Shower screens are fantastic additions to anybody’s bathroom, but like all beautiful interior design features, maintaining their appearance requires regular cleaning. We’re big believers in not spending money on expensive chemical options, especially when you can use products that most people already have in their kitchen cupboards!
So here we will present our top 3 tips for keeping your shower screen cleaning using common household ingredients:
Everyone has a packet of baking soda lurking in the back of their pantry. And believe it or not, this versatile ingredient has been a staple of household cleaning products for years. And when it comes to maintaining the pristine look of gorgeous frameless shower screens Sydney homeowners love, baking powder can work like magic.
First spray the entire shower screen surface with hot water to remove large dirt and debris. Then use a sponge to generously spread baking soda. Don’t be concerned if a thick paste forms as the soda reacts with the moisture. This is a good sign! Simply work the baking soda across the surface of your shower screen with firm pressure. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes before spraying down again with more hot water to remove the baking soda and to leave you with a sparkling clean shower screen.
Salt & Lemon Juice Paste
This is a great tip to use on metal surfaces that you do not want to rust, get scungy, or tarnish in an unappealing way. It combines the naturally acidic power of lemon juice as well as the abrasive qualities of salt.
Using a 2:1 ratio (that is, for every two parts of salt, use one part lemon juice), combine the salt and lemon juice into a workable putty or paste. You don’t want the mixture too viscous or runny. Then use some sort of brush or lightly-abrasive sponge to work the mixture onto metal shower surfaces. Like with baking soda, aim to leave this to ‘soak’ on affecting areas for a minimum of 5-10 minutes before washing clean. Using rock salt, or any other salt with a bigger flake, for better results.
Like baking soda, vinegar is one of those staples of homemade household cleaning solutions for years! And this is for good reason. Vinegar is a fantastic solvent for breaking down grime and cleaning surfaces.
Like the baking soda, just go ahead and spray a liberal amount of vinegar (regular white vinegar will be fine) onto the shower surface, and then use a soft-sponge (something abrasive, but that won’t scratch the glass) to scrub things down. Then rinse thoroughly to remove the vinegar and the strong vinegar odour. You should then be looking at a gleaming, clean shower screen.
Ad Capry have been providing shower screens Sydney clients adore for years, and we want to ensure that your investment looks its best for years! Contact us now to have a chat about any shower screen requirement you might have.