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How to clean a shower screen

Written by Stephen Sharp on September 3, 2019

Shower screens look smart, luxurious and keep a bathroom looking in pristine condition. However, that’s only true if you keep it clean. Yet if you don’t keep on top of regular cleaning you can quickly feel like you’re fighting a losing battle against the grime.

It’s always easy to keep a shower screen clean by using a squeegee to wipe away the drips after each shower. This dries the screen and prevents the build-up of gunk. However, even if you’ve not been a regular shower screen cleaner, and now have a murky screen to contend with, you can fix it quite easily without the need to throw it out and start again.

These are the steps to get a grimy shower screen looking crystal clear once more.

Shower screen cleaning steps:

  1. If possible, remove the seal at the bottom of the screen. You can wash this separately in warm soapy water before replacing it once you have cleaned the screen. Many simply pop, or slide, off.
  2. Secure the screen at its most open so that you can apply a small amount of pressure to the inside of the screen whilst cleaning.
  3. Using a window cleaning spray solution, or a homemade solution of vinegar mixed with warm water, liberally spray the inside of the shower screen.
  4. Using a circular motion with a cotton cloth, tea towel or kitchen towel, wipe the shower screen until it is completely dry and free from smears. You may prefer to use a squeegee for a professional finish.

Repeat the process for the outside of the shower screen.

If the screen is particularly dirty

If the screen is particularly grimy you may want to precede step 3 by using warm water and washing up liquid to sponge off the majority of the grime. Use a circular motion and dry the screen before moving on to step 3.

If even this is not sufficient then we recommend soaking sheets of kitchen towel in distilled vinegar and applying these to the entirety of the screen. You can leave them in place for a few hours. This will loosen the grime and lime scale making it easy to achieve a perfect shine. Once you remove the sheets follow the other steps above.

Do it yourself

Once you’ve followed the advice above we highly recommend using a squeegee (like a window cleaner!) after each shower. The grime builds up because of the water drips drying on the screen. However, if you don’t get time don’t worry, simply return to the steps above and you’ll be able to keep the shower screen sparkling.