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Tips for Getting Your Shower Clean + Giveaway

How on EARTH do you get your shower clean?!? When we designed our bathroom in February of this year we were pretty excited to be able to fit in a separate shower cubicle rather than having it over the bath.

It makes our bathroom look very modern (if you look past the currently purple walls – thats a whole other story) and I thought it would make my life a lot easier for bathing Piglet rather than having shower screens to contend with. We were thrilled with the design – but now I can’t work out how to get the damn shower clean!

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Through the remodel process our bathroom has taken a bit of a battering. After the shower was installed there was a fair amount more work that was still to be carried out. That meant that before we even got in to use it the shower was filthy.

I feel like I’ve tried everything – EVERYTHING – to get it clean. The rest of the room is sparkling, but no matter what I do the shower cubicle has water marks on it.

I started with the standard cleaning products, because thats what I’ve always used in the past. They did nothing, if anything I actually think they made it look worse. I thought I totally had a secret weapon up my sleeve – my Steam Cleaner. That bad boy sails through the cleaning in the kitchen so I didn’t doubt it would do the trick.

Well I was wrong. As far as I could see the steam cleaner merely served to bake on and water marks as opposed to make any difference in helping me remove them (the rest of the bathroom is squeaky clean thanks to it though!).

Steam cleaner ditched, I moved on to window cleaner. I was hoping that the vinegar would help the issue. It did…… a bit. The shower now looks clean from a distance, but once you walk up to it the water marks are obvious.

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Driving. Me. Crazy.

The rest of the bathroom is complete now, and I’ve been loving the option of having a bath….. on the odd occasion Piglet lets me. To celebrate that I have a Β£10 gift voucher to give away in exchange for your tips for getting your shower clean!

So leave them in the comments – hopefully one will do the trick!

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109 Comments


  1. // Reply

    We don’t have that kind of shower anymore, but when we did we used a window cleaning thingy like a rubber scraper. That did the trick! #PicknMix


  2. // Reply

    i use glass cleaner on mine x


  3. // Reply

    I use white wine vinegar mixed with water, i buff it u with a towel, works a treat


  4. // Reply

    I use shower cleaner spray and a scraper, thanks.x


  5. // Reply

    a decent glass cleaner and newspaper to buff


  6. // Reply

    I can get the walls and door sparking but the floor is a different story…doesn’t help that they grout is an off white color so it always looks dingy!

    #picknmix


  7. // Reply

    Staight after showering we spray with shower cleaner which kinda takes the work out of it, stopping grime and smears, every couple of weeks i give it a wipe down with bathroom cleaner and its sparkling x


    1. // Reply

      I use a shower cleaner every time…. unfortunately my husband doesn’t ?


  8. // Reply

    I use a shower cleaner spray and a sponge.


  9. // Reply

    Glass cleaner and a window blade


  10. // Reply

    We don’t have a shower so I don’t have that problem


  11. // Reply

    I use a rubber scraper and then use a window cleaner once a week too


  12. // Reply

    glass cleaner and a window scraper thing


  13. // Reply

    I wash with soapy water and use my Karcher window vac to dry it streak free


  14. // Reply

    I spray a solution of bleach and water, leave for a few minutes then give it a good scrub and rinse


  15. // Reply

    I spray mine with flash and then wipe it down, I’ve never managed to get it as sparkling as new though!


  16. // Reply

    A spray with a limescale cleaner, wiped over, left for a few minutes and then rinsed off usually sorts out stubborn water and soap marks


  17. // Reply

    I use glass cleaner with vinegar


  18. // Reply

    I use Viakal, it’s really good at getting off all water marks, And makes it look clean and shiny


  19. // Reply

    I’m an old fashioned vinegar/water and dry-off with newspaper gal.


  20. // Reply

    I use a shower spray and a little scraper window thingy lol, no idea what they are called πŸ™‚


  21. // Reply

    A shower cleaner πŸ™‚


  22. // Reply

    I use a nylon scourer and glass cleaner


  23. // Reply

    We don’t have one (yet), but I am planning to use a window squeegee.


  24. // Reply

    with a shop bought cleaner


  25. // Reply

    White vinegar spray! works on glass really well!


  26. // Reply

    I use flash bathroom cleaner


  27. // Reply

    Bleach, a sponge, & a good old toothbrush.


    1. // Reply

      I hadn’t realised how hard it would be when we chose it!


  28. // Reply

    I use glass cleaner, but it never gets it quite as clean as I’d like.


    1. // Reply

      Thats exactly the problem I’m having!


  29. // Reply

    I thought this was going to be a blog full of tips on how to get a clean shower! I’ve read the comments and have some ideas, but like you, struggle to get that lovely finish. I think an old toothbrush is essential, as showers are rather annoyingly full of crevices! I’ll keep following this thread πŸ™‚ Alison x #BigPinkLink


    1. // Reply

      Haha sorry! Got you to come in and read though didn’t it πŸ˜‰


  30. // Reply

    I am so rubbish at housework I reckon you would be the one to give me tips! So I can’t help you here. Did you google it? Maybe some people have the magic trick? Worth a try. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.


