How to Clean Water Marks Off Shower Screens
Shower Screens and Doors
If you have an over-the-bath shower that has a screen attached to the bath or you have a separate shower cubicle with glass type doors, then you will know that after a while you will get water drip marks on the side of the screen or door.
Getting these water marks on a shower screen is unavoidable, and you will get more mineral deposits and water marks if you live in a hard water area too. They build up over time and cleaning watermarks off a shower screen with normal cleaning products simply doesn't seem to do the trick, even if they say they are specially designed for removing limescale.
Anyway, there is a simple and cheap way of removing water marks from shower doors as I will show you below.
A Simple Kitchen Ingredient
So in order to know why this solution works, it is necessary to know what causes these watermarks on your shower screen. The effect is like what happens inside your kettle when the water will form limescale deposits that are difficult to shift.
Well, the answer to cleaning a shower screen door is the same as the way you can clean the limescale out of your kettle, and that is to use common household vinegar!
If you soak a cloth in the vinegar and gradually wipe it over the shower screen, then it will start to shift the water marks. You can also give it a bit of a rub with the vinegar or else leave it to react with the calcium for a short while. You may need a repeat dose of the vinegar to get rid of stubborn watermarks, but the cleaning effect will happen much more quickly than traditional shop built cleaning products.
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Questions & Answers
Can I use white vinegar to clean my shower screen, or is malt vinegar better?
Yes you can use white vinegar - it should work just as well as malt vinegar.Helpful 2
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