How to clean chrome shower trims

Written by hillary marshall | 13/05/2017
How to clean chrome shower trims
Taps, drains and shower doors often have chrome trim. (shower image by Dragan Trifunovic from

Chrome shower trims can look really nice when they are cleaned properly. That being said, they can look really nasty when cleaned improperly. Fortunately, it isn't difficult to keep your chrome shower trim looking sparkly clean. With a suitable bath and tile cleaner you can remove soap scum and water stains, returning the chrome to its natural shine.

Determine what type of cleaner you need to use on your chrome trim. If you chrome has mineral or chemical build-up from water, a lime-removing cleaner is best. If your chrome just needs a general cleaning or has soap scum build-up, and all-purpose cleanser will do.

Put on a pair of rubber cleaning gloves to protect your skin from irritation. Vent the bathroom via window or exhaust fan while you are cleaning.

Spray the chrome trim with the cleaner. Cover the trim in cleaner and let it sit for five minutes.

Scrub the surface of the chrome trim with a nylon bristle scrub brush, or an old toothbrush. If you have tough stains, you may need to use some force to loosen them.

Rinse the cleaner off the chrome trim with clean water. Dry the chrome trim of excess water with a soft cloth.

Things you need

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Lime-removing cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Gloves
  • Soft cloth

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