A clean shower is a happy shower. Unfortunately, water spots and hard water stains can make your shower look less than stellar—and that’s not even counting the bacteria that builds up in your grout if you don’t clean it regularly. You can buy cleaning products specifically for removing these types of stains from your glass enclosure, but they’re expensive and contain chemicals you may not want to expose yourself or others to by breathing while they work. In this article, we’ll explore an alternative method: using WD-40.
Wipe down the glass with a cloth
The first step in the glass cleaning process is to wipe down the surface with a lint-free cloth. This will remove any dirt or grime that’s already on the surface, so that you don’t have to work as hard at getting it perfectly clean. You can use either a clean cloth or microfiber cloth for this job–microfiber is best because it has very fine fibers and therefore picks up more dirt than cotton or other natural fabric types.
Spray WD-40 onto the glass
Use a clean microfiber cloth to rub over the glass until all of the stains are gone. If you’re using a microfiber cloth, then make sure that it’s clean and doesn’t have any soap left on it; otherwise, this will leave soap residue behind on your shower walls. Rinse with running water after you’re done cleaning them!
Rub the WD-40 into the glass using a microfiber cloth
Now that you’ve removed the excess cleaner from the glass, you’ll want to rub in the WD-40. You should use a clean microfiber cloth for this process. Microfiber is soft and gentle on your glass, unlike paper towels which can leave lint behind and potentially scratch up your shower doors or windows.
To apply the WD-40 evenly across your surface, rub it gently and evenly with circular motions. Don’t worry if this takes some time; just focus on making sure that all areas of your shower glass get coated with the product before moving onto another section of it.
When you’re done applying all of the cleaner, wipe off any excess using another dry cloth (again, don’t use one that’s been used for cleaning). This helps make sure that nothing gets left behind after you’re finished cleaning!
Once you have applied WD-40, it is time to use your microfiber cloth or sponge and rub the glass vigorously. You need to scrub until all the stains are removed. Remember, this is not going to happen overnight but with persistence and elbow grease, you will eventually get there. If you don’t have a microfiber cloth available, don’t worry—a wet paper towel will do just fine!
When you are done cleaning the glass be sure to rinse off any remaining WD-40 with hot water so that it doesn’t leave behind streaks on your shower walls.
Rinse the excess WD-40
Use a squeegee to remove excess water. You can use a sponge, cloth or brush to clean the glass, but these methods will leave streaks. If you want to avoid using a towel and drying up your bathroom floor, just rinse away any excess WD-40 with running water and wipe it dry with an old rag or paper towel. If you need extra help removing stains from your shower door, try applying some vinegar to the stained area with an old rag before wiping it off again with water
You don’t need to live with hard water stains on your shower glass
If you’ve ever struggled with hard water stains on your shower glass, you’ll be happy to know that there is a simple solution. WD-40 is the perfect remedy for these annoying problems. As a lubricant and penetrant, WD-40 will lift and dissolve those hard water deposits off of your shower glass without damaging or scratching the surface. In addition to being safe for use on glass, WD-40 also has a pleasant smell that will leave your bathroom smelling fresh and clean!
WD-40 comes in an attractive canister that makes it easy to dispense just the right amount every time. It’s affordable as well; I love knowing that even if I spray too much on one occasion, it won’t break my budget!
If you want to keep your shower glass looking clean and clear, try using WD-40! It’s an affordable solution that is easy to use and works quickly on hard water stains and mineral deposits.