How to Clean Shower Doors With Wd-40

Updated April 17, 2017

WD-40 is used for a variety of purposes, including lubricating tools, protecting metals and removing adhesive residue. Almost everyone already has a bottle of WD-40 in their home, but what many don't know is that you can use this product for household cleaning. WD-40 removes dirt, grease and grime and is safe to use on a variety of surfaces and materials. You can even use it to clean dirty shower doors.

Spray WD-40 generously on the inside and outside of the shower doors, concentrating on areas with significant build-up. You don't need to dry the doors before application; WD-40 can be sprayed on wet or dry shower doors.

Wipe away using a clean towel to remove dirt, soap scum, calcium deposits and other residue.

Apply additional WD-40 to any troublesome spots and wipe away. WD-40 is safe to use for cleaning tiles and shower fixtures. Simply spray, and then wipe away with a clean towel. As a safety precaution, avoid spraying WD-40 on the shower floor to prevent slipping.


Using WD-40 to clean shower doors helps prevent the build-up of soap scum and water spots, making future cleanings much easier.

Things You'll Need

  • WD-40
  • Clean towel


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