How to clean shower glass: tips for removing limescale

Cleaning glass shower screens or removing limescale from glass are not exactly fun jobs in a home. Even so, they are important. You don't want a white film or other dirt on your beautiful glass shower screen or the shower door. In this article, we tell you how to clean glass shower doors with hard water stains and other dirt. We also show you how you can stop limescale.

How limescale and other dirt is formed


A white film, or limescale, is produced when the water that remains on your glass shower door or shower wall dries up. Our tap water contains scale. The scale that is in the water, remains on the glass. It's not just dried-up water that leaves a film. Soap or shampoo residue and skin grease also make your shower wall and shower tray look dirty. It's high time to get to work on this job and to remove limescale and clean your glass shower wall.

How to clean shower doors with HG

HG limescale remover foam spray is the perfect product for cleaning your glass shower wall. It removes limescale from your glass shower panel without any difficulties.

To deal with every-day dirt, we have HG bathroom cleaner all surfaces. This product removes soap residue, skin grease, and minor limescale in a flash and prevents extremely stubborn limescale on shower screens. 

How do you use HG limescale remover foam spray to remove limescale from glass?

  1. Spray our limescale remover on the surface that needs treatment and leave it to work for maximum 5 minutes.
  2. Then rinse or wipe off the surface with a damp cloth.
  3. Be careful if you have a natural-stone floor in the bathroom. Our limescale products may not come into contact with that.

Alternative solutions for cleaning a glass shower door

Besides HG limescale remover foam spray, there are other solutions for cleaning your glass shower panel and removing limescale. We list a few convenient solutions for you. Remember that you use these products at your own risk and that we cannot guarantee they work. 

  • Cleaning glass shower doors with vinegar and baking sodaY
    our glass shower door has not been cleaned for a while? Baking soda is the answer. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of vinegar and stir well. Dab a microfibre cloth in the mixture and polish the glass shower wall clean. Rinse the glass with water and then dry the shower wall with a cloth or a squeegee.

  • Make your shower door shine with lemon oil
    You would like to have your glass shower door sparkle again? Use a spray bottle to make a mixture of hot water with five drops of lemon oil. Spray the glass and leave it to absorb for a few minutes. Then wipe everything off with a damp microfibre cloth. 

  • Remove scale from a glass shower door with cleaning vinegar
    Cleaning vinegar is a useful DIY product. Including for removing limescale from your glass shower door. Mix one part of vinegar with one part of water. For example in a plant spray and use it to spray the glass wall. After about 30 minutes you wipe it all off with a clean, dry cloth. 

  • Remove limescale from glass with tumble-drier sheets
    You have limescale on a shower wall that you cannot get rid of? Reuse a tumble-drier sheet to remove limescale from your glass shower door. A tumble-drier sheet has an absorbing and degreasing effect. Wet the sheet and rub it over the glass. Chances are the stain goes away. 

  • Remove limescale from glass with corn flour
    You most likely have corn flour in your cupboards. Corn flour is a great product for removing grease stains and limescale from glass. Mix two teaspoons of corn flour with a tablespoon of vinegar. Put a lump on a microfibre cloth and spread it over the dull spots. And polish! You want to have the shower door sparkle? Add a drop of Dreft to the mixture.

Tips to prevent having to clean a glass shower panel

To prevent having to clean your glass shower panel every time you shower, we have a few tips.

  • The best way to clean glass shower doors: dry immediately
    You finished showering? Use a squeegee to remove the water from the shower wall. No fun, but it does prevent a lot of cleaning and scrubbing. It means limescale doesn't stand a chance. 

  • Clean a glass shower panel with the right cloth
    Did you know that when you clean a glass shower panel that you have to make sure you have the right cleaning cloth? Don't’ grab the first one that comes to hand, but select a lint-free cloth, such as a microfibre cloth. The right solution for a clean and streak-free result.

Prevent limescale and dirt with HG

Prevention is always better than the cure. This certainly applies when you clean a glass shower panel. You would much rather prevent limescale and other dirt than keep removing limescale from the glass. HG has a great solution for this: our HG shower screen protector. HG shower screen protector gives all the materials in and on the shower cubicle optimum protection against scale and other dirt. Dirt caused by soap residue and skin grease, for example. 

The following steps help to prevent limescale with HG shower screen protector:

  1. It is important to clean your glass shower panel properly first.
  2. Then leave the glass shower panel/door to dry properly. 
  3. Add a little HG shower screen protector on a dry, clean cloth and rub the surface to be treated with circular motions.  
  4. Repeat after two minutes. Now polish the surface with a soft and dry cloth. 
  5. Rub the glass shower wall and/or door properly with a damp cloth. 

If you have a tip for how to remove water stains from glass or preventing limescale, please let us know!

Frequently Asked Questions about the best way to clean shower doors

Is it possible to prevent limescale?

Yes, it is. Dry the door and the walls after showering. Protect your shower door and/or panel against limescale and other dirt with HG shower screen protector.  

How to remove water stains from glass?

You can remove limescale from glass with:

  • Vinegar and baking soda
  • Lemon oil
  • Cleaning vinegar
  • Tumble-drier sheets
  • Corn flour

How can I prevent frequent cleaning because of limescale?

You can prevent frequent cleaning of a glass shower door by:

  • Drying the shower door and/or shower wall immediately 
  • Using the right cleaning cloth

Which HG product do I use to clean and remove limescale from my shower door?

HG limescale remover foam spray is the easy and effective way to clean your glass shower door.



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