August 10, 2022

How to Clean Glass Shower Doors

Custom glass shower doors truly elevate the look and feel of your bathroom. However, you may not have anticipated the maintenance that comes with this modern-day home upgrade. Water, soap, and shampoo splashes on the glass panels which can leave hard water stains and develop soap residue build-up if not properly maintained or treated.

Below you will find a few recommendations on how to keep your beautiful glass shower door and panels crystal clear, like the day they were installed. 

Bathroom Squeegee 

One of the most effective ways to keep your glass shower free of spots, build-up and mildew is to purchase a squeegee for your bathroom. This method does require persistence, as we recommend to squeegee the glass panels after each time you shower. That said, making this part of your routine will guarantee a clean and clear shower for years to come.

You can find some of the best shower squeegees for under $10 on Amazon that come with a hanging hook that suctions to the wall of your shower for ultimate convenience. 

If you’re looking for foolproof preventive maintenance, this is the option for you.

Homemade Shower Spray

Perhaps you are trying to clean already built-up soap scum and hard water stains and prefer to use a natural alternative to store-bought sprays with harsh chemicals, but don’t want to sacrifice the tough stain-fighting power that products such as Rain-X provide. There are a number of natural shower sprays that you can make at home. Below is one of our favorite daily shower spray recipes:


  • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
    • Replace vinegar with isopropyl alcohol for showers with natural stone surfaces**
  • 1 ½ cup filtered water
  • Several drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)


  • Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle
  • Spray your entire glass shower (including floor)
  • Let the surfaces air dry

This is a wonderful natural and cost effective option that will keep your shower sparkling without the intense fumes that many chemically-filled sprays bring.

Best Shower Spray to Buy

One of the easiest ways to clean your glass shower and prevent stains and grime from building up would be to purchase a commercial shower spray, such as Rain-X for Shower Doors. Products like this offer water repellent coating that can last weeks. The downside to these products are the chemical heavy smells as well as cost, as some sprays can run upwards of $30 per bottle.

Here to Help you Keep your Glass Shower Clean

We love sharing helpful tips to our customers to keep their custom glass showers fresh and like new. We have tested all of these methods and they are proven to clean and prevent hard water stains and help remove soap scum.

If you have any other questions regarding glass maintenance and cleaning, do not hesitate to contact us directly at (630) 232-1200.



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