products with water to form a thick paste.

Use a damp sponge to apply the paste over the surface of the glass to loosen the soap scum. Rinse your glass door with clean water and dry it thoroughly.

Bicarbonate of Soda and White Vinegar

Start by dampening a clean microfiber cleaning cloth. Put the white vinegar into a spraying bottle and spray it onto the glass shower door. Dip the damp cloth into a small amount of bicarb of soda and apply it directly to the vinegar are on the glass door in circular motions.

As you apply it, you will notice that it will fizz. Keep going until the fizzing stops and then reapply to the rest of the screen. Rinse the glass door with clean, warm water and then dry it completely.

Lemon Juice and Salt

This tip is especially important for people whose glass shower door is made up of metal as it does not corrode with the metal to form rust and those who live in areas in Newcastle with hard water.

When rust forms on your glass shower, it leaves it looking old and dirty. To form a thick paste, mix two tablespoons of salt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. You can use an old toothbrush to apply the paste on your shower glass screen.

Use a clean cloth to scrub off the soap scam. In case of any rust on your frame, use the same mixture to remove it. Just applies it on the rusty areas, let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off with clean, warm water.

Wrapping Up

Cleaning your shower screens will not be a tough job if you apply these simple tips. But if you are at the end of the lease, or need a spotless bathroom, engaging a reliable and experienced end of lease cleaning company, like Bond Cleaning in Newcastle is the best option. They have the latest techniques and equipment to give you the best results.