How to remove limescale from shower glass

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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.

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Things you need

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

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

    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.

  3. 3

    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.

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

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

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