    1. // Reply

      Yep had a google but didn’t get an answer for something that worked! It’s driving me mad


  31. // Reply

    We have a water filter built into the shower head to reduce the calcium deposits on the glass. We also have a squeegee (unsure of spelling!) that we use to wipe the glass dry after every shower. I then can just clean it with vinegar or window spray BUT in my old house without the filter and when we were too lazy to squeegee it, I used CLR (calcium,line,rust) spray. Today at a property manager conference I was told drain cleaner works but I would be worried that would stain the tiles. #twinklytuesdays


    1. // Reply

      Oh wow I didn’t realise you could get a filter built into the shower! I think I would be wary of drain cleaner too


  32. // Reply

    Glass cleaner and a sponge


    1. // Reply

      We have one of those – but our shower cubicle is curved so I don’t think it would work on that!


    1. // Reply

      The getting in it is the worst – especially if its recently been used so it’s all wet


    1. // Reply

      Our bath goes wall to wall too, but we put the shower in front and just sort of shoe-horned it all in. We were quite restricted with the sloping roof though!


  33. // Reply

    White vinegar and elbow grease


  34. // Reply

    I wish I had a magical answer to give you, but unfortunately I don’t! Lots of people seem to be going for glass cleaner or vinegar though, so that looks like the way forward. Our glass shower screen is in need of some attention, so I might have to try those 2 options and see what works best for us! x #KCACOLS


  35. // Reply

    Cut a potato in half then dip in baking soda and rub on glass. Use clean cloth to remove deposits. jo #KCACOLS


    1. // Reply

      Oh wow I would never have thought of that!


  36. // Reply

    glass cleaner and kitchen towel to wipe dry


  37. // Reply

    I usually wipe it down each time I finish my shower.


  38. // Reply

    We don’t have one, but if I did I’d use shower cleaner.


    1. // Reply

      They suck you in with their promises!


  39. // Reply

    Our shower is over the bath we have a curtain that gets thrown in the washer


  40. // Reply

    I use a karcher window vac πŸ™‚


  41. // Reply

    I give the glass a wipe every time its used with a squeegee takes less than a minute. Then dry metal strip secret is dont let it even start to get lime scale


  42. // Reply

    I use a limescale remover and make sure everyone knows to spray the shower spray on after they use it.
    Helps keep the limescale at bay


  43. // Reply

    With a shower cleaner and a sponge x


  44. // Reply

    I use window cleaner and a dry cloth


  45. // Reply

    give it a wipe with a dry cloth on your way out of the shower, while it is still dripping, i find it doesnt streak if i do that


  46. // Reply

    I use a squeegee on it after every shower.


  47. // Reply

    I use a mixture of white vinegar and water, then dry it off with an old newspaper. Comes up a treat.


  48. // Reply

    I use window cleaner and kitchen paper towels to stop smearing


  49. // Reply

    warm water, white vinegar and a touch of washing up liquid – works wonders


  50. // Reply

    In our new house we don’t have a shower but in our old one we did I use to use either window/glass cleaner with disposable wipes.


  51. // Reply

    glass cleaner and newspaper


  52. // Reply

    We have a wide blade car squeegee in the shower and wipe down when we have finished. When we are dried and dressed we finish off by using the towel to dry the door. No water marks πŸ™‚


  53. // Reply

    I use windolene and newspaper


  54. // Reply

    I just clean it with a shower scrubber whilst i am in the shower then dry it with a non fluffy towel x


  55. // Reply

    I just give it a quick wipe with a damp cloth


  56. // Reply

    We have really hard water here so it’s wiped down after every shower and it’s cleaned with a limescale removing cleaner every couple of weeks and sprayed with a product which helps repel water.


  57. // Reply

    I think the trick is to dry it after you’ve washed off a spray (or vinegar solution) cleaner. If you have an old towel, or the towel you’ve just used yourself which is about to go into the wash, give it a quick dry off and you ‘shouldn’t’ be left with any smears


  58. // Reply

    I don’t, I have a curtain! πŸ˜‰


  59. // Reply

    I get my mum to clean mine!!! haha


    1. // Reply

      Ah yes now there’s a method I can get on board with!


  60. // Reply

    glass cleaner usually


  61. // Reply

    glass cleaner and newspaper to buff


  62. // Reply

    I haven’t got a shower screen but I’d use a squeezgy or a Window Vac – I’ve used one on a mirror & window and it worked really well!


  63. // Reply

    we have really hard water here too and it always leaves marks on the shower. I use the ecover limescale remover as it is the one i find works best and seems to be better for the environment. Then i give it a good scrub and rinse off. THen use a squeegee to give them a ‘window clean’. Then day to day I use the method daily shower spray (the one you spray and leave on) to stop it building up again so quickly. Good luck! x


  64. // Reply

    We have a shower curtain. I just put that in the washing machine.


  65. // Reply

    With a Karcher – amazing!!


  66. // Reply

    Not well! But I use Cif and it mostly comes off.


  67. // Reply

    We have a curtain now but in our old house we had a glass enclosure and it was a nightmare to keep clean! We used to buy windowlene to keep it clean. Wasn’t perfect but did the job, just about!


  68. // Reply

    My steam cleaner blasts through everything, I love it


  69. // Reply

    I use a ‘shower shine’ from the supermarket.


  70. // Reply

    we don’t have one at the moment xx


  71. // Reply

    with bathroom cleaner but i also use shower clear after each shower to stop build up


  72. // Reply

    Ah no, what a nightmare! Showers are so hard to clean. We have a walk in with lots of glass to and run a hand squeegee window cleaner that has a rubber bit on the end of it with a bottle of shower cleaner and it seems to do the trick. Hope you’ve found a solution since sharing this post πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with us all last year. Hope to see you again this year πŸ™‚ Emily #MarvMondays


  73. // Reply

    It is a serious task to clean shower. Looking for some simple home remedy to clean it. Nice post though.

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