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5 Tips for Cleaning Shower Screens

There’s nothing more relaxing than stepping into a steamy shower and washing away your stress. But when you look over and see cloudy soap scum on your shower screens, that’s bound to put you in a bad mood. Shower screens are also notoriously tricky to clean and keep clean. We’ve compiled a list of 5 tips for cleaning your shower screens. Whether you’re a cleaning guru or a novice, you’re sure to learn something.

1. Use Super Fine Stainless Steel Wool & Eucalyptus Oil

Regular stainless steel might cause tiny scratches on glass which will ultimately make the glass less shiny, as well as allowing more soap scum to build up. Using a super fine (grade 0000) stainless steel wool will scrub away soap scum quickly and easily without scratching.

2. Eucalyptus Oil to Cut through Soap Scum

If the soap scum has been there for a long time and is too adhered to be removed by stainless steel alone, then applying some eucalyptus oil to the glass will help to break the scum down and made removing it easier. It also has a pleasant smell, which can be a great benefit. It’s an essential oil, so poses little threat from toxic chemicals and is safe to be washed away.

3. Sprays or Wraps to Repel Moisture

There are commercial sprays available that can repel water from your shower door, keeping mould, soap scum and hard water stains away with it. There are also wraps that can be applied to the surface of the glass to keep water off of it. Some reports are that the sprays can be time-consuming and tricky to apply, but considering it can stop you from needing to clean the shower door for 6 months(!), it seems worthwhile.

4. Use a Razor Blade (Carefully!)

If your buildup is very thick and hard to remove, then there’s no need to keep scrubbing and scrubbing. You can invest in a tool that holds a razor blade at the correct angle and then carefully scrape the scum off without damaging the glass. This can be a bit dangerous if not done correctly, but if you’re careful the results are amazing and easy.


Prevention is always better than cure. If you’re tired of cleaning all the time, and you can get everyone in your household on board, then there are ways to stop the grime in its’ tracks. The first step is to use a squeegee to remove as much water as possible from the glass and taking any soap or minerals with it. Afterwards, applying a spray of alcohol, tea tree oil and water to the glass’ surface will further dry and clean the glass, with an added deodorising effect.

For more tips and tricks, Southern Cross Windows is here for all your glass and window needs. Keep your shower clean and step in, stress-free.

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