Is it easy to remove stubborn hard water stains from a glass shower?
The answer is yes, and you don’t even need to use special cleaners. Simple household ingredients or products like lemon juice, baking powder, and white vinegar are great at removing hard water stains, food stains, calcium buildup, dirt, and grime.
Alternatively, you can use glass cleaners, but make sure to do your due diligence before you buy a glass cleaner. Some may contain harsh chemicals that may damage the surface of your glass shower. So avoid dirt cheap cleaners as they may contain ingredients that might do more harm than good.
Stick to brands with a good reputation and good track record to ensure that you are getting a quality glass cleaner. That said, here are some excellent household products that can help you get rid of stubborn hard water stains from your glass shower.
Lemon juice is used as a cleaner because the citric acid in lemon acts as a bleaching agent. So it can easily remove stubborn hard water stains from the glass shower.
To clean your glass shower using lemon juice, mix some of the juice with warm water. Then using a spray bottle, spray the solution on the entire glass shower and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes to allow the citric acid to work on the hard water stains.
Then spray again, and use a sponge or non-abrasive pad to scrub the glass shower. Rinse with warm or cold water and let it dry or dry with a clean towel.
Fill a bowl with warm water and salt and mix well. Then dip a non-abrasive pad in the solution and give your glass shower a good scrub. Rinse with warm and cold water.
White vinegar is a common household cleaner which also used in cooking. It is effective at removing calcium buildup, grime, dirt, and stubborn hard water stains.
Mix some white vinegar with water, and using a spray bottle, spray your glass shower and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Scrub with a non-abrasive pad to remove the stains, which should come off fairly easily. Rinse the glass shower with warm or cold water, then let it dry.
You can add lemon juice to your white vinegar solution to increase its effectiveness and give your glass shower a lovely lemon scent.
Mix some baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Apply the paste all over the glass shower and let it sit for about an hour. Then give it a good scrub with a sponge or non-abrasive pad. Rinse with warm or cold water and let it dry.
Apply some toothpaste to a moist sponge and rub it all over the shower glass or only the parts with hard water stains in circular motions. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then rinse with warm or cold water.
Use Cleaners made for hard water stains
There is a wide range of glass cleaners formulated to remove stubborn hard water stains. Most are effective and safe to use, but they are not as cheap as lemon juice, baking powder, or white vinegar.
Create your own glass cleaner recipe
If you are a “do it yourself” kind of person, you can create your glass cleaner recipe using simple household products. Here is a simple recipe you could try.
Fill a bowl with two cups of warm water, and add a quarter cup rubbing alcohol, a quarter cup white vinegar, and one tablespoon of corn starch. Mix them well, and then pour the solution into a spray bottle.
There are many other recipes you can create that will give you good results. You can get the recipes online or try to make your own recipes and test each one to see which one works best. It’s better than spending money on glass cleaners, which can be expensive.
A glass shower with hard water stains is unsightly, which is why you need to wash clean it regularly.
The easiest way to prevent water spots is by squeegeeing your glass shower after taking a shower. This is not always possible, especially when you are in a rush or too busy.
But if you make it a habit to clean your glass shower every three or four times a week, this can help prevent hard water stains, soap scum, dirt, and calcium buildup.