How to remove limescale from shower glass

Written by kimbry parker | 13/05/2017
How to remove limescale from shower glass
Squeegee off your glass shower doors after each use to prevent limescale build-up (rain drops on the window image by Olga Shelego from

If you have hard water in your home, you will likely end up with limescale build-up on your glass shower doors. Limescale is an off-white build-up that is the result of impurities and high mineral content in hard water. Limescale on shower doors is unsightly and makes the entire shower look unclean. Fortunately, it is not a difficult or lengthy process to remove limescale build-up from your glass shower doors. Use the proper products and your shower doors will sparkle.

Fill an empty spray bottle with equal parts white vinegar and distilled water. Spray the vinegar solution onto the glass shower doors.

Let the vinegar mixture sit on the glass for ten minutes. Wipe the doors clean with a damp rag. Dry the shower doors thoroughly with paper towels.

Use washing soda for heavy limescale build-up that cannot be removed with the vinegar solution alone. Mix two parts washing soda with one part white vinegar in a bowl. Stir until a paste forms.

Rub the paste onto the glass shower doors with a damp rag. Let it sit for ten minutes.

Wipe down the doors with a damp sponge to remove the residue. Dry the doors with paper towels.

Things you need

  • Empty spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Distilled water
  • Rags
  • Paper towels
  • Washing soda
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Sponge

